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Norwegian Cruise Line Floats Out Newest Ship

 Norwegian Cruise Line has floated out its newest ship, Norwegian Prima.  The new ship was floated out from her dry dock at Fincantieri shipyard in Italy, marking the first time the ship touched water.  Prime is the company’s 18th ship, …

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Holland America Line Takes Delivery of New Cruise Ship

 Holland America Line has taken delivery of its newest ship, the Rotterdam.  The ship, which was built by Fincantieri, will spend its maiden season in the Caribbean.  Beginning this fall, the ship will sail out of Fort Lauderdale after a …

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Princess Cruises Is Relaunching in the Caribbean

 Princess Cruises is set to relaunch its Caribbean cruises this fall, the company said this week.  That will include sailings on the company’s Enchanted Princess, Sky Princess, Regal Princess and Caribbean Princess ships.  Enchanted Princess will begin with two new …

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 St Kitts will be reopening its popular cruise port to cruise ships this summer, beginning with the return of Seabourn Odyssey, Caribbean Journal has confirmed.  Seabourn will be sailing seven-day itineraries beginning in late July, with additional planned stops in …

antigua homeport p and o

 Continuing a growing trend of major cruise lines home-porting in the Caribbean, Carnival’s P&O Cruises brand has finalized negotiations to homeport a new mega-ship in Antigua.  The Arvia ship, which is currently under construction, will join the fleet in December …

virgin voyages launch

 Richard Branson’s new cruise line, Virgin Voyages, has announced the “proactive” postponement of its official launch until July, in light of the novel coronavirus.  The launch of the adults-only cruise brand’s Scarlet Lady cruise ship is now scheduled to take …

carnival cruise line plans

 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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 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.  …

regent seven seas 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 …

msc meraviglia

 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 …

carnival sunrise caribbean

 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 …