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Norwegian Getaway Completes “Extensive” Makeover

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Getaway cruise ship has completed a two-week dry dock that included an “extensive” makeover. The ship’s changes included new venues and artwork; upgraded social spaces and what the company called “refreshed” …

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Disney Has Big Plans at Port Canaveral

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Disney Cruise Line has reached a new 20-year agreement with Port Canaveral, part of a plan to expand operations and add new ships. The new deal will keep annual calls at 150 until 2023, when …

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Royal Caribbean Plans $165M Revamp for Oasis of the Seas

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Another Royal Caribbean cruise ship is getting a makeover. This time it’s Oasis of the Seas, which is set to undergo a $165 million “amplification” project, the company said this week. The 63-day modernization project …

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royal caribbean port canaveral

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Port Canaveral is the new homeport for a pair of Royal Caribbean ships, following their first sailings from the Florida port this week. Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas and Mariner of the Seas are …

royal caribbean new oasis

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean has launched construction on yet another new Oasis-class cruise ship, the company announced this week. The as-yet-unnamed ship officially celebrated the cutting of the first steel at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in …

Celebrity Cruises New Ship

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean Cruises’ Celebrity Cruises brand has ordered another new ship, the company said. Celebrity has inked an agreement with shipbuilder Chantiers de l’Atlantique for what would be a fifth “Edge-class” ship, slated for delivery …

holland america next ship

 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. …

carnival cruise ship 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 …

emeril carnival

 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 …

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 oasis

 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, …

Panama Canal Cruises

 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 …

carnival mardi gras

 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 …