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New cruise ship MSC Seaside set for Miami debut

The biggest cruise ship debuting in Florida this year is nearly on its way as MSC Cruises took delivery of MSC Seaside at a ceremony in Italy.

The new class of ship that can hold 5,119 passengers at maximum capacity will begin year-round Caribbean sailing from PortMiami in December.

“MSC Seaside…

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SeaWorld: Walrus named Bruiser has died

A 39-year-old walrus named Bruiser has died at SeaWorld Orlando, the theme park announced Wednesday afternoon.

The animal had been in the Orlando attraction for 20 years, but his health had been in decline — including kidney failure — for the past several weeks, a post on SeaWorld’s Facebook page…

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Judge grants class-action status in SeaWorld lawsuit

A U.S. District Court Judge granted class-action status for a SeaWorld lawsuit that accused the company of misleading shareholders about impact from the documentary “Blackfish.”

Judge Michael Anello issued the order this week for the lawsuit that was filed in 2014 in Southern District of California.

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Universal introduces Marvel Character Dinner

Marvel characters are coming to dinner — at Universal’s Islands of Adventure. The theme park is adding a buffet dubbed Marvel Character Dinner, which will be served at Cafe 4 restaurant beginning Dec. 7.

Diners will encounter Spider-Man, Captain America, Cyclops, Wolverine, Storm and Rogue during…

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Should Orlando be called the Halloween Vacation Capital?

Halloween creeps earlier and earlier on the calendar at the theme parks.

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween at Disney’s Magic Kingdom kicked off Aug. 25 this year. Not following far behind, the haunted houses at Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights and SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular started in September.

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Carnival names new Vista-class ship Carnival Panorama

Carnival Cruise Line embraced another vision-oriented name for its third Vista-class ship, dubbing it Carnival Panorama.

The theme follows suit with the original ship in the class, 2016’s Carnival Vista that sails from PortMiami, and also its sister ship Carnival Horizon that is set to debut in…

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Disney employees mulling over company’s latest offer in union negotiations

Disney unions are divided over whether to approve a new contract that would give workers at least a 50-cent hourly wage increase for each of the next two years.

One union official will urge his workers to approve the deal — while leaders at three locals that represent 17,200 employees are urging…

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SeaWorld helps rescue 10 manatees in South Carolina

SeaWorld’s Orlando rescue team helped save 10 manatees in danger on a three-day mission last month in Charleston, S.C., the company announced.

“The manatees were spotted in the upper reaches of the Cooper River, near a warm water outflow area. Historically, manatees move south into warmer waters…

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Disney reveals details for revamped Caribbean Beach Resort

Disney offered up a look at some of the spaces coming to the revamped port of entry coming to Caribbean Beach Resort at Walt Disney World.

The new images were revealed along with some details on the Disney Parks Blog today.

The resort has been undergoing construction updates since earlier this…

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Lawmakers want Visit Florida to justify $100 million for next year

TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott’s request for lawmakers to boost tourism marketing to $100 million next year might be a tough sell in the House.

Members of the House Transportation & Tourism Appropriations Subcommittee said Wednesday that Visit Florida would have to justify the proposed increase…

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