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Carnival Plans Big Expansion of Cuba Cruises

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Carnival Cruise Line has announced plans for a major expansion of Cuba cruises. The company has added another 20 cruises to Cuba on in its Carnival Paradise ship out of Tampa. The new cruises, which …

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Carnival Takes Delivery of Its Newest Ship, Carnival Horizon

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Carnival Cruise Line has taken delivery of the 26th ship in its fleet: Carnival Horizon. The new 3,954-passenger ship will sail a summer schedule of four-day Bermuda and eight-day Caribbean cruises from New York before …

Carnival Paradise Resumes Caribbean Sailings

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Paradise ship has resumed year-round cruise service following a month-long dry dock. The ship, which is homeporting at Port Tampa Bay, added a new water park, 38 new staterooms, 98 balconies …

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 By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Carnival Paradise is undergoing an extensive, multi-million-dollar refurbishment that will add a variety of spaces and innovations, the company announced this week. The changes include a water park, 38 new cabins, 98 balconies to existing …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Fascination ship has returned to San Juan, Puerto Rico for a year-round schedule of Caribbean cruises. The ship recently underwent an “extensive” multimillion-dollar dry dock that added a host of new …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Carnival Cruise Line is making moves in Mexico. The company has announced plans to deploy its Carnival Panorama ship to Long Beach beginning next year, the first new Carnival ship based in Southern California in …

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 By Alexander Britell It’s a raucous, rousing message to the world that Dominica is open for business. It’s Mas Domnik, Dominica’s fascinating, festive carnival and it’s happening right now. Mas Domnik, Dominica’s unique brand of carnival, has officially launched under …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Thinking of a Caribbean cruise out of Tampa? Carnival has you covered. Carnival Cruise Line has kicked off a year-round program of seven-day Caribbean cruises from Tampa, doubling the line’s capacity at the port. Carnival …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Looking to experience one of the Caribbean’s most energetic carnival celebrations? Think about Haiti, where the country’s national carnival is returning to the capital, Port-au-Prince, from Feb. 11 to Feb. 13. This year’s celebration is …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Triumph will operate a diverse itinerary schedule in 2019-2020, with a wide variety of cruises, including several to the Caribbean, according to the company. The options range from four- to 14-day cruises, …

 By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Carnival Cruise Line is the latest company to make its return to the island of St Maarten since Hurricane Irma. Carnival’s Carnival Sunshine cruise ship made a day-long call to Port St Maarten on Monday. …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Victory ship is undergoing an extensive 17-day dry-dock that will add a host of new food and beverage options, the company announced this week. The multimillion-dollar dry dock in Freeport, The …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal has been appointed as Carnival Cruise Line’s new Chief “Fun” Officer. The announcement is part of the line’s new brand campaign, “Choose Fun,” which launched earlier this week. O’Neal …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Four of Carnival Corporation’s cruise brands will launch new ships in 2018, the company announced this week. The expansion is part of a wider push to add 18 new ships to the fleet between now …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados has set a new record for cruise passenger arrivals in a single year, tourism officials announced this week. The destination welcomed its record 812,864th cruise arrival for the calendar year, with American visitors Tom …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Carnival Cruise Line is continuing its Carnival LIVE concert series with a planned concert by Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen. The music star will perform a free concert on the Carnival Splendor ship on Feb. …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The Carnival Fascination cruise ship will undergo a multi-million-dollar dry dock that will add a variety of popular food and beverage innovations, Carnival announced this week. These will include Guy’s Burger Joint, developed by Food Network …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Sunshine is coming to Charleston. Carnival is repositioning the 3,002-passenger ship to kick off a year-round schedule of four and five-day cruises beginning in May 2019. Four-day cruises will visit Nassau, …