Antigua and Barbuda Gears Up for “Caribbean’s Greatest Summer Festival”

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Antigua and Barbuda is gearing up for what it’s billing as the “Caribbean’s Greatest Summer Festival.” This year’s edition of Antigua Carnival will take place from July 27 to Aug. 2, 2022, one of few Caribbean countries that are hosting […]


St John Celebration Is Back and Better Than Ever 

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The US Virgin Islands’ popular St John Celebration is back again this year, with plans for the biggest and best version of the event since the onset of the pandemic.  While scaled-back events were held in 2020 and 2021, this […]


St Thomas Carnival’s Big Comeback 

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St Thomas Carnival made its triumphant return this past weekend in the US Virgin Islands. The 70th annual edition of St Thomas Carnival was an “eclectic celebration of culture and tradition,” according to the US Virgin Islands Department of Tourism.  […]


MSC Seaside to Homeport in Port Canaveral for Caribbean Cruises

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MSC Cruises will homeport its Seaside cruise ship in Port Canaveral next year.  The Seaside-class ship will be sailing three and four-night cruises to MSC’s Ocean Cay in The Bahamas, and seven-night sailings that stop in Cozumel, Costa Maya, Belize […]

Carnival CEO Arnold Donald Is Stepping Down 

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Arnold Donald, the president and CEO of Carnival Corporation, the world’s largest cruise company, is stepping down.  The company announced that, effective Aug. 1, Donald would be appointed Vice Chair and member of the cruise company’s board of directors.  Josh […]

St Maarten Carnival Makes a Comeback

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St Maarten Carnival is back.  The Dutch Caribbean destination’s popular carnival celebration is back this year for the first time since the onset of the pandemic.  “This year’s event will attract thousands of participants worldwide, who will come to enjoy […]


Carnival Relaunches Another Cruise Ship 

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Carnival Cruise Line has restarted another new ship in 2022, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The brand has relaunched Carnival Paradise, the 22nd Carnival ship to return since the restart of the cruise industry last year.  Carnival Paradise is now operating […]

Carnival Cuts First Steel on Next Caribbean Cruise Ship 

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Carnival Cruise Line has cut the first steel on its newest cruise ship: Carnival Jubilee.  The new ship, which is being built at Meyer Werft in Papenberg, Germany, is slated to debut in November 2023 in Galveston, Tex.  The news […]

Carnival Virgin Islands Is Returning to St Thomas 

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The 70th edition of Carnival Virgin Islands is set for April in St Thomas, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The popular festival will be held this year from April 27 to May 1, 2022, under the theme “A New Cultural Roogadoo […]


Saint Lucia Is Planning a “Vaxxed” Carnival

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Saint Lucia is planning to bring back its popular Carnival for the first time since the pandemic — fully “vaxxed.” The destination has decided to host what it’s calling “The Vaxxed Mas,” subject to the full approval of the country’s Ministry […]

Carnival Relaunches Cruises From Tampa

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Carnival Cruise Line’s cruise relaunch has continued with a restart of its operations out of Tampa.  The company’s Carnival Pride cruise ship kicked off its first sailing out of Tampa since the pandemic this weekend.  A second Tampa-based ship, Carnival […]

Carnival Cruise Line Returns to St Maarten

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Cruise giant Carnival Cruise Line has made its return to the island of St Maarten.  The company’s Carnival Freedom arrived at Port St Maarten this week, the first Carnival call on the island since the onset of the pandemic — after […]


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