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Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas Makes Official Debut

November 16, 2014 | 10:48 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Quantum of the Seas By Alexander Britell Royal Caribbean's brand-new Quantum of the Seas is officially open for business. The ship made its maiden voyage from England to the United States last week, followed by an initial sailing out of Cape Liberty Cruise Terminal in Bayonne, New Jersey this past weekend. The ship is seen as a potential more...

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Carnival Cruise Lines CEO to Retire

October 30, 2014 | 10:30 am | 0 Comment

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Above: Carnival Dream By the Caribbean Journal staff Carnival Cruise Lines CEO Gerry Cahill is retiring, the company announced Thursday. Cahill will be retiring effective Nov. 30, following two decades of service at the company. He has served as CEO since 2007, growing the cruise line to 24 ships. "Gerry has been instrumental in taking Carnival Cruise Lines to more...

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St Lucia Set For Jump in Cruise Arrivals

August 20, 2014 | 3:18 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Port Castries By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia's Port Castries is readying for a big jump in cruise arrivals in the coming season. The island is slated to receive around 650,000 cruise passengers and 375 ships in the 2014/2015 season, according to the government. That will include the return of Disney Cruise Lines after an eight-year hiatus. more...

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St Lucia Looking to Boost Employment in Cruise Sector

August 15, 2014 | 5:31 am | 0 Comment

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Above: St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia's government is looking to boost employment in the cruise sector. The country is financing a new Cruise Sector Employment Programme, which aims to train more than 200 young people in St Lucia and provide them with low-interest loans to facilitate their employment. The government is funding the programme more...

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Cozumel: Big Increase in Cruise Traffic

August 12, 2014 | 5:58 am | 0 Comment

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Above: Cozumel's Puerta Maya cruise port By the Caribbean Journal staff The island of Cozumel off Mexico's Caribbean coast is off to a very strong start in the cruise sector so far this year. Cozumel received 1.786 million cruise passenger arrivals in the first half of 2014, according to new data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. That represented a 19.4 more...

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For Cayman Islands, a Big Boost in Tourism Arrivals

August 9, 2014 | 7:23 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: the Cayman Islands By the Caribbean Journal staff The Cayman Islands is reporting a significant increase in tourism numbers. The British Overseas Territory received 210,491 tourist stopover arrivals in the first half of 2014, a 9.4 percent improvement over the first six months of 2013, according to Caribbean Tourism Organization data. The territory more...

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Dominica to Begin Rehabilitation Projects in Roseau, Portsmouth

August 5, 2014 | 10:15 am | 0 Comment

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Above: Roseau, Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Rehabilitation and enhancement projects of the city of Roseau and the town of Portsmouth, Dominica will begin in the 2014/2015 fiscal year, according to Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit. The projects will "result in the upgrade and expansion of the infrastructure to attract new investment," Skerrit more...

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Carnival to Develop $70 Million Cruise Port Project in Haiti

August 3, 2014 | 1:41 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: a Carnival cruise ship By Alexander Britell MIAMI — The Caribbean's newest port project is coming to Haiti. In a statement provided to Caribbean Journal, Carnival Corporation announced that it had signed a memorandum of understanding to develop a $70 million destination cruise project in Tortuga (Ile de la Tortue), an island off the northern coast of more...

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Haiti: Cruise Arrivals Rising in 2014

August 2, 2014 | 4:41 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Labadee, Haiti By the Caribbean Journal staff As Haiti sees growth in stopover visits, the country is also showing strong improvement in the cruise sector. Haiti tallied 368,942 cruise passenger arrivals in the first half of 2014, according to the Caribbean Tourism Organization. That represented a 6.3 percent improvement over the same period in 2013, more...

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Strong First Half For Belize Tourism

August 2, 2014 | 4:05 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Belize By the Caribbean Journal staff Belize's tourism growth continued in the first half of 2014, according to new data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The country received a total of 185,996 stopover tourist arrivals from January to June, an 11.8 percent improvement over the same period in 2013. The winter season saw a 12.4 percent increase, more...

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