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Carnival Breaks Ground on New Grand Bahama Cruise Port 

 A significant new cruise port project has broken ground on the island of Grand Bahama.  Carnival Cruise Line’s new port will include a pier able to accommodate up to two of Carnivals’ Excel-class ships simultaneously.  The cruise port itself will …

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Margaritaville Debuts New Caribbean Cruise Line

 Jimmy Bufett’s ever-expanding Margaritaville empire has launched its newest offering: a cruise line. It’s called Margaritaville at Sea, and the brand’s new Margaritaville at Sea Paradise cruise ship officially launched this week. The first cruise on the ship will be …

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Royal Caribbean Is Tripling Its Cruise Calls to St Croix

 In a boost for St Croix’s cruise industry, Royal Caribbean has announced plans to nearly triple its calls on the island’s cruise port in Frederiksted, according to the Virgin Islands Port Authority.  The announcement was made in a press conference …

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carnival cruise line relaunch

 Arnold Donald, the president and CEO of Carnival Corporation, the world’s largest cruise company, is stepping down.  The company announced that, effective Aug. 1, Donald would be appointed Vice Chair and member of the cruise company’s board of directors.  Josh …

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 Royal Caribbean has launched construction on its newest ship, the first Oasis-class vessel to be powered by liquefied natural gas.  The new Utopia of the Seas, which began construction this month in Saint-Nazaire, France, is slated for completion in the …

curacao tourism levels

 The Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao is continuing its broad tourism recovery.  The island welcomed 111,000 visitors in the first quarter of 2022 – representing around 88 percent of tourist arrivals in the first quarter of 2019.  That was buoyed by …

msc caribbean cruises

 MSC Cruises is set to launch its newest cruise ship for the Caribbean, with plans to ultimately homeport in New York. The MSC Seascape will hold its naming ceremony in Manhattan on Dec. 7, 2022, with film legend Sophia Loren …

oceania cruises

 Oceania Cruises is undertaking a major renovation to two of its cruise ships, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The company will be undertaking what it’s calling a “re-inspiration” of the 1,210-guest Riviera and Marina ships.  Both ships are undergoing a “stem-to-stern” …

silver dawn

 Silversea Has a New Cruise Ship  Luxury cruise line Silversea has christen its newest ship: Silver Dawn.  The new boutique vessel, the 10th in the company’s fleet, is the third Silversea ship to make its debut in the last nine …

oceania cruises solo

 It’s not always easy to take a cruise by yourself.  But now premium cruise line Oceania Cruises has announced a push aimed at solo travelers.  The company says it is adding dozens of new staterooms for solo travelers on each …

carnival cruise line relaunch

 Carnival Cruise Line has restarted another new ship in 2022, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The brand has relaunched Carnival Paradise, the 22nd Carnival ship to return since the restart of the cruise industry last year.  Carnival Paradise is now operating …

princess cruises new ship

 Princess Cruises’ newest cruise ship has made its debut.  The new Discovery Princess kicked off its inaugural cruise to the Mexican Riviera this week, the highly-anticipated launch of the 3,600-guest ship.  It’s the latest entry in Princess’ MedallionClass portfolio, joining …

st maarten wonder

 The world’s largest cruise ship is making its first call in St Maarten.  Royal Caribbean’s Wonder of the Seas ship will be calling on St Maarten on March 21, according to Port St Maarten officials.  It’s the fifth Oasis-vessel by …

cayman islands cruise

 Cruise ships are coming back to the Cayman Islands next month.  The British Overseas Territory’s government says it is projecting the first ships to return to Cayman beginning March 21, pending formal Cabinet approval.  It’s been almost two years since …

royal caribbean new ship

 Royal Caribbean’s newest cruise ship is ready for its debut.  The new Wonder of the Seas has arrived in the United States ahead of its March 4 debut in Fort Lauderdale.  The new ship will have eight distinct neighborhoods, a …

virgin voyages miami

 Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Voyages has officially opened its highly-anticipated cruise terminal at PortMiami.  The new Terminal V is a major addition to the Miami skyline, a LEED Gold project that comprises three stories on the northwestern corner of Miami’s …

princess cruises new ship

 Princess Cruises has taken delivery of its newest ship, the highly-anticipated Discovery Princess.  The ship was delivered in a ceremony this week at the Fincantieri Shipyard in Italy.  It’s the 15th MedallionClass ship for Princess, with capacity for 3,660 guests.  …

royal caribbean cruise

 Royal Caribbean has taken delivery of its newest cruise ship: Wonder of the Seas.  The new ship is making its debut after three years of construction, with plans to kick off sailings in Fort Lauderdale on March 4.  Wonder of …