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Panama Canal Cruises

Holland America Line’s Newest 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 …

norwegian getaway

Norwegian Getaway Completes “Extensive” Makeover

 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” …

usvi cuba ban

USVI Out in Front in Wake of Cuba Cruise Ban

 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 …

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caribbean travelers choice

 There’s no more discerning audience of frequent travelers than subscribers to Caribbean Journal, the world’s largest website covering Caribbean travel. And with your help, we our proud to present the 2019 edition of the Caribbean Journal Travelers’ Choice Awards, celebrating …

disney port canaveral

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Disney Cruise Line has reached a new 20-year agreement with Port Canaveral, part of a plan to expand operations and add new ships. The new deal will keep annual calls at 150 until 2023, when …

royal caribbean oasis of the seas

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Another Royal Caribbean cruise ship is getting a makeover. This time it’s Oasis of the Seas, which is set to undergo a $165 million “amplification” project, the company said this week. The 63-day modernization project …

carnival charleston caribbean

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Cruise giant Carnival Cruise Line has launched its newest cruises out of the Port of Charleston. The company’s Carnival Sunshine, which recently underwent a $200 million makeover, had initially relaunched with a series of cruises …

royal caribbean port canaveral

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Port Canaveral is the new homeport for a pair of Royal Caribbean ships, following their first sailings from the Florida port this week. Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas and Mariner of the Seas are …

bahamas royal caribbean perfect day

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean has officially opened its new $250 million private island destination in The Bahamas. The new project is set at the northwestern edge of the Berry Islands chain in The Bahamas highlighted by a …

carnival sunshine

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Carnival Sunrise has officially returned to the Caribbean following a $200 million renovation. The ship is sailing a range of four- to 14-day Caribbean voyages throughout the season, with the first four coming out of Norfolk’s …

martha stewart caribbean

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Martha Stewart is getting into the Caribbean cruise industry. The home and lifestyle titan is partnering with Swiss cruise company MSC Cruises, with plans to offer curated excursions, gift packages and special onboard menus and …

royal caribbean new oasis

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean has launched construction on yet another new Oasis-class cruise ship, the company announced this week. The as-yet-unnamed ship officially celebrated the cutting of the first steel at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in …

st maarten oasis

 St Maarten: Oasis Cancels Call for Dry Dock By the Caribbean Journal stass Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas ship, which was damaged in The Bahamas at the beginning of the month when a crane fell on its deck, has …

usvi cruise

 By Alexander Britell The US Virgin Islands is already one of the Caribbean’s biggest cruise powers — but new Governor Albert Bryan Jr wants to take things to the next level. The USVI is determined to position itself as the …

msc cruise miami

 By Alexander Britell and Guy Britton MIAMI – Cruise giant MSC Cruises has revealed more details on its new planned cruise hub at PortMiami The new hub is part of its push to expand its presence in the Caribbean, according …

holland america next ship

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Holland America Line has another new cruise ship on the way — and now it has a name. The company’s next “Pinnacle-class” ship will be called Ryndam, with a targeted completion date of May 2021. …

windstar fleet

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Boutique cruise line Windstar Cruises has cut the first steel on what will be a $250 million fleetwide enhancement project. The “Star Plus” initiative will take half of its fleet and renovate each ship, including …

jamaica tourism record

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica has had a record-breaking winter tourism season, according to estimates from the country’s Ministry of Tourism. Jamaica Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says the island is estimated to have welcomed around 900,000 stopover visitors this …