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Holland America’s Next Ship Gets a Name

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Holland America Line has another new cruise ship on the way — and now it has a name. The company’s next “Pinnacle-class” ship will be called Ryndam, with a targeted completion date of May 2021. …

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Another Carnival Cruise Ship Gets a Makeover

 By Dana NilandCJ 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 updated …

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Emeril to Open First-Ever Cruise Ship Eatery

 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 …

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royal caribbean ship redesign

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean’s Navigator of the Seas cruise ship has arrived in Miami fresh off a $115 million redesign. The 3,386-passenger ship, which will be sailing five and nine-night Caribbean itineraries, has added a host of …

regent seven seas new ship

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Ultra-luxe cruise line Regent Seven Seas has floated out the company’s newest ship. Regent Seven Seas and shipbuilder Fincantieri debuted the new Seven Seas Splendor on the sea for the first time this week. The …

royal caribbean new ship

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean is expanding its Oasis class with another huge new cruise ship, the company announced this week. Royal has entered into an agreement with French shipcuilder Chantiers de l’Atlantique for a sixth Oasis-class ship. …

princess cruise balconies

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Cruise line Princess Cruises is planning to debut what it’s calling the largest private balconies in at sea, the company said this week. The brand’s new Sky Suites will launch onboard the new Sky Princess …

carnival mardi gras ship

 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, …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Holland America Line has officially taken delivery of its newest cruise ship, the Nieuw Statendam. The ship, the 15th in Holland America’s fleet, will make its first voyage Dec. 5 before launching its first full …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Carnival Cruise Line has cut the first steel on its newest, largest cruise ship. The as-yet-unnamed ship, which will be the first-ever operating ship in North America to run on liquefied natural gas, is being …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Small-ship cruise line Windstar Cruises is planning a new $250 million fleet upgrade project, the company said. The multi-year “Star Plus Initiative” will “impact and enhance” all aspects of the experience on the brand’s Star-Class …

virgin voyages dining

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Richard Branson’s new cruise line, Virgin Voyages, has unveiled the first look at its culinary offerings — and its plans to change the on-board dining experience. With a total of over 20 food choices onboard Virgin …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Richard Branson said his new cruise line would be different, and he’s making good on the promise. Branson’s Virgin Voyages has announced that its first ship, Scarlet Lady, will bring tattoo artistry to the high seas …

msc cuba cruises

 By the Caribbean Journal staff MSC Cruises is bringing its MSC Armonia cruise ship to Miami, with plans to launch a new series of itineraries that include stops in Cuba. Beginning Dec. 10, the Armonia will sail seven-night voyages in …

Silversea Cruise Ships

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Silversea Cruises is planning a major fleet expansion, the boutique cruise company said Monday. Silversea has signed a memorandum of understanding with Meyer Werft to build two new ships as part of what the brand …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Norwegian Cruise Line has completed the refurbishments of three of its cruise ships, the company announced this week. The company has completed bow-to-stern enhancements on Norwegian Sun, Norwegian Star and Norwegian Breakaway. The upgrades are …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Carnival is planning a significant transformation of its Carnival Triumph ship next year, the company announced this week in a statement. The cruise line plans to spend nearly $200 million on a bow-to-stern makeover of …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Princess Cruises is planning some major upgrades on its newest cruise ship, Sky Princess. The new cruise ship, which is slated to debut in the Caribbean in 2019, will include the cruise line’s first-ever “Sky …