Miami Expecting 52,000 Cruise Passengers in One Day

Norwegian Getaway

PortMiami is hosting an estimated 52,000 cruise passengers on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018.

This sets a one-day record for passenger traffic at PortMiami, the port said, in a statement.

PortMiami will be welcoming the following cruise vessels:

  1. Carnival Cruise Lines Carnival Horizon
  2. Carnival Cruise Lines Carnival Magic
  3. Disney Cruise Line Disney Magic
  4. FRS Caribbean San Gwann
  5. MSC Cruises MSC Divina
  6. Norwegian Cruise Line Norwegian Getaway
  7. Oceania Cruises Oceania Riviera
  8. Royal Caribbean International Empress of the Seas
  9. Royal Caribbean International Allure of the Seas

It’s definitely a busy time for PortMiami,” said Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez. “I want to welcome all cruise visitors to Miami-Dade County and encourage them to explore all that our community has to offer. Cruise passengers are essential to the continued growth and development of the tourism industry in Miami-Dade and contribute millions of dollars to our local economy annually. That includes air travel, hotel nights, entertainment and shopping. I want to thank the more than 52,000 passengers we’re expecting this Sunday for selecting Miami as a destination.”

“PortMiami is home to the world’s most renowned cruise lines,” said Chairwoman of the Economic Development and Tourism Committee Rebeca Sosa. “Last year the Cruise Capital of the World handled more than 5.6 million cruise passengers, welcoming each and every one with open arms and a smile. We’re more than ready for the 2018-2019 cruise season!”

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Tiki culture takes a cruise on Mariner of the Seas

Royal Caribbean International's latest bar concept, the Bamboo Room, is a throw-back to the tiki bars that were popular after WWII. The bar, which seats 49 and has a Polynesian theme, was added to the Mariner of the Seas and will be retrofitted to most of the ships getting the Royal Amplified upgrade package, including the Navigator, Oasis and Allure of the Seas.
Tiki culture takes cruise Mariner of the Seas
Royal Caribbean International’s latest bar concept, the Bamboo Room, is a throw-back to the tiki bars that were popular after WWII. The bar, which seats 49 and has a Polynesian theme, was added to the Mariner of the Seas and will be retrofitted to most of the ships getting the Royal Amplified upgrade package, including the Navigator, Oasis and Allure of the Seas. Photo Credit: TW photo by Tom Stieghorst
 
Royal Caribbean International's latest bar concept, the Bamboo Room, is a throw-back to the tiki bars that were popular after WWII. The bar, which seats 49 and has a Polynesian theme, was added to the Mariner of the Seas and will be retrofitted to most of the ships getting the Royal Amplified upgrade package, including the Navigator, Oasis and Allure of the Seas.

Mein Schiff 2 Floats Out at Meyer Turku

Mein Schiff 2

The Mein Schiff 2 touched water for the first time today at the Meyer Werft shipyard ahead of her 2019 delivery.

Delivery is set for spring 2019, and Meyer Turku said in a statement that the “timetable for the construction of the ship shows how Turku shipyard has already been ramping up the production volume to meet the increasing demands from the order book.”

“Our block production capacity is already up on the level with a previous high from 2010, when the shipyard was building Allure of the Seas. Ramping up the production at the same time as we are implementing an investment program of 200 million euros has not been a simple task. Still, as the saying at the shipyard says, if it was simple, anybody could do it and that would not be good either,” said CEO Jan Meyer, in a written statement.

The float out of New Mein Schiff 2 marks the beginning of the final stage of the ship’s construction. After the weekend she will be berthed at the outfitting pier of the shipyard, where she will be finalized for delivery.

“Our new Mein Schiff 1 has successfully completed her first cruises and has been very well received by our guests. Our new generation of ships meets our expectations completely. We are looking very much forward to taking with new Mein Schiff 2 a sister ship into service very soon,” added Wybcke Meier, CEO of TUI Cruises