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Princess Cruises Planning Big Wi-Fi Expansion

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Princess Cruises is planning a major expansion of what the company calls the “best Wi-Fi at sea.” The cruise line will be expanding its MedallionNet service to six new ships in 2020, including Grand Princess, …

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In St Maarten, the Ultimate Caribbean Zip Line

 By Guy Britton Zip lines come in many shapes and sizes, but this one is different. Very different.  The Flying Dutchman at Rainforest Adventures on St Maarten is the steepest zip line in the world. It’s an essential St Maarten experience, plunging more …

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Regent Seven Seas Is Adding New Caribbean Ports

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Ultra-luxe boutique cruise line Regent Seven Seas is expanding its network of ports in the Caribbean region, the company said this week. Regent Seven Seas will be adding three new ports in the Caribbean for …

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 By Bob CurleyCJ Contributor Our visit to St Croix’s two cities was the best of times and the better of times, and we had a Dickens of a time deciding whether we loved Christiansted or Frederiksted more. Then again, why …

royal caribbean new orleans

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean is making a big return to the Big Easy. The cruise giant will be sending its Majesty of the Seas cruise ship to homeport in New Orleans year-round beginning in January 2020. The …

belize caribbean

 By the Caribbean Journal staff After a what was a blistering 2018, Belize’s tourism sector has seen another strong year so far in 2019. The destination is reporting a 6 percent jump in stayover tourist arrivals for the first half …

Bermuda Airbnb Experiences

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Carnival is planning a big Bermuda expansion. Carnival Cruise Line will operate its largest Bermuda season ever in 2019-2020, with more than 40 voyages visiting the destination, including a total of 8 week-long cruises departing from …

royal caribbean cruise ship overhaul

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean is undertaking a 58-day, $165 million overhaul of its Allure of the Seas Oasis-class ship. Upon completion, the reinvigorated cruise ship will unveil a wave of new features, including the Ultimate Abyss 10-story …

martinique house of rhums

 By the Caribbean Journal staff For rum aficionados, Martinique is the great Mecca, the place of pilgrimage, the place where one can visit the most marvelous collection of distilleries anywhere on earth. But when you come to Martinique, you also …

caribbean cruise revenues

 By Robert MacLellanCJ Contributor Can tourism-dependent Caribbean governments learn something from oil producing countries? When relatively small and poor oil producing governments sought to get a fair price for oil – their main source of national revenue – they banded …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean Cruises is adding another new ship to its growing fleet. The company has entered into an agreement with Meyer Turku to order a third “Icon-class” ship, slated for delivery in 2025. The as-yet-unnamed …

bahamas royal caribbean destinations

 By Alexander Britell Royal Caribbean opened eyes earlier this year when it submitted a letter of intent to purchase The Bahamas’ Grand Lucayan resort, the first move of its kind for the company. Now, the company is shedding some light …

bahamas msc destination

 By the Caribbean Journal staff In recent years, more and more private cruise destinations have been popping up around the region, from Belize to The Bahamas. But a new private port of call set to debut this fall will be …

Bahamas Great Harbour Cay Airport

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the Bahamas’ most beloved, but still largely undiscovered, destinations is getting a brand-new airport. Great Harbour Cay, a tiny white-sand paradise in the heart of the country’s Berry Islands archipelago, is the site …

norwegian cruise line scarpetta

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Popular Italian eatery Scarpetta, which has locations around the world, is now opening its first-ever restaurant on a cruise ship. The new Onda by Scarpetta will make its debut on the still-in-production Norwegian Cruise Line’s …

Panama Canal Cruises

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Holland America Line is planning a big push to the Panama Canal this upcoming season. The cruise line will run a total of 32 sailings to the Canal from September 2019 and May 2020, it …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Getaway cruise ship has completed a two-week dry dock that included an “extensive” makeover. The ship’s changes included new venues and artwork; upgraded social spaces and what the company called “refreshed” …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Following the industry-shaking ban of cruises and other travel to Cuba, major cruise lines are scrambling to adapt — and one Caribbean cruise destination is out in front. The US Virgin Islands said it was …