Caribbean Cruise

Viking Ocean Cruises to Debut New Caribbean Itineraries

 More offerings in the Caribbean By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Viking Ocean Cruises will make its first transatlantic crossing in September 2016, launching three new Caribbean cruise itineraries. After several stops around North America, Viking Star will sail down to San …

This Caribbean Island’s Cruise Arrival Boom

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The British Virgin Islands is seeing a significant improvement in cruise numbers the territory’s Ports Authority reported. The BVI received 32,133 cruise passenger arrivals in October, up 487 percent year over year. By comparison, the …

Another Cruise Pier Coming to St Kitts

 Port Zante is getting bigger By the Caribbean Journal staff The Canadian Commercial Corporation has partnered with the government of St Kitts and Nevis to build a second cruise pier at Basseterre’s Port Zante, the government announced. The pier means …

LATEST NEWS

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados has welcomed the arrival of the new MV Brittania cruise ship. The 1,083-foot-long flagship of P&O Cruises will be homeporting in Barbados throughout the winter season, conducting 14-day cruises across the Caribbean. “We are …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean has entered into an agreement with Meyer Werft to order a fifth Quantum-class cruise ship, the company announced. The as-yet unnamed ship is slated for delivery in the fall of 2020. “It is …

 Above: the keel-laying ceremony in France By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean has officially begun construction on the company’s fourth Oasis-class ship. The keel was laid on the new ship at the STX shipyard in St Nazaire, France. The …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Norwegian Cruise Line has taken delivery of the line’s largest-ever ship, the 164,000-ton Norwegian Escape, after a construction period of 17 months. The ship is the first in the company’s new Breakaway Plus Class. “We are thrilled …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor St Kitts and Nevis expects to welcome its one millionth cruise passenger arrival of the year later this month, according to Tourism Minister Lindsay Grant. This will be the first time in history that the twin-island federation …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean has launched a major new ad campaign aimed at repositioning and reshaping the image of cruising. The new ad released this month shows cruisers on a number of Caribbean excursions, from swimming with …

 Carnival Expands in Cozumel With $20 Million New Berth By the Caribbean Journal staff Carnival Corporation has expanded its operations in Cozumel with the launch of a third berth at its pier at Puerta Maya. Puerto Maya is the Caribbean …

 Quantifying the impact of cruise tourism By the Caribbean Journal staff How much does cruise tourism impact the Caribbean economy? Something in the amount of $3.16 billion, according to Business Research and Economic Advisors, which launched its analysis of spending …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica received its first cruise ship call of the 2015/2016 season this week. The Carnival Royal Princess docked at Woodbridge Bay port, bringing thousands of visitors to the island’s shores. “I think this ship has …

 Splashaway Bay to debut on Harmony of the Seas By the Caribbean Journal staff When it debuts, Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas will become the world’s largest cruise ship. But it will also have the tallest largest slide at …

 The cruise line returns to Mobile By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Carnival Cruise Line and the City of Mobile, Alabama have announced a year-long series of four- and five-day cruises to Mexico aboard the Carnival Fantasy beginning in fall 2016. Prior to …

 A boost on the way By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Antigua and Barbuda is projecting growth for the upcoming winter season, with a six percent increase in cruise ship calls for the 2015-2016 period. The announcement follows Antigua and Barbuda’s participation …

 Exploring the best small-ship Caribbean cruise lines By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor Most modern cruise ships are massive. They’re almost floating cities that have become destinations in and of themselves, carrying as many as 5,000 passengers across Caribbean waters. …

 Expansion in the Caribbean By the Caribbean Journal staff Canadian travel firm Sunwing is offering new all inclusive cruises from both Havana and Montego Bay, the company announced. The all-inclusive packges will be on board the MSC Opera beginning in …

 An increase in calls to the island By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Carnival Cruise Line will be offering one of its most active seasons to Bermuda ever in 2016, with nine different voyage opportunities between April and November, the company announced …