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Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Oct. 21, 2016

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Oct. 21, 2016

  • Carnival Cruise Line has announced plans to expand the cruise terminal in Long Beach, California, nearly tripling its size from 66,000 to 142,000 square feet. The new agreement with landlord Urban Commons and the City of Long Beach gives Carnival 100 percent use of the geodesic dome that once served as a museum holding Howard Hughes’ “Spruce Goose” aircraft. The new facility will allow for larger ships and for “two-way operations,” allowing new passengers to board vessels before previous passengers’ disembarkation is complete.Sammy Hagar greets the Caribbean for Rock Legends Cruise VI
  • Rock Legends Cruise VI, the largest rock festival at sea, will be headlined by Sammy Hagar. The groundbreaking music theme cruise, which takes place February 15 to 19, 2018, aboard Independence of the Seas, is now on sale. The cruise was created by the Native America Heritage Association, which gives funds from each cabin sold to in-need families living on reservations in South Dakota and Wyoming. Rock Legends Cruise V, which sails on January 19, 2017, features Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo, REO Speedwagon, Creedence Clearwater Revisited, Todd Rundgren, and many other top stars performing in 60-plus concerts, Q&As, acoustic sets, and meet-and-greets.

Photos: Carnival Cruise Line/Radu Ursu, Rock Legends Cruise

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