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This Iconic Caribbean Shipwreck Is Open Again for Divers

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the most popular dive sites in the Caribbean is open again. The iconic MV Superior Producer dive site on the island of Curaçao has reopened again for divers, the Curaçao Port Authority announced. …

These Cruise Lines Are Getting Rid of Plastic Straws

 By the Caribbean Journal staff In a big environmental step, all 50 ships across the Royal Caribbean Cruises company fleet are getting rid of plastic straws, the company announced. That will mean cruise lines including Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, …

Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the Seas Visits Saint Lucia

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Saint Lucia’s expanded cruise port just got a major new visitor. Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the Seas visited the expanded Pointe Seraphine berth this week. Since the completion of the Pointe Seraphine berth extension project, the …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The leading cruise line in the Panama Canal is expanding its presence. Princess Cruises has announced plans to offer its largest deployment ever to the Panama Canal for the 2019-2020 season, highlighted by the maiden …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Carnival Cruise Line’s newest Vista-class ship, Carnival Horizon, is coming to St Maarten this fall. The 4,000-passenger ship will make its inaugural call on St Maarten in October for the 2018-2019 high cruise season. The …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Princess Cruises has officially unveiled its new Caribbean itineraries for the 2019-2020 season, Caribbean Journal has learned. The season will be highlighted by the launch of Princess Cruises’ new Sky Princess ship, which will make …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Cruise line Holland America Line is set to launch its newest ship in December. The ms Nieuw Statendam, due for delivery in December 2018, follows the 2016 launch of the brand’s ms Koningsdam ship. The …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Carnival Cruise Line is ramping up its Cuba cruise offering. The company has announced the addition of 23 new three-to-five-day sailings to Havana in 2019-2020 on five different ships departing from four homeports: Carnival Sunshine, …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Princess Cruises will kick off its summer cruise itinerary with Rhythm of the Caribbean, a new experiential program that will include St Maarten. The new cultural experience on Caribbean sailings will include regional cuisine, signature cocktails, …

 By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Norwegian Cruise Line has officially debuted its new Norwegian Bliss, the sixteenth ship of its fleet. Its arrival marks the beginning of a month-long inaugural celebration with its next stops in Miami, Los Angeles and …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Windstar Cruises has hired a team of sommeliers to serve guests on sailings around the world, including in the Caribbean. The new wine experts provide an enhancement for guests as the summer cruise season begins, building …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line has added a major new ship to its fleet. The new Grand Classica is a 10-deck, 1,680-passenger-capacity ship that is now offering two-night cruises and cruise-resort packages to Grand Bahama, …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Ultra-luxe small-ship cruise line Regent Seven Seas Cruises has completed the final phase of a $125 million fleetwide refurbishment program, unveiling its redesigned Seven Seas Mariner ship. The ship completed a 20-day drydock in Marseille, …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the world’s newest cruise ships has made its first visit to the island of St Maarten on Friday. TUI Cruises’ Mein Schiff 6 cruise ship, which first made its debut in September, became …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor MSC Cruises’ next generation ship, Seaside, made its inaugural call to St Maarten on Wednesday. MSC Seaside, part of the line’s new Seaside Class, features a promenade with shops, restaurants, bars and more. The vessel is …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Norwegian Cruise Line has officially launched sales for Caribbean cruises on its soon-to-debut Norwegian Encore cruise ship. The ship, which will be Norwegian’s fourth “Breakaway-Plus”-class ship, is slated to launch in the Caribbean in the …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Carnival Cruise Line has taken delivery of the 26th ship in its fleet: Carnival Horizon. The new 3,954-passenger ship will sail a summer schedule of four-day Bermuda and eight-day Caribbean cruises from New York before …

 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 …