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Carnival Expanding Cruise Options from Galveston

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Carnival Cruise Line is looking to expand its cruise offerings from its Gulf Coast cruising hub in Galveston, Texas, according to the company. Carnival will be launching new four and five-day cruises to Mexico year-round …

Princess’ Newest Culinary Cruise

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Princess Cruises is launching a new Culinary Cruise Series featuring a pair of top Miami chefs, the line announced this week. Sailing out of Fort Lauderdale in February, Miami-based chefs Brad Kilgore and Scott Linquist …

Royal Caribbean Is Returning to St Thomas

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Thomas’ cruise industry will reactivate in a big way on Nov. 10, when Royal Caribbean will be the first cruise line to bring passengers to the island since Hurricanes Irma and Maria. St Thomas …

LATEST NEWS

 As the Caribbean works to recover from last month’s hurricanes, (a process that is already taking shape), one of the biggest questions we hear from travelers is, “where can I still visit?” Or, for some, “can I still visit the …

 By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Norwegian Cruise Line has announced that New Orleans will be the new homeport for its Norwegian Breakaway ship. The 4,000-passenger ship will spend its winter 2018-2019 season sailing out of New Orleans to the Caribbean, …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Norwegian Escape will be shifting its Eastern Caribbean itineraries to the Western Caribbean for the remainder of 2017, Norwegian Cruise Line announced. The changes come after the passage of Hurricane Maria and Irma impacted destinations …

 Beauty isn’t seasonal. So when you’re planning your summer vacation for 2017, you need to be thinking Caribbean. Because, contrary to the views of some, the Caribbean is just as wonderful a place to visit in the summer as it is …

Wreck Diving

 With its miles of coral reefs and warm crystalline waters, the Caribbean is the world’s most popular dive destination.  The Caribbean’s ocean currents, rocky reefs and tropical storms have also created a trail of Caribbean ship wrecks you can dive …

Western Caribbean

 The Western Caribbean is synonymous with the large, marquee destinations such as Jamaica, Grand Cayman, Cuba and Belize. But there are petite gems in the region, too, that offer appeal for visitors curious enough to venture beyond the usual island …

Carnival Journeys

 Carnival Cruise Line has expanded its Carnival Journeys “enrichment” cruise series with a host of new 12- to 14-day voyages departing from homeports along the East and West Coasts and the Gulf of Mexico in 2018 and 2019. The new voyages are …

 If you’ve ever stopped at Cozumel (Mexico’s largest Caribbean island) during a cruise, you probably wished you had more time to explore the ins and outs of the “island of swallows.” After all, there’s only so much snorkeling, scuba and …

Guy Fieri

 Carnival has completed an “extensive” makeover of its Carnival Dream cruise ship, the company said. The renovation, which took place in Freeport, Bahamas, included the addition of a number of new food and beverage options. The changes include a new …

Carnival Vista

 Carnival Vista has arrived in PortMiami to begin year-round Caribbean cruises. Carnival Cruise Line’s newest and largest ship, Carnival Vista, will be sailing a year-round schedule of six and eight-day cruises to the Caribbean. The new ship includes features like …

Westin Cozumel

 A new Westin hotel is coming to the Mexican Caribbean island of Cozumel. The Westin Cozumel is currently under construction and is expected to open in 2017, Marriott officials confirmed this week. The hotel, which is slated to debut March …

Princess Cruises

 For the first time in four years, Princess Cruises will offer Summer Caribbean cruises including Panama Canal transits in 2018. The 3,192-guest Caribbean Princess returns to sail on a full summer season of voyages ranging from seven-day Eastern and Western …

Carnival Fantasy

 Carnival’s Fantasy cruise ship has arrived in its new homeport: Mobile, Ala. The ship has launched a new schedule of year-round four- and five-day cruises to the Mexico and the Mexican Caribbean. The 2,056-passenger ship began with a five-day cruise …

 Norwegian Epic, one of the company’s largest ships, has arrived in Port Canaveral for the winter season. Epic will be sailing a series of Eastern and Western Caribbean and Bahamas itineraries ranging from three, four, six and seven days. The …

Snorkeling

 It’s one of if not the most popular activity for Caribbean travelers: snorkeling. Aside from lounging on the beach and drinking rum, grabbing a mask and fins and heading into the sea is one of the main draws for travelers …