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Second Cruise Pier Ready in St Kitts

 The second cruise pier at St Kitts’ popular Port Zante is ready.  The new pier is completed and will be operationalized when the need arises, according to Tuffida Stewart, Acting Chief Executive Officer of the St. Christopher Air and Sea …

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Celebrity Cruises Is Returning to St Kitts

 One of the Caribbean’s leading cruise ports is continuing its comeback.  Another major cruise ship is returning to St Kitts’ Port Zante, Caribbean Journal has learned.  Celebrity Cruises’ Celebrity Equinox ship will make its official return to the island on …

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Carnival Cruise Line to Restart Five More Caribbean Ships

 Carnival Cruise Line is set to restart five more ships for the Caribbean, the company said this week.  That includes the Nov. 1 relaunch of Carnival Valor, which will kick off four and five-night sailings out of New Orleans.  On …

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 Cruise and shipping industry veteran Alexander Gumbs is now the Chief Executive Officer of the Port St Maarten Group, charged with leading one of the region’s top cruise destinations.  Gumbs’s track record made him the ideal choice to lead one of the generators …

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 Cruise ships have returned to Cartagena on the Caribbean coast of Colombia.  The first cruise ship to return to the Port of Cartagena was Windstar’s Star Breeze ship this week.  So far, 26 cruise ships are expected to arrive in …

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 Princess Cruises is planning a further Caribbean relaunch in 2022, Caribbean Journal has learned. The cruise line’s Island Princess ship will return to service in the spring of 2022, prior to its 14-day Panama Canal sailing on April 27, 2022. …

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 The first cruise ship in Jamaica since the onset of the pandemic called on Ocho Rios this week.  Carnival Sunshine’s return to Jamaica marked what officials called a “major step” in the phased reopening of Jamaica’s tourism sector.  “We welcome …

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 Cruising has returned to St Vincent and the Grenadines.  The first cruise ship to call on St Vincent since the onset of the pandemic was Seabourn Odyssey this week, which visited the island of Bequia with a fully vaccinated ship.  …

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 Crystal Cruises’ ground-breaking Bahamas cruises have expanded, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The all-Bahamas itineraries, which includes stops in ports like San Salvador, Great Exuma and Long Island, are now operating from three homeports: Nassau, Bimini and Miami.  The “Bahamas Escapes” …

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 Holland America Line has taken delivery of its newest ship, the Rotterdam.  The ship, which was built by Fincantieri, will spend its maiden season in the Caribbean.  Beginning this fall, the ship will sail out of Fort Lauderdale after a …

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 Carnival Cruise Line is planning to relaunch three more cruise ships for the Caribbean in September, the company said.  That will be followed by another four in October, bringing the company’s total number of relaunched ships to 15.  The three …

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 The cruise industry in St Kitts and Nevis is back. The twin-island federation welcomed back its first ship this week with the arrival of Seabourn Odyssey, and there are more to come. That will soon be followed on July 29, …

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 Long one of the Caribbean’s busiest cruise ports, St Maarten is in the midst of a full-fledged cruising comeback.  Six cruise ships will be calling at Port St Maarten through the end of this month alone, according to officials.  That …

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 Carnival Cruise Line is continuing its cruise relaunch in Galveston, with a third ship returning to service.  The latest Carnival ship to resume operations is Carnival Breeze, which restarted operations from the Texas port this week.  The ship is sailing …

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 Boutique cruise firm Seabourn has returned to Antigua, part of the island’s cruise relaunch.  Seabourn Odyssey visited St John’s on July 20, the second cruise ship to call on the island since cruising restarted earlier this month.  The 11-deck cruise …

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 Cruise passengers visiting St Kitts and Nevis will participate in “bubble tours” to ensure the destination’s safety.  From July 22 onwards, passengers will visit specific destinations in designated transportation, according to Tourism Minister Lindsay Grant.  “When the passengers alight from …

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 Saint Lucia’s relaunched cruise sector is set for a host of new calls this summer.  This week, that included calls by Celebrity Summit and Windstar Breeze, both of which berthed at Port Castries.  Saint Lucia officially reopened its borders to …

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 The US Virgin Islands’ cruise industry has relaunched.  This week, Celebrity Edge became the first cruise ship to visit the USVI since the onset of the pandemic, sailing out of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.  It’s a major step forward for the …