Looking for a hotel before your cruise out of Port Miami or Fort Lauderdale?

Our trip to The Turnberry Isle, a North Miami landmark, was wonderful and we ‘highly recommend’ If you are looking for a hotel stay in Miami or Ft. Lauderdale either before or after your cruise – this hotel has it all.  It is really in the middle of both airports and both piers. As we arrived from a short ride from airport by taxi, we noticed the parking lot was flooded with shiny Mercedes, Porsches and Ferraris. …

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MSC Cruises Unveils Plans for Highly-Innovative Multi-Cruise Ship Terminal at Portmiami

Photo from MSC

  MIAMI, USA (April 9, 2019) – MSC Cruises, the world’s largest privately-owned cruise company, announced today details of a new highly-innovative cruise terminal at PortMiami that will support its expanding presence in North America and in the Caribbean in particular. As per the terms of the agreement, which has today received approval from the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners, MSC Cruises will design, construct, operate and maintain a large building that hosts two cruise terminals (AA …

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Miami, The Fontainebleau

Having grown up in South Florida, the name Fontainebleau is synonymous with class and Miami. This resort was and still is a premier destination, from the moment you arrive your surrounded by classic Miami style! We didn’t get the to the hotel until after 11pm, so when we walked into the lobby, the Bleu Bar was alive with people and awesome music. Check in was quick and easy, we were given a room in the Chateau tower …

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Tour of the Carnival Vista

PORT OF MIAMI –Carnival Vista, the newest and biggest ship in Carnival’s fleet, is finally home. Launched May 1, she came across the Atlantic and cruised out of New York before arriving here, where she’ll journey to the Eastern and Western Caribbean. Before her initial departure on Nov. 27, media were invited aboard to take a tour. As Carnival PR Manager Vance Gulliksen explained, “We took everything we learned from our previous ships and incorporated it in …

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Warm gorgeous pools, friendly staff, bourbon steak, golfers paradise & a small and intimate spa all exceed expectations

“Jewel” Hotel to Consider for Pre or Post Cruise When we take a Ft. Lauderdale, or Miami-based cruise we always go a few days early to the vicinity. Our hotel of choice: Turnberry Isle, Miami. While this is a fabulous locale during the cold winter months (for those of us living in northern climes), the Turnberry experience is marvelous at any time of year. We stayed at the hotel on the 4th of July last year and …

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NCL Getaway Inaugural Arrival Miami

This is the first sighting in South Florida of NCL’s new Getaway, shown on its inaugural arrival to the Port of Miami on 6 February 2014. It’s the largest cruise ship to call Miami home port. Have you had the opportunity to sail on the NCL Getaway yet? Or do you hope to soon? Please leave your thought and reviews in the comments below.

NCL Norwegian Sky leaving the Port of Miami

The beautiful NCL Norwegian Sky, as seen leaving the Port of Miami. Have you sailed on the NCL Sky? What did you think? Leave your review below in our comment, we would love to hear your thoughts.

The divine MSC Divina left Miami this week in a dazzling display of fireworks.

For ship captain Francesco Veniero, it’s a dream come true. “I say mamma mia,” he said. “I never imagined that my dream would come true like this.” Coming from a family of seamen, Veniero said his heart “was always about the sea.” But being able to captain the 4,345-passenger ship is a blessing he still can’t believe. Now on a three-day Bahamian celebration cruise, the MSC Divina is the first MSC cruise ship to be based year-round …

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FIAT Escorts MSC Divinia into Miami

In a fun and unusual display in Miami this week, MSC’s Divinia was escorted into the port by a fleet of high-powered FIAT personal watercraft.  The Divinia arrived after completing an 18 night Atlantic crossing, departing from Venice, and becomes the MSC Cruises ship to sail year-round from North America. The Divinia also transported a Rosso Brillante (metallic red) Fiat 500 (known as Cinquecento in Italy) bringing Italian style and technology across the seas to the American market. Guests …

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MSC Divina completes maiden voyage to Miami in true diva style welcomed by Fiat 500 personal watercraft

The dazzling MSC Divina made cruise history this morning, when she was escorted into PortMiami by a fleet of high-powered FIAT personal watercraft.  With today’s arrival, MSC Divina becomes the first MSC Cruises ship to sail year-round from North America.   With today’s show-stopping entrance, MSC Divina concludes her 18-night Atlantic Ocean crossing to Miami from Venice, Italy.  During the voyage, a fabulous Rosso Brillante (metallic red) Fiat 500, or Cinquecento as it is known in Italy, …

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