Royal Caribbean pushes back debut sailing for new ship out of Florida after eight crew members test positive for COVID-19

Courtesy: Joe Raedle-Getty Images Royal Caribbean announced earlier this morning that it will push back its first scheduled sailing out of Florida’s Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale to the end of July. Originally scheduled for a July 3 departure, Royal Caribbean’s newest ship, Odyssey of the Seas, faced a predictable setback in its debut out

Ultra Music Festival signs peace treaty with downtown Miami residents striking necessary balance to remain in Miami for years to come

MIAMI, FLORIDA / UNITED STATES – MARCH 30, 2019: Ultra Music Festival at the Miami Marine Stadium in Virginia Key, Florida – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Hunter Crenian After years of battling with local city officials and the world’s largest electronic dance music festival organizer, downtown Miami residents can breathe a sigh of relief

Royal Caribbean gets CDC green light to begin Simulated Sailings from PortMiami in June

Royal Caribbean Pool Deck – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by John Panella One month ago, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its “Framework for Conditional Sailing Order for Cruises” as a first step to allow ships to leave from U.S. seaports and resume cruising later this year. Tuesday, Royal Caribbean International became

‘Life’s Rewards’ shines the spotlight on St. Pete Beach in all-new Amazon Prime Original Series

Beachside view of the Don CeSar Hotel in St. Pete – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by VIAVAL TOURS Florida tourism agencies are looking to make a splash in the streaming industry just before the summer months begin in an effort to drive more travel traffic to the state. During the pandemic, streaming platforms such as

Hot Florida Summer: Tripadvisor report reveals three Florida cities claimed top 5 spots on most popular vacation destinations in the world

Courtesy: Image by Michael Draeger from Pixabay It’s going to be a hot Florida summer this year for travelers looking to visit sandy beaches, and we mean that in both weather and popularity. Florida is notorious for its beaches, theme parks, and tropical getaways. For anyone who lives outside of the state, these attributes and

Bon Voyage: CDC gives Florida the green light to begin Cruise Ship sailings this summer

Courtesy: Shutterstock – photo By pisaphotography The time has come for cruising to reopen in the United States. After months of battling with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, major cruise liners will get their way and will be allowed to sail out of Florida this summer, beginning sometime around mid-July. In a

Florida comes in second to only Hawaii for 2021 summer ‘Dream Destination’

Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by icemanphotos It seems like traveling is a top priority on many Americans’ wish list this upcoming summer season.  Because last year canceled millions of plans for domestic and international travel due to pandemic closures, the travel bug is hitting even harder this time around, causing plans to find the next

Florida lands multiple 4 and 5-star rated properties in 2021 Forbes Travel Guide Star Awards

The Breakers Palm Beach, Palm Beach’s storied luxury resort – Courtesy: Forbes Travel Guide Despite declining travel figures in the year 2020, Florida has managed to remain a top travel destination in the world thanks to its wide selection of resorts, restaurants, destinations, entertainment, and more.  Helping Florida maintain its status as a top travel

Florida’s tourism industry reports lowest figures since 2010

Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Gustavo Frazao The Sunshine State was on track to post record-setting tourism numbers for state visitations in 2020, but then the pandemic happened, and those projections were derailed. In fact, according to new data from Visit Florida, the tourism industry saw an astounding but reasonably expected 34 percent drop in

Key West’s famous Duval Street set to receive a makeover

Duval Street redesign rendering – Courtesy: KCI Technologies Monroe County’s biggest tourist trap is set to receive a redesign fit for the future. Only this redesign will use the community’s public input and ideas to revitalize the iconic street in the country’s southernmost city. According to Keys Weekly, the company leading the rebuilding project of