This Is What Carnival’s New Suites Will Look Like

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By the Caribbean Journal staff Carnival Cruise Line has revealed more details on its highly-anticipated new ship, Mardi Gras, which will make its debut in August 2020. That includes a collection of 180 suites across 11 styles, including a new […]


Princess Cruises Begins New Season in Mexico

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By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Princess Cruises officially kicked off its new season of Mexican Riviera cruises this week, part of a wider push on the West Coast. The company’s Royal Princess cruise ship arrived in the Port of Los […]


Carnival Breaks Ground on $163M Port Canaveral Complex

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By the Caribbean Journal staff Carnival Cruise Line has big plans in Port Canaveral. The cruise giant has officially broken ground on a new $163 million cruise complex called Cruise Terminal 3. The new terminal, called the “Launch Pad,” will […]


Ashanti, Ja Rule to Headline St Maarten Carnival Concert

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By the Caribbean Journal staff A group of music superstars will be headlining a concert to celebrate the 50th anniversary of St Maarten Carnival. That includes Ashanti, Keyshia Cole and Ja Rule, who will take the stage at the “Soulful […]

Another Carnival Cruise Ship Gets a Makeover

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By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Carnival Cruise Line has completed another makeover of one of its cruise ships, this time the Carnival Freedom. The line just concluded a three-week multimillion-dollar renovation of Freedom, adding a variety of new experiences and […]

Emeril to Open First-Ever Cruise Ship Eatery

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By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Celebrity Chef Emeril Lagasse is planning to open his first-ever seagoing restaurant, with plans to debut on a Carnival ship in the summer of 2020. Located in the heart of the “French Quarter” of Carnival’s […]


Carnival Plans “Mega” Cruise Port in Grand Bahama

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By the Caribbean Journal staff Carnival Cruise Line is planning what officials are calling a “mega” cruise port in Freeport, Grand Bahama. The “Grand Port” project is slated for completion in late 2021. according to a statement from the government […]

What to Expect on Carnival’s Newest Ship, Mardi Gras

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By the Caribbean Journal staff Carnival Cruise Line has revealed the first look at its highly-anticipated new Mardi Gras ship. The ship, named as a nod to the line’s first ship in 1972, has already launched construction. The 20-deck ship, […]

Carnival Planning First-Ever Cruises from San Francisco

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By the Caribbean Journal staff The California cruise market is heating up — and one major player is leading the way. Carnival Cruise Line is continuing its California expansion with plans to operate its first-ever cruises from San Francisco. That will […]


Carnival Launching Four New Cruise Ships in 2019

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By the Caribbean Journal staff Carnival Corporation is launching four new cruise ships across three global brands this year. That includes new ships for Carnival Cruise Line, Costa Cruises and Princess Cruises. The new ships include Carnival Panorama, Sky Princess, […]

Royal Caribbean Adding More Cruises From New York Area

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By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean is expanding its cruise network out of the greater New York City area, the company said on Wednesday. The cruise line will be adding new cruises in 2020-2021 on the Oasis of the […]

Carnival Looks to the Past to Name Its Newest Ship

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By the Caribbean Journal staff The biggest ship Carnival Cruise Line has ever constructed will have an equally robust name. Carnival revealed the new name for its XL-class ship, slated to debut in 2020: Mardi Gras. The ship, which will […]


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