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Carnival Launches Construction on Newest Cruise Ship

 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 …

Windstar Cruises Planning $250 Million Fleet Upgrade

 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 …

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How Virgin Voyages Plans to Change Cruise Ship 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 …

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 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 …

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 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 …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Princess Cruises is getting greener. Princess Cruises has signed an agreement to build two new ships, both of which will be powered primarily by liquefied natural gas, the company said this week. Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The first Virgin Voyages cruise ship has gotten a name. Richard Branson’s highly-anticipated new adults-only cruise line has named its first ship Scarlet Lady, Branson announced this week. “Scarlet is the embodiment of everything this …

St Kitts Flights

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Kitts’ Port Zante just set a new record for cruise passenger arrivals, welcoming its 1 millionth passenger of 2018 in just the seventh month of the year. Officials said the milestone gave the island …

Norwegian Cruise Line

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Norwegian Cruise Line is expanding its fleet. Again. The cruise giant announced that it has ordered two new “Project Leonardo”-class ships with shipbuilder Fincantieri. The two ships are slated for delivery in 2026 and 2027. …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Disney Cruise Line’s long-awaited debut in Bermuda will come next year, according to the Bermuda Tourism Authority. Disney will be sailing five-night cruises that feature two days in Bermuda, beginning in the fall of 2019. …

st maarten cruise season

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Maarten is having a very good cruise season, according to the latest report from Port St Maarten. The cruise destination is reporting 15 percent growth over its projections for the first half of 2018, …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean has returned its Mariner of the Seas ship to PortMiami following a $120 million transformation project. The ship, which will be sailing four-night weekday and three-night weekend cruises from Miami to The Bahamas, …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the world’s newest cruise ships has made its first visit to the island of St Maarten on Friday. TUI Cruises’ Mein Schiff 6 cruise ship, which first made its debut in September, became …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean has officially taken delivery of what is now the world’s largest cruise ship: Symphony of the Seas. The 25th ship in Royal Caribbean’s fleet, the ship measures 238 feet tall, 1,188 feet long …