Every day, a host of cruise ships can be seen docked at islands in the Caribbean.
In 1966, Ted Arison saw an ad in Travel Weekly for the Sunward, a new car ferry owned by a
Norwegian named Knut Kloster, who had run into political problems getting the ship from
England to Gibraltar. Arison and Kloster would go on to start Norwegian Caribbean Line, and
arguably, the modern-day cruise industry. The Sunward offered three- and four-day cruises
from Miami until a complicated breakup left Arison to start his own cruise line, called Carnival,
and Kloster to continue to build NCL.