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Norwegian Cruise Line’s Newest Ship Nears Completion

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest ship is nearing completion, having emerged for the first time from the Meyer Werft ship building dock in Germany. The new 1,100-foot-long Norwegian Encore is slated for completion by the end …

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Azamara’s Newest Cruise Ship

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean’s luxury small-ship cruise line, Azamara Club Cruises, has debuted the newest addition to its fleet. The company held a naming ceremony onboard the ship in Southampton last week, featuring the ship’s two “Godmothers”: …

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Virgin Voyages to Be Adults-Only Cruise Line

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Sir Richard Branson’s new cruise line is going to be a game-changer for the industry: an adults-only cruise line. Virgin Voyages made the announcement during a keel laying ceremony for its first ship in Genoa, …

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 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 …

 There’s a new leader in the Caribbean cruise industry: Windstar Cruises. The luxury small-ship cruise line has taken home Caribbean Journal’s 2017 Readers’ Choice Award as the Best Caribbean Cruise Line. The award is the result of surveys of Caribbean …

 Norwegian Cruise Line’s new Norwegian Bliss ship will have a Margaritaville at Sea. The company announced the offering as part of a host of new amenities on the ship, which will include everything from a two-level race track to a …

 The Caribbean’s largest cruise tourism trade show will take place in Merida, Mexico this October. The Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association’s FCCA Cruise Conference will bring together 1,000 stakeholders from across the cruise and travel industries. The event, which will run from …

 Carnival Cruise Line has named Taylor Bux its newest vice president of marketing services. Bux joins the company after having served most recently as global director of digital and social media marketing for Old Navy/Gap Inc., where he was responsible …

 New itineraries for 2017 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Norwegian Cruise Line has announced its Summer 2017 deployments, featuring two Bahamas itineraries. The recently-refurbished Norwegian Gem will sail seven-day Bahamas & Florida cruises from New York from April 29 to August …

 NCL’s latest stop By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The Norwegian Getaway cruise ship made its inaugural visit to St Kitts and Nevis this week, contributing to the significant number of cruise ships already visiting the island. St Kitts and Nevis Minister …

  Above: Havana By the Cuba Journal staff A major cruise line is adding a new homeport in Havana. MSC Cruises, the world’s largest privately-owned global cruise line, will begin homeporting its MSC Opera in Havana in December. The 2,120-guest-ship …

 Above: the first fathom ship By the Caribbean Journal staff Carnival Corporation is launching a new cruise brand it says will focus on “social impact.” It’s called fathom [sic], and it’s geared toward a travel category it’s calling “social impact …

 Above: a Norwegian Cruise Line ship By the Caribbean Journal staff Norwegian Cruise Line has named Drew Madsen the company’s new president and chief operating officer. Madsen was formerly the president and COO at Darden Restaurants, Inc, the world’s largest …

 Above: a Disney cruise ship By the Caribbean Journal staff A delegation from Disney Cruise Line recently held talks with officials from the British Virgin Islands. The June 3 talks included Works Minister Mark Vanterpool, Acting Permanent Secretary for Ministry …