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Carnival Paradise – Tampa Bay to Cozumel Cruise

January 11th, 2013

Iguana

This year over the holidays we had the distinct honor and pleasure of joining our friends for their destination wedding in Cozumel Mexico and as if that wasn’t enough we were to get there via cruise.

Shopping in Cozumel

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Café Tu Tu Tango – Tapas Food for the Starving Artist in All of Us

August 27th, 2012

Atrist Cafe Tu Tu Tango

If you have a group of friends and you’re looking for something different in the vast choices of places to eat in Orlando there is one that offers a truly unique experience, Café Tu Tu Tango. The whole place is set up like a ‘starving artists’ studio, sometimes they even have an artist there working on an original piece. The walls are covered with art that’s all for sale, even the bar and tables are colorful.

Shrimp and Kielbasa Skewers at Cafe Tu Tu Tango

If you interested in a different taste combination try the savory Shrimp and Kielbasa Skewers. They are marinated in pepper and serve with red beans and rice, a Cajun delight.

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Historic African Queen to Set Sail in Key Largo Again

April 30th, 2012

African Queen

Key Largo, Florida Keys – Visitors to the Florida Keys can take a ride on the African Queen, the iconic original vessel from John Huston’s classic 1951 film by the same name starring Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn from Key Largo. Registered as a national historic site, a major $70,000 restoration project provided for structural, mechanical and cosmetic repairs.

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Disney Fantasy Seven-Night Caribbean Cruises from Port Canaveral

March 28th, 2012

Disney Fantasy at Port Canaveral

Celebration, FL – The Disney Fantasy is about to be a cruise vacation reality. When the fourth ship in the Disney Cruise Line fleet launches March 31, 2012 from Port Canaveral, it will live up to its name, bringing Disney fantasies to life with entertainment, activities and dining experiences specifically designed with seven-night cruises in mind to Florida cruise passengers.

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Cruise Review: Disney Dream – The Ship Dreams Are Made Of

October 12th, 2011

Disney Dream

By Mike Cooney – Chief Explorer, Cooney World Adventures

The latest over the top fun-boat to be added to lineup of Port Canaveral cruise ships is the Disney Dream. Although not as big as many of her competitors, she more than makes up for it by offering guests a lot of Disney magic on the high seas. From the moment guests walk aboard, they are immersed in a Disney world full of fun, entertainment and food to excite and tantalize everyone, regardless of age.

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Cruise Review: Oasis of the Seas – Gigantic + Enormous = Ginormous

July 11th, 2011

Oasis of the Seas

By Mike Cooney – Chief Explorer, Cooney World Adventures

During a recent Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines (RCCL) familiarization tour of the Oasis of the Seas, I had the opportunity to see and experience one of the most magnificent ships in the world. She is a floating city in every way. Here are just a few facts that help prove my assertion . . . on any given seven-day cruise more than 8,000 people call the Oasis home, she has 24 different dining experiences, countless entertainment venues, over a dozen shops and stores, and state-of-the-art water and sanitation systems that are more efficient than most of the land-based versions. The only ship larger by just a few inches is her sister ship Allure of the Seas.

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New Cruise Ships Sailing from Florida

May 7th, 2011

Disney Dream

By Beverly Collins

There’s never been a better time to take a cruise from Florida. The cruise lines are continuing to add new vessels and they are getting bigger and more luxurious with each new ship. The new Disney Dream, sailing from Port Canaveral has the first ever on board water coaster that plunges you over the side of the ship and the Allure of the Seas, the biggest ship on the water today, has several ‘neighborhood’ style sections including a Central Park themed area for passengers to enjoy. New cruise cabins are available and prices are good too. Here are the latest, greatest ships sailing to many exotic ports of call.

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Disney Dream at Port Canaveral

January 4th, 2011

Disney Dream

Port Canaveral, FL – The mood was magical as predawn fireworks lit up the sky over Port Canaveral, helicopters buzzed overhead, water cannon salute was shot and there were an estimated 2000 people who turned out, all this was to welcome the newest Disney cruise ship at Port Canaveral, the Dream. Disney workers handed out white ‘Mickey’ gloves and people traveled all the way from Orlando to wave the Dream into the port where it will berth for the next 15 years.

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At PlacesAroundFlorida.com its All About the Water

December 22nd, 2009

Royal Caribbean - Monarch of the Seas

Florida is surrounded by water and what better place to see the ocean than by visiting one of many Florida Piers. Piers are a gathering spot for sealife, wildlife and people. Piers offer not only great fishing, many feature fine dining and live music as well a great place to enjoy a cocktail. On a pier, you can experience the water without getting on a boat.
Crystal Clear Water
If boating or just being around boats is your thing, Florida Inlets & Passes are places where the ocean meets inland waters. Sometimes known as ports and bays, activities at inlets can be as simple as fishing, bicycle riding or strolling along watching diverse wildlife. Many ports are home to major international cruise terminals with dining and entertainment establishments for passengers and visitors alike.

Speaking of cruising, Check out all of the Florida Cruise Ports which offer cruises to the Caribbean and beyond. Also, Port Canaveral Cruise Ships features profiles and specifications of ships sailing from the Central Florida port. If you’re looking a cruise to nowhere, see Place to Gamble in Florida for a complete list of ships.


Carnival Dream Sets Sail from Port Canaveral

November 19th, 2009

Carnival Deam

Port Canaveral, FL – Early yesterday morning Carnival Cruise Lines’ newest and biggest ship the DREAM pulled into its new home port of Port Canaveral, by nightfall the Dream set on it’s maiden voyage to the Bahamas. The Carnival Dream will launch year-round seven-day Caribbean service from Port Canaveral on Dec 12.

Carnival Deam in Port

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