Jamaica Eyes New "Boutique" Cruise Port 

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Jamaica is looking to develop the Ken Wright Pier in Port Antonio, eyeing the port as a “boutique” style cruise for small-ship and luxury cruise lines.  The plan is to position the port as a small-ship and mega yacht destination […]


Royal Caribbean's Newest Ship Will Have a Different Focus: Short Getaways

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Royal Caribbean’s new Utopia of the Seas cruise ship is set to make its debut is planning to set sail in July 2024. Like its sister ships in the company’s Oasis class, Utopia will have resort-style pools, copious bars and […]


Nassau, Bahamas Has a Brand-New Cruise Port 

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The Caribbean’s top cruise destination has unveiled a completely reimagined destination in the heart of the Bahamian capital: after three years, the new Nassau Cruise Port is open.  The new-look port in Nassau has a sixth cruise berth, a new […]


Antigua’s Cruise Port Is Booming 

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Antigua and Barbuda is breaking records for stay over visitors, but the country is also seeing surging cruise passenger arrivals.  The destination welcomed more than 500,000 cruise passengers during the 2022-2023 winter season, according to new data from the Antigua […]

Celebrity Cruises Launches Travel Advisor Appreciation Month 

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By the Caribbean Travel Advisor Staff Celebrity Cruises has kicked off a month-long travel advisor appreciation program, Caribbean Travel Advisor has learned.  The company is marking National Travel and Tourism Week (from May 7-13) with a new Travel Advisor Appreciation […]

“Strong Recovery” for Jamaica Cruise Industry


The cruise industry continues to recovery in Jamaica, according to Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett.  The island is seeing an uptick in cruise passengers, following the arrival of 855,000 people in 2022.  Another 1.4 million passengers are projected to arrive during […]


St Thomas, St Croix Seeing Strong Cruise Growth 

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Both St Thomas and St Croix in the United States Virgin Islands are seeing continued cruise growth, according to new data from the USVI Department of Tourism.  St Thomas received more than 1.6 million cruise passengers through its two ports […]

Virgin Voyages Is Adding a New Destination: Antigua 

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Richard Branson’s Virgin Voyages cruise brand is adding another new destination in the Caribbean: Antigua and Barbuda.  The fast-growing cruise hotspot will begin receiving calls from Virgin Voyages in January 2024, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The news was revealed on […]

Antigua’s Cruise Industry Is Booming

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The cruise industry in Antigua and Barbuda is booming, with surging passenger arrival numbers and a burgeoning position as one of the Caribbean’s top home-porting destinations.  This year has seen a 78.7 percent increase in cruise arrivals to Antigua and […]


You Can Now Play Pickleball on Celebrity Cruises

Pickleball Celebrity Cruises

It’s no secret that pickleball is the fastest-growing sport n the world, particularly in the Caribbean, where more and more resorts are adding courts to their properties.  And now another travel giant is getting into the space: Celebrity Cruises, which […]

Royal Caribbean Cuts First Steel on New Cruise Ship 

Royal Caribbean Icon of the Seas

Royal Caribbean has cut the first steel on its newest cruise ship, the second in its Icon Class.  The as-yet-unnamed ship will be the second in the class; the first, Icon of the Seas, will take to the seas in […]

Caribbean Photo of the Week: St Kitts, From the Sea

St Kitts Caribbean Photo Sea

The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Eric Schaeffer, who sent in this stunning shot of Basseterre, St Kitts, taken while on a cruise. “It was a beautiful late afternoon when I took this photo,” Eric tells Caribbean […]


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