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Carnival’s New Caribbean Cruises From Fort Lauderdale

 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 …

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Windstar Launches “Stretching” Process on First Ship

 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 …

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Princess Cruises Is Launching Another New Ship

 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 …

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 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 …

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 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 …

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 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 …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The soon-to-be-upgraded Celebrity Constellation cruise ship is headling Celebrity Cruises’ return to Tampa Bay. The Celebrity Cruises ship, which had been stationed in Asia, will be homeporting at Port Tampa Bay for the winter 2020 …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Princess Cruises is planning a major expansion of what the company calls the “best Wi-Fi at sea.” The cruise line will be expanding its MedallionNet service to six new ships in 2020, including Grand Princess, …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Carnival Cruise Line is readying its Carnival Panorama cruise ship for its highly-anticipated expansion of Mexico cruises. Carnival Panorama has completed its sea trials in the Adriatic Sea in anticipation of its launch from Long …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean is making a big return to the Big Easy. The cruise giant will be sending its Majesty of the Seas cruise ship to homeport in New Orleans year-round beginning in January 2020. The …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean is undertaking a 58-day, $165 million overhaul of its Allure of the Seas Oasis-class ship. Upon completion, the reinvigorated cruise ship will unveil a wave of new features, including the Ultimate Abyss 10-story …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean Cruises is adding another new ship to its growing fleet. The company has entered into an agreement with Meyer Turku to order a third “Icon-class” ship, slated for delivery in 2025. The as-yet-unnamed …

Panama Canal Cruises

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Holland America Line is planning a big push to the Panama Canal this upcoming season. The cruise line will run a total of 32 sailings to the Canal from September 2019 and May 2020, it …

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 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” …