Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The Sun and The Star

Norwegian Star

With Port Canaveral already anticipating the arrival of the Norwegian Sun this October, Tampa got some good news, too. Norwegian Star will call the Port of Tampa her winter home, beginning in 2011.

While the Sun begins her alternating seven day Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries October - April of this year, next year will see the Star sailing weekly to Roatan, Costa Maya and Belize from Tampa.

It's always nice to have more cruising options in the Sunshine State!

Tune in to Cuising Musings for reports of local plans to welcome the Sun to the Space Coast later this year.

The Norwegian Sun (stock photos courtesy of NCL)

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Saturday, February 13, 2010

UPDATE on othe Disney Magic Delay

This is an update to the news reported in my previous blog entry, which said thet the Dusney Magic had failed to return to Port Canaveral this morning as scheduled. Disney Cruise Line has issued a statement. Here's a quick summary:

Gale force winds prevented a safe departure from Castaway Cay last night.
Guests on the cruise scheduled to end today will stay on board until tomorrow.
Those scheduled to depart on their cruise today will depart tomorrow instead, and will have the option of spending today at Epcot. Additionally, Disney indicated it will attempt to house all of them in Disney resort hotel rooms tonight.

Phone number for cruise guests with questions: 1-800-939-2784.

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Disney Magic Delayed by High Winds

The Disney Magic, which was due in Port Canaveral earlier this morning for a turn-around, is reported to be stuck in The Bahamas, unable to leave due to high winds.

Of course, this means that the passengers currently on board the ship, who should have disembarked this morning, may be missing air connections. And those due to board for the next cruise, slated to leave this afternoon, are stuck in the Disney cruise terminal!

I'll bring you updates as soon as I know anything more.

Cruising Musings reminds everyone that it's always a good idea to plan to arrive at the city of your port of embarkation a day early and make post cruise travel plans that are flexible, as one never knows when something beyond anyone's control might alter the ship's schedule.

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Friday, February 12, 2010

Cruising Musings is now Networked on Facebook

Well, it's done! Not sure that I followed the directions properly, or that I could repeat the process in the same order again, but this blog is now networked on Facebook!

This means (I think) that all my blog posts here will now be fed to my facebook Cruise Ready Store fan Page . (If you're on Facebook, please consider becoming a Facebook Fan of Cruise Ready Store!) So, you can now follow this blog right from Facebook.

If you'd like to set up your blog to feed entries to your facebook page, don't bumble through like I did... get some help at The Selling Lounge, where Valerie, of Mulewagon Antiques and Collectibles has been kind enough to post some step by step directions.

Well, here goes ... I'm gonna publish this post, and then see if it appears on my facebook page!

EDIT: It worked. (sort of) It's not feeding to a separate 'blog' page, but it's feeding.