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Windstar Cruises Continues $250M Fleet Upgrade

 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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St Maarten Continues Cruise Surge

 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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Norwegian Cruise Line’s Newest Ship Nears Completion

 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 …

Nieuw Statendam

 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, …

mexico cruises carnival

 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 …

royal caribbean cruise ship overhaul

 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 …

royal caribbean lng cruise ship

 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 …

norwegian getaway

 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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 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 …

royal caribbean 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 …

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 …