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Norwegian Completes Transformations of Three Cruise Ships

 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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Carnival Is Planning a $200 Million Transformation of This Ship

 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 …

Princess Cruises Is Launching Its First-Ever “Sky Suites”

 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 …

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 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. …

bermuda tourism strong

 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. …

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 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 …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Holland America Line’s new state-of-the-art cruise ship is set for a December debut. The highly-anticipated Nieuw Statendam will have a capacity for 2,666 guests, with eight more staterooms than its sister-ship Ms Koningsdam. That includes …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Saint Lucia’s transformed Point Seraphine cruise pier has welcomed a major cruise ship. Holland America Line’s MS Eurodam cruise ship made its inaugural call to Saint Lucia with about 2,000 passengers this week. It was …

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 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Norwegian Cruise Line has marked the start of construction for its newest cruise ship. Norwegian Encore, the line’s new addition to its fleet will sail the Caribbean from Miami seasonally beginning fall 2019. “We are excited …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor MSC Cruises is returning to St Maarten. The company will be making its first post-Irma call on St Maarten on March 28 with its MSC Opera cruise ship. MSC Cruises will be making 29 port calls …

 By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Carnival Cruise Line is the latest company to make its return to the island of St Maarten since Hurricane Irma. Carnival’s Carnival Sunshine cruise ship made a day-long call to Port St Maarten on Monday. …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection celebrated the laying of its inaugural yacht at the Hijos De J. Barreras Shipyard in Vigo, Spain this week. Representing a first for a luxury hotel operator, the Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection brings the …