Country Music Star Sam Hunt Comedians Chris Tucker and Jim Gaffigan Featured In Carnival Live’s Fall 2016 Lineup

MIAMI (March 7, 2016) – Carnival Cruise Line has announced its fall 2016 Carnival LIVE lineup featuring country music star Sam Hunt and comedians Chris Tucker and Jim Gaffigan.

Bringing the best in live music and comedy to the seas, Carnival LIVE is a one-of-a-kind entertainment experience that provides guests an opportunity to enjoy captivating performances by major artists at a tremendous value. Performances are held in the ships’ main theaters – ranging in guest capacity from 900 to 1,300 … Read the rest

Carnival Cruise Line Partners With Tom Joyner Foundation For 2016 Tom Joyner Foundation Fantastic Voyage Taking Place Aboard Carnival Breeze In April

Featured Musical Artists Include Diana Ross, Patti LaBelle, New Edition, Johnny Gill and Many Others

MIAMI (February 29, 2016) – For the fourth consecutive year, Carnival Cruise Line is partnering with the Tom Joyner Foundation to present the 2016 Tom Joyner Fantastic Voyage.

The Ultimate Party with a Purpose®, the voyage will take place aboard Carnival Breeze with a customized eight-day Caribbean voyage departing April 23, 2016, and visiting the beautiful tropical destinations of St. Thomas, St. Maarten and Grand … Read the rest

Carnival Magic To Undergo Multi-Million Dollar Renovation That Will Add Exciting Dining And Bar Concepts

Guy’s Burger Joint, RedFrog Rum Bar, BlueIguana Tequila Bar, Pizzeria del Capitano, and Alchemy Bar, Among New Spaces Added During Dry Dock

MIAMI (February 23, 2016) — In preparation for its Space Coast debut this spring, the 130,000-ton Carnival Magic will undergo an extensive multi-million-dollar dry dock that will add a variety of exciting dining and bar innovations, including Guy’s Burger Joint, RedFrog Rum Bar, BlueIguana Tequila Bar, Pizzeria del Capitano and the Alchemy Bar.

Currently sailing from Galveston, Texas, … Read the rest

Anglers to Target Permit During Key West’s March Merkin Tournament

KEY WEST, Florida Keys — Anglers passionate about targeting permit can seek the wily sport fish during the 2016 March Merkin Permit Tournament set for Monday through Thursday, March 14-17.

The angler who catches the most inches of permit while fly-fishing on the flats earns the title of tournament grand champion. The tournament also recognizes the grand champion guide, first and second runners-up and their guides, and the angler and guide who score the longest single permit.

The tournament is … Read the rest

Michigan and Key West Anglers Win Cuda Bowl

KEY WEST, Florida Keys — Chad Brown of Traverse City, Michigan, released 137.75 inches of barracuda to win the spin division of the 2016 Cuda Bowl Tournament that ended Feb. 6 in Key West.

Guided by Derek DeYoung of Old Mission Peninsula, Michigan, Brown earned the title of divisional grand champion.

Nathaniel Linville of Key West won the Cuda Bowl’s fly division championship for the fourth consecutive year, releasing barracuda totaling 122.25 inches. He was guided by Captain John Benvenuto, … Read the rest

Cozy Up in Holland America Line’s Fourth ‘Countdown to Koningsdam’ Video Showcasing the Ship’s Staterooms and Suites

Inside, ocean-view, spa, verandah and suite accommodations to feature distinct décor

Seattle, Wash., Feb. 1, 2016 – Holland America Line debuted the fourth “Countdown to Koningsdam” video in the series that details the ship’s staterooms and suites. The short videos were created to provide updates and share the excitement as ms Koningsdam nears delivery in April 2016.

Hosted by Johnathan Rogers, Koningsdam’s inaugural cruise director, the video, “Countdown to Koningsdam Episode 4,” features Holland America Line’s Deputy Director of … Read the rest

Islamorada Winter Fishing Classic Weekend Kicks Off Feb. 26

ISLAMORADA, Florida Keys — Appealing to anglers of all ages, the Islamorada Winter Classic team event is set for Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 27-28, after a Feb. 26 kickoff.

The tournament’s weight/release format promotes the Keys’ responsible use of its resources and maintenance of healthy fisheries. Target species are sailfish, barracuda, dolphin, cobia, wahoo, tuna, mackerel, hogfish and snapper.

Teams of up to six anglers per boat, either professionally guided or unguided, are scored on five releases of each of … Read the rest

Team Miller Tyme Wins Stock Island Marina Village King Mackerel Tournament

Team Miller Tyme Wins Stock Island Marina Village King Mackerel Tournament

KEY WEST, Florida Keys –— A 40.37-pound kingfish catch earned Miller Tyme top honors at the 20th annual Stock Island Marina Village King Mackerel Tournament that ended Jan. 24.

Mark Blackwell of Fort Pierce, Florida, caught the winning fish Sunday — the only fishing day of the planned two-day challenge after high winds forced organizers to cancel Saturday’s on-the-water action.

Other Miller Tyme team members were Captain Doug Miller, … Read the rest

Dutch Masterpieces Head to Sea with Holland America Line’s New Rijksmuseum Partnership

Program to feature ‘museum at sea’ with art reproductions, cultural activities and more

Seattle, Wash., Jan. 13, 2016 — Holland America Line is celebrating its Dutch heritage in a new partnership with Rijksmuseum, the most-visited national museum in the Netherlands. Through the collaboration, the “Rijksmuseum at Sea” created by Rijksstudio will be installed on ms Oosterdam during its scheduled dry dock in April 2016 and then move fleetwide over the next several years. The line has also become a new … Read the rest

Holland America Line Partners with Herb Specialist Koppert Cress to Provide Fresh Microgreens in ms Koningsdam’s Growing Area

‘Dinner at the Culinary Arts Center’ farm-to-table menu to feature Koppert Cress ingredients

Seattle, Wash., January 13, 2016 — Holland America Line is partnering with award-winning microgreen specialist Koppert Cress to grow fresh ingredients onboard the line’s newbuild, ms Koningsdam. The Koppert Cress partnership will enable guests to indulge in fresh microgreens grown onboard in the Culinary Arts Center while enjoying a farm-to-table-style menu for dinner.

The ingredients will be on display in a glass-enclosed growing area in the … Read the rest