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This Is Norwegian Cruise Line’s Next Ship

 Norwegian Cruise Line has revealed its newest ship: Norwegian Viva, the latest vessel in its Prima Class.  The new ship will begin sailing in 2023, with plans to sail the Southern Caribbean for the 2023-2024 winter season out of San …

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Holland America Line Just Relaunched Another Cruise Ship

 Holland America Line has relaunched its sixth ship in the wider Caribbean-Mexico region, Caribbean Journal has confirmed.  The cruise line’s Zuiderdam returned to service this week for Mexico cruises out of the Port of San Diego, Calif.  “San Diego is an …

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Another Milestone in St Kitts’ Cruise Comeback

 St Kitts and Nevis hit another major milestone in the comeback of its all-important cruise industry this week, when four ships called on the destination in one day.  On Dec. 7, the twin-island federation welcomed four ships, the first time …

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 It’s getting easier than ever to visit St Kitts and Nevis.  The twin-island federation has removed its one-day “Vacation in Place” quarantine requirement for fully vaccinated travelers.  The move, which took effect this weekend, also included the removal of an …

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 Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville brand, which has been rapidly expanding in the resort space in recent years, is now heading for the sea, too.  The company has announced the launch of its new Margaritaville at Sea cruise line, following the acquisition …

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 Luxury cruise brand Silversea has launched construction on its newest ship: Silver Nova.  The ship, which is being built at Meyer Werft, is set for delivery in the summer of 2023.  Notably, it’s the first-ever hybrid-powered luxury cruise ship, one …

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 Jamaica’s cruise industry is on the upswing, according to Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett.  Just this week, Carnival Cruise Line joined Aida, MSC Cruises and Holland America as brands to have stopped in at least two Jamaica ports since the resumption …

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 The Cayman Islands is set to relaunch its cruise industry next month, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The destination has approved the Holland America Nieuw Statendam cruise ship to call on Grand Cayman on Dec. 28, 2021.  It will mark the …

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 St Maarten’s cruise comeback took another big step this week with its first six-ship day of the season.  Indeed, it was the first time six ships had called on St Maarten in a single day since the onset of the …

 Luxury small-ship brand Seabourn has unveiled its newest cruise ship for the Caribbean: Seabourn Ovation.  The new ship made its madden arrival to the US this week, where it will homeport in Miami for a series of voyages exploring the …

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 The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, which will begin its sailings to the Caribbean next year, is joining Marriott Bonvoy.  That means Marriott Bonvoy members can earn and redeem points for voyages on the company’s boutique cruise ships.  “It is exciting to …

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 Royal Caribbean Group is embarking on a major step on its sustainability push: Destination Net Zero, a comprehensive decarbonization strategy that includes pledging to establish Science-Based Targets and achieving net zero emissions by 2050.  The initiative “builds on decades of progress …

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 Richard Branson’s new Virgin Voyages cruise line has arrived in The Bahamas.  The company’s new Scarlet Lady cruise ship made its first call on the island of Bimini in The Bahamas this week, with a stop at the Beach Club …

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 US Virgin Islands Tourism Commissioner Joseph Boschulte is calling on the region to deepen its collaboration in the cruise industry.  Boschulte, who was speaking at the recent Seatrade Cruise Global conference in Miami, said it was essential for Caribbean destinations …

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 Royal Caribbean is set to resume cruise calls to Jamaica beginning in November, tourism officials told Caribbean Journal this week.  The island’s cruise industry relaunched this summer, and now Royal Caribbean is planning to make its return to Jamaica after …

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 There was no bigger presence at this past week’s Seatrade cruise industry conference in Miami than that of the Caribbean.  The collection of Caribbean cruise ports was the liveliest, most energetic center of the show, which is the leading global …

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 The Bahamas’ tourism industry is “well positioned for continued recovery,” according to the country’s new Tourism Minister, Chester Cooper.  Cooper, who is also the Minister of Investments and Aviation, said the country’s momentum comes as international travel restrictions begin to …

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 Carnival Corporation will continue its global cruise relaunch this fall, with the expectation of returning to over 50 percent of its total fleet capacity by the end of October.  That’s in line with Carnival’s previously-stated plans to resume service with …