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Carnival Signs Deal for More Norfolk-Caribbean Cruises

 Carnival Cruise Line is making big moves in Norfolk.  The cruise line has signed a five-year agreement with the city of Norfolk to operate seasonal cruises from the city’s Half Moone Cruise Center through the year 2025.  Norfolk has agreed …

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Virgin Voyages Takes Delivery of First Cruise Ship Ahead of Miami Debut

 In a huge milestone for Sir Richard Branson’s new cruise line, Virgin Voyages has officially taken delivery of its first-ever cruise ship, Scarlet Lady.  Scarlet Lady will be homeporting in Miami for a series of Caribbean cruises beginning in March.  …

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Regent Seven Seas Has a New Cruise Ship

 Luxury cruise line Regent Seven Seas has taken delivery of its newest cruise ship, Seven Seas Splendor.  The 735-foot-long, 55,254-gross-ton ship will be making its maiden voyage to Miami this week before launching a series of itineraries in the Caribbean …

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 Carnival Corporation is launching four new cruise ships this year, the company announced this week.  That will include the new Iona for P&O Cruises UK; Enchanted Princess for Princess Cruises; Mardi Gras for Carnival Cruise Line and Costa Firenze for …

st kitts cruise surge

 St Kitts’ cruise sector continues to surge.  The island, which was recently named Caribbean Cruise Destination of the Year in the Caribbean Travel Awards, welcomed four cruise ships on Christmas Eve.  That meant a total of 13,000 visitors, including passengers …

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 Carnival Cruise Line has pushed back its planned launch for its highly-anticipated new Mardi Gras cruise ship.  The cruise line said shipbuilder Meyer Turku had informed it that delivery would be delayed, meaning the first revenue sailing of the ship …

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 MSC Cruises’ MSC Meraviglia ship made its inaugural call on St Maarten this week.  It was the second inaugural call for Port St Maarten so far in the 2019-2020 cruise season.  “Once again Port St Maarten and the destination have been able …

saint lucia thoroughbred

 Just in time for its National Day, the island of Saint Lucia is set to launch its very own thoroughbred industry.  Horse racing will officially launch in Saint Lucia beginning Dec. 12 with the launch of the 2019 Caribbean Equine …

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 Carnival Cruise Line has brought its completely transformed Sunrise ship for a season of new Caribbean cruises out of Fort Lauderdale.  Carnival Sunrise officially launched its season of four and five-day Caribbean cruises this week. Each four-day cruise will be …

windstar

 Windstar Cruises in in the midst of a unique fleet upgrade project — it’s “stretching” three cruise ships.  The $250 million “Star Plus” Initiative will literally cut three of its ships in half and add new 84-foot midsections, effectively “stretching” them …

discovery

 Princess Cruises has another new cruise ship on the horizon: the newly-named Discovery Princess.  The newest Princess ship will make its debut for the 2021-2022 cruise season, a schedule that will be focused on the West Coast in Los Angeles.  …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean is bringing a significant new cruise ship to the Caribbean next year. The company’s 27th ship, the new “Quantum Ultra”-class Odyssey of the Seas, will make its debut in Fort Lauderdale in November …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Fast-expanding MSC Cruises is adding Tampa as its newest homeport, the company said in a statement. Beginning in Nov. 2020, MSC will be sailing from Tampa to the Caribbean, Mexico and The Bahamas year-round. That …

windstar fleet upgrade

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Windstar Cruises has announced the cutting of the first steel on the transformation project of its MS Star Legend cruise ship. The company is redesigning and upgrading the ship as part of a $250 million …

st maarten caribbean

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Maarten’s all-important cruise sector continues to surge, according to the latest numbers released this week by Port St Maarten. The top-level Caribbean port reported close to 1.1 million cruise passenger arrivals between January and …

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 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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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean is planning another major overhaul to one of its ships for Southern Caribbean cruises, the company said this week. Royal is spending $116 million on an “amplification” of its Freedom of the Seas …

Nieuw Statendam

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Holland America is planning 160 cruises to the wider Caribbean region for the upcoming winter cruise season, Caribbean Journal has learned. The Seattle-based cruise line will sail a range of itineraries from seven to 21 …