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The World’s Largest Cruise Ship

 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 …

Holland America’s Newest Ship Set for December Debut

 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 …

Holland America Ship Makes First Call to Saint Lucia

 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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norwegian encore

 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 …

Silversea Cruise Ships

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Silversea Cruises is the latest cruise line to make its return to St Maarten. The boutique luxury cruise line returns to St Maarten with its Silver Wind ship on Thursday, staying during the evening hours …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Maarten’s cruise renaissance continued this week with a call by SeaDream Yacht Club’s SeaDream 1. The unscheduled call on Port St Maarten was the first of what Port St Maarten officials said they hoped …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Holland America Line returned to Philipsburg, St Maarten on Saturday with its cruise ship ms Koningsdam. HAL plans to call in Philipsburg, St. Maarten once more with Koningsdam on March 10, as well as six times with …

Carly Rae Jepsen

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Carnival Cruise Line is continuing its Carnival LIVE concert series with a planned concert by Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen. The music star will perform a free concert on the Carnival Splendor ship on Feb. …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean is making its return to Port St Maarten on Sunday, Dec. 16. The visit by Royal Caribbean’s Grandeur of the Seas will be the first Royal ship to visit the destination since Hurricane …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The Carnival Fascination cruise ship will undergo a multi-million-dollar dry dock that will add a variety of popular food and beverage innovations, Carnival announced this week. These will include Guy’s Burger Joint, developed by Food Network …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The first commercial cruise ships called on St Maarten on Tuesday since Hurricane Irma, a major step in the island’s recovery. Viking Ocean Cruises’ Viking Sea made its inaugural visit to St Maarten, welcomed by …

MSC Seaside

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A major new cruise ship is coming to PortMiami. MSC Cruises’ new MSC Seaside, the company’s new flagship, has officially come into service and is making a transatlantic crossing to its new homeport in Miami. …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Carnival Cruise Line has unveiled the name for its newest Vista-class cruise ship: Panorama. The 133,500-ton ship is scheduled to make its debut in the fall of 2019, the third in the company’s Vista-class series. …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Windstar Cruises’ Star Pride boutique cruise ship arrived in San Juan this weekend to begin operating Caribbean cruises out of Puerto Rico. The all-suite, 212-guest Star Pride will be sailing a series of seven-day itineraries …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Carnival is making a push to expand its shopping experience, with a host of new retail outlets across its cruise ship fleet. The push is the result of “months of intensive research and data gathering” …