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Carnival Looks to the Past to Name Its Newest Ship

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The biggest ship Carnival Cruise Line has ever constructed will have an equally robust name. Carnival revealed the new name for its XL-class ship, slated to debut in 2020: Mardi Gras. The ship, which will …

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Cunard Launching New Spa Concept

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Luxury cruise brand Cunard is launching a new concept across its fleet. The new Mareel Wellness & Beauty was developed in partnership with Canyon Ranch, with plans to launch on the refurbished Queen Elizabeth this …

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Holland America Takes Delivery of Newest Ship

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Holland America Line has officially taken delivery of its newest cruise ship, the Nieuw Statendam. The ship, the 15th in Holland America’s fleet, will make its first voyage Dec. 5 before launching its first full …

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ncl encore

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Norwegian Cruise Line has completed the keel-laying ceremony for its new Norwegian Encore ship, slated to debut in the fall of 2019. The new ship is part of Norwegian’s Breakaway-Plus class, with a planned capacity …

st kitts cruise growth

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor St. Kitts and Nevis is seeing continued growth in its increasingly important cruise sector. The destination reports it is attracting more than one million passengers per season. “We are having bigger ships,” said Minister of Tourism, …

richard branson cruise terminal

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Virgin Voyages has more big plans in Miami. Virgin founder Sir Richard Branson and Miami officials have announced plans to build a dedicated Virgin Voyages cruise terminal at PortMiami, slated for completion in November 2021. …

st maarten symphony of the seas

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Symphony of the Seas, the newest addition to the Royal Caribbean fleet, made its inaugural call to Port St. Maarten this week. This was the ship’s first port of call in the Eastern Caribbean after leaving …

carnival mexico expansion

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Panorama ship is heading to California, part of a wider plan to expand its cruise offering along the coast of Mexico. The ship, which will be based in Long Beach, will …

st maarten philipsburg

 By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s one of the Caribbean’s busiest cruise destinations – but when the ships depart and the sun goes down, Philipsburg, St Maarten tends to get quiet. A new project is looking to change that, however. Set …

barbuda windstar

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor In a very important step for the island’s post-Irma recovery, Barbuda has welcomed back luxury cruise line Windstar. Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Officials celebrated the recent anchoring of Windstar’s Wind Surf, which comes less than one month …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Whether it’s on the beach in Belize or in an urban setting in the Dominican Republic, Kingston or Panama, Marriott is in the midst of a massive expansion push in the Caribbean. And now it’s …

puerto rico cruise record

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A little over a year after Hurricane Maria, the island of Puerto Rico is about to set a major milestone . The destination’s cruise industry is projecting more than 1.7 million cruise passengers in the …

carnival mardi gras

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Carnival Cruise Line has cut the first steel on its newest, largest cruise ship. The as-yet-unnamed ship, which will be the first-ever operating ship in North America to run on liquefied natural gas, is being …

st kitts cruise ships

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Construction of the second cruise pier at Port Zante in St. Kitts is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2019, officials said this week. The announcement came from Minister of Public Infrastructure, Ian …

celebrity edge fort lauderdale

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The highly-anticipated new Celebrity Edge ship is set to arrive at her new home in Fort Lauderdale’s Port Everglades cruise port on Monday, Nov. 19. Celebrity Cruises’ newest ship will join the company’s fleet on Monday, …

carnival lng ship

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Carnival Cruise Line has officially cut the first steel on its newest ship, set to be the first-ever ship in North America operating on liquefied natural gas. The ship, which will be the largest ship …

antigua barbuda tourism

 By the Caribbean Journal staff An already strong year for Antigua and Barbuda tourism continues to improve, according to the latest numbers from the twin-island destination’s Ministry of Tourism. Antigua saw 52,491 stayover visitors in the third quarter, an 8.56 …

new york cuba cruises

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Carnival Cruise Line is planning to launch its first-ever cruises from New York to Cuba in 2020. The Carnival Radiance cruise ship will undertake the first voyages from New York as part of a wider …