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Grenada Seeing Rise in Luxury Cruise Calls

 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 …

Carnival Adding Short Cruises From New Orleans

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Carnival Cruise Line is planning an expansion of cruise offerings from New Orleans, with a focus on shorter getaways. Beginning in 2019, Carnival will be shifting its Carnival Valor shift to New Orleans to begin …

Carnival Expanding Cruise Options from Galveston

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Carnival Cruise Line is looking to expand its cruise offerings from its Gulf Coast cruising hub in Galveston, Texas, according to the company. Carnival will be launching new four and five-day cruises to Mexico year-round …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Luxury cruise line Regent Seven Seas is planning to launch a new ship. The company, which specializes in luxury all inclusive cruises, will launch Seven Seas Splendor in 2020, the company announced this week. Seven …

disney magic

 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 In 1967, Princess Cruises became the first cruise line to bring passengers through the Panama Canal. Now, in another major milestone, Princess’ Caribbean Princess ship has become the first megaship to pass through the canal’s …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean has unveiled its new itineraries for the Caribbean region for 2019 and 2020 including several redesigned ships designed for short Caribbean getaways. The newly modernized Mariner of the Seas and Navigator of the …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Carnival Corporation has completed a large-scale, multimillion-dollar redesign and upgrade of Cruise Terminal 2 at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale. The terminal, which is used by Carnival’s Princess Cruises brand, features a “more streamlined departure …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The island of Nevis is projecting record-breaking cruise passenger traffic in 2017-2018, tourism officials said this week. There are 100 scheduled cruise calls to the island for this upcoming season, a 72 percent increase compared …

 Above: Seabourn Odyssey in Charlotte Amalie on Friday By the Caribbean Journal staff When the Seabourn Odyssey cruise ship arrived in St Thomas on Friday, it was the first non-relief vessel to berth in the US Virgin Islands since Sept. …

Carnival Vista

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Carnival Corporation is returning to some of the cruise ports hit hard by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the company announced this week. Several of Carnival’s brands are returning to Grand Turk, St Thomas and San …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Sir Richard Branson’s new cruise line is going to be a game-changer for the industry: an adults-only cruise line. Virgin Voyages made the announcement during a keel laying ceremony for its first ship in Genoa, …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Disney Cruise Line is expanding its offerings to the Caribbean for 2019, the company announced this week. The new slate of sailing is highlighted by three special “Disney Wonder” cruises from San Juan to the …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Things are looking strong for St Kitts’ Port Zante so far this season, according to tourism officials. Four inaugural ship calls will be made to Basseterre’s cruise port later this month and in early December, …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Cruise line Royal Caribbean International is officially returning to the ports of San Juan and St Maarten. The company announced that its Freedom of the Seas ship would call on San Juan on Nov. 30, …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The U.S. Virgin Islands continues to report progress with its hurricane recovery efforts as normal activities continue to resume across the territory. Speaking to reporters at his Friday press conference, US Virgin Islands Governor Kenneth Mapp …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The Tortola Pier Park, the British Virgin Islands’ major cruise destination, is committing to a “quick recovery” in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The Tortola Pier Park is slated for a partial reopening of …