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USVI Looking to Take Cruise Industry to Next Level

 By Alexander Britell The US Virgin Islands is already one of the Caribbean’s biggest cruise powers — but new Governor Albert Bryan Jr wants to take things to the next level. The USVI is determined to position itself as the …

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MSC Is Planning A Stunning New Cruise Terminal in Miami

 By Alexander Britell and Guy Britton MIAMI – Cruise giant MSC Cruises has revealed more details on its new planned cruise hub at PortMiami The new hub is part of its push to expand its presence in the Caribbean, according …

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Holland America’s Next Ship Gets a Name

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Holland America Line has another new cruise ship on the way — and now it has a name. The company’s next “Pinnacle-class” ship will be called Ryndam, with a targeted completion date of May 2021. …

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windstar fleet

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Boutique cruise line Windstar Cruises has cut the first steel on what will be a $250 million fleetwide enhancement project. The “Star Plus” initiative will take half of its fleet and renovate each ship, including …

jamaica tourism record

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica has had a record-breaking winter tourism season, according to estimates from the country’s Ministry of Tourism. Jamaica Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says the island is estimated to have welcomed around 900,000 stopover visitors this …

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 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Grand Bahama’s biggest resort is being sold — to a unexpected buyer. Cruise giant Royal Caribbean International, in a joint venture with Mexico’s ITM, has signed a letter of intent to purchase the Grand Lucayan Resort. The …

mexico vidanta cruise

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Mexican resort brand Vidanta is starting its own boutique cruise brand: Vidanta Cruises. Grupo Vindata has announced its entry into the cruise industry, following in the footsteps of resort brand Ritz-Carlton, which is already close to …

princess cruises new ships

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Princess Cruises is adding two new cruise ships to its fleet, the company announced Wednesday. The cruise line has signed contracts with shipbuilder Fincantieri for two “next-generation” 175,000-ton cruise ships, with deliveries scheduled for late …

princess cruises mexico

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Princess Cruises officially kicked off its new season of Mexican Riviera cruises this week, part of a wider push on the West Coast. The company’s Royal Princess cruise ship arrived in the Port of Los Angeles …

holland america mexico

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Holland America will be sailing 20 cruises across the Mexican Riviera in the upcoming 2019-2020 cruise season. That includes 20 cruises across three ships, led by a series of seven-day itineraries aboard the line’s Oosterdam …

norwegian ship transformation

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Norwegian Cruise Line has completed another major refurbishment project on one of its ships, this time the Norwegian Sky. The project, part of the line’s wider Norwegian Edge fleet enhancement program, entailed a three-week dry …

carnival cruise ship makeover

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Carnival Cruise Line has completed another makeover of one of its cruise ships, this time the Carnival Freedom. The line just concluded a three-week multimillion-dollar renovation of Freedom, adding a variety of new experiences and updated …

bahamas disney cruise

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Disney Cruise Line has signed a heads of agreement with the Bahamas for a proposed cruise destination in Eleuthera. The agreement would cover a cruise port and entertainment facility at Lighthouse Point in southern Eleuthera, …

princess cruises michelin star

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Princess Cruises is upping its culinary game on its Caribbean cruises. The cruise line has tapped three-star Michelin Star Chef Emmanuel Renaut to introduce a French restaurant on its Sky Princess cruise ship. The new …

bvi cruise pier

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor One of the fastest-growing cruise ports in the Caribbean has a new name. The British Virgin Islands has renamed the Tortola Pier Park in honor of tourism visionary and local cruise industry pioneer, Cyril B. Romney. …

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 By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Celebrity Chef Emeril Lagasse is planning to open his first-ever seagoing restaurant, with plans to debut on a Carnival ship in the summer of 2020. Located in the heart of the “French Quarter” of Carnival’s …

saint lucia cruise growth

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The month of March is expected to be a record-breaking period in Saint Lucia’s cruise sector. The Saint Lucia Tourism Authority said it was anticipating over 140,000 cruise visitors to the island over the course of …

caribbean vacation express flights

 By Alexander Britell and Guy Britton Tourism isn’t just the beating heart of the Caribbean economy — it’s one of the largest economic sectors on earth. And in an age of increasing global challenges, that means the continued sustainability — and resilience …