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Carnival Fascination to Undergo Multimillion-Dollar Dry Dock

 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 …

Cruise Ships Return to St Maarten

 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 …

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MSC Cruises’ New Flagship Is Coming to Miami

 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. …

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 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” …

best islands

 By Dana Niland CJ Contributor As Grenada looks towards projected growth for the upcoming cruise season, officials are particularly enthusiastic about the luxury brands coming to the destination, according to the Grenada Tourism Authority. In the past two weeks, Grenada …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Disney Cruise Line is upgrading its Disney Magic cruise ship with a host of new amenities and experiences, according to the company. The changes, which will make their debut in March 2018, including a new …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Curaçao’s fast-growing cruise industry received a significant boost this week with the debut of its new second cruise pier. The $43 million mega pier project aims to keep up with increasing cruise demand and a …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Norwegian Cruise Line’s highly-anticipated Norwegian Escape cruise ship is coming to New York in the spring of 2018, the company announced. The ship will be homeporting in Manhattan, with seven day cruises to Bermuda during …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Celebrity chef Guy Fieri is adding another culinary concept to Carnival cruise ships. It’s called Guy’s Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse-Brewhouse, with a focus on smoked-on-board barbecue and craft beers brewed right on the ship. …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua and Barbuda’s cruise industry is booming, according to recent projections from the country’s tourism ministry. Between October and Dec. 31 of this year, the destination will receive a projected 459,138 cruise arrivals across 226 …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Celebrity is readying the debut of its new Celebrity Edge ship, and the company has announced a major new amenity: a state-of-the-art meeting space. It’s called The Meeting Place, and the 1,970-square-foot venue is a …

 A major cruise moment By Dana NilandCJ Travel Editor The Antiguan Cruise Sector registered an historic moment this week when Norwegian Breakaway, the largest cruise ship to dock at its port, arrived at the Nevis Street Pier. Antigua and Barbuda …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica received its first cruise ship call of the 2015/2016 season this week. The Carnival Royal Princess docked at Woodbridge Bay port, bringing thousands of visitors to the island’s shores. “I think this ship has …

 Above: Carnival Magic By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Carnival Cruise Line has announced two deployment changes intended to bolster its position in the homeports of Galveston, Texas and Port Canaveral, Fla. The repositioning is effective in 2016; Carnival Magic will shift …

 Above: Allure of the Seas By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas cruise ship has completed an 18-day drydock revitalization, the company said. The project included the addition of three new restaurants (there are now 18 …

 Above; Quantum of the Seas By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean is adding another new megaship. The company announced that it had entered into an agreement with Germany’s Meyer Werft to order a fourth Quantum-class ship. The cruise ship …