Carnival Miracle Kicks Off Year-Round Seven-Day Schedule from Tampa, Doubling Capacity at Port of Tampa Bay

Carnival Cruise Line’s 2,124-passenger Carnival Miracle kicked off a year-round program of seven-day cruises from Tampa this weekend, doubling the line’s capacity at the port and further bolstering its position as the leader in Caribbean cruising.

Carnival Miracle will offer the only year-round longer-length cruise program from Port Tampa Bay, offering an unbeatable mix of destinations that appeal to a broad range of consumers, including families seeking an attractive and affordable vacation option.

Carnival Miracle joins Carnival Paradise which operates … Read the rest

Tampa Wins the Debate Over the Origin of the Cuban Sandwich

I have been researching the Cuban sandwich on behalf of a client for an upcoming special event in Tampa. It is a story wrapped in mystery and marred by a contentious debate between Tampa and Miami over who can claim the sandwich.

One researcher dates it back to the indigenous people of Cuba who originally made a sandwich out of fish between two pieces of casaba bread. With the arrival of the Spanish came pork and flour, which changed the … Read the rest