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VIDEO: The Caribbean’s Best Cruise Port Beach

 There are so many great cruise ports around the Caribbean, but few of them have a great beach in close proximity. While you can explore in Old San Juan, shop in St Kitts, find your duty free desires in St …

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 …

A New Cruise Ship in Barbados

 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 …

LATEST NEWS

 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 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 …

 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 …

 All-inclusives to try right now By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor Summer’s over; the kids are back to school and there are still about 15 work weeks left before the holidays. But it’s not ALL bad news. The fall is …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff While Puerto Rico has a diverse, rich tourism product, it’s long had a void in one area of the Caribbean tourism industry — all incs. Now, the Wyndham Grand Rio Mar resort is trying 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 …

 Four deals to the Bahamian capital By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor The bad news: Summer’s over. The good news: The Caribbean’s shoulder season is here, bringing big savings between now and the start of high season in December. And to …

 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 …

 Rediscovering cool at the Dominican Republic’s Casa Colonial By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon, CJ Travel Editor It’s the last place you’d expect to find a posh boutique hotel. Hidden in plain sight in the Playa Dorada compound, where big-box all-inclusive resorts view …

 A new top chef at the private island resort By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The Peter Island Resort and Spa in the British Virgin Islands has welcomed Executive Chef Todd Howard to its culinary team. Howard will be creating new menu …

 Ship returns with new additions By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Following a multi-million dollar renovation, Carnival Cruise Line’s 2,124-passenger Carnival Pride will be returning to the Port of Tampa for a series of five- to 14-day voyages in January and February …