Hurricane Irma causing cruise cancellations and changes as it plows through the Caribbean

Royal Caribbean International, Norwegian Cruise Line, Carnival Cruise Line, Disney Cruise Line and MSC Cruises have all canceled sailings while other itineraries have been shortened, extended or revised in the latest Hurricane Irma changes. Irma is a large, ‘potentially catastrophic’ Category 5 hurricane, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami. MSC Divina’s current cruise is being cut short and the ship is heading back to Miami, to arrive Thursday morning, ahead of the port’s expected closure on …

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Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas—Flag ship of the world’s largest class of cruise vessels—joins Canaveral’s home fleet Saturday, Nov. 5

Image courtesy of Royal Caribbean International The Canaveral Port Authority is making final preparations for the arrival on November 5, 2016 of the flag ship of the world’s largest class of cruise vessels at 225,000 gross tons. Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas sails into Port Canaveral on Saturday, November 5, and will berth at Cruise Terminal 1, which opened in December 2014. The Port Authority built the $104.6 million 188,000 square foot terminal and 1007-vehicle parking …

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Nickelodeon–Orlando’s Best Kids Resort?

After spending the weekend at Nickelodeon Suites Resort with our 5-year old granddaughter, I’m convinced the Nick Hotel is probably Orlando’s best resort for youngsters 5-12 years.  The almost non-stop daytime activity is well coordinated so there’s always something to look forward to, including frequent appearances by such iconic Nick characters as SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. And the slides and flumes at the Lagoon Pool water park are ready and …

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