Cruise News Ports New Cruise Port Could Come to South Texas

New Cruise Port Could Come to South Texas

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Cruise Hive Weekly News: November 28, 2020

More cruise news from the week and as usual, it's been pretty busy across most major cruise lines.

The Original Mardi Gras: The First Carnival Cruise Ship

Carnival Cruise Line expects to launch its newest member of the Carnival Family: Mardi Gras. Let's look back at the original!

Celebrity Cruises Has No Plans to Offload Ships to Pullmantur

Celebrity Cruises has now denied this and there is no plan on selling or leasing any Celebrity cruise ship to the Spanish-based sister line Pullmantur.

Shipyard Releases New Construction Photos of Royal Caribbean Ship

New construction photos have been released from the popular Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany of the next new Royal Caribbean cruise ship.

To the delight of cruisers in South Texas, lawmakers will next year look at the possibility of bringing cruise ships to Corpus Christi.

KristTV is reporting that lawmakers will spend 2016 looking at Corpus Christi on the southern coast of Texas having its own cruise port. The site mentions that there are two major obstacles stopping the go ahead of a cruise industry in South Texas. There is the harbor bridge which is not tall enough for cruise ship to sail under and no cruise terminal.

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The good news is that Solomon P. Ortiz International Center located at the port was built with the cruise industry in mind and in the future the facility could be used as a passenger terminal. The harbor bridge could also be moved further up the channel out-of-the-way of large cruise ships.

If Corpus Christi became a cruise port it would be the closest american cruise port to Mexico. The port could open up a new doorway to the Western Caribbean including well-known cruise destination in Mexico. Corpus Christi is on the Gulf of Mexico and has easy access to other american destinations which could entice new cruisers in the region.

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