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More Than 30 Million People Visited the Caribbean Last Year

 By Alexander Britell It was a record-breaking year for the Caribbean region last year, even in the face of a pair of historic hurricanes. The Caribbean welcomed more than 30 million travelers for the first time ever, according to the …

St Maarten Continues Recovery

 By Alexander Britell SAN JUAN — St Maarten is continuing its recovery from Hurricane Irma. The destination’s Tourism Minister, Cornelius de Weever, addressed the media at the recent Caribbean Travel Marketplace conference in Puerto Rico, briefing reporters on the island’s …

Cruise Tourism Returns to Dominica in a Big Way

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica welcomed the MV Mein Schiff 3 this week, both the first major cruise ship to call on Dominica — and the first call to the Roseau Cruise Ship Berth — since Hurricane Maria. The TUI …

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 By Alexander Britell SAN JUAN — In the middle of December, Puerto Rico tourism officials made a declaration. The destination was open for business, and ready to welcome back visitors, a bold claim in the wake of last year’s devastating …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor MSC Cruises is returning to St Maarten. The company will be making its first post-Irma call on St Maarten on March 28 with its MSC Opera cruise ship. MSC Cruises will be making 29 port calls …

saint lucia cruise

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Saint Lucia’s multimillion-dollar cruise berth expansion project has officially opened in Castries. The Pointe Seraphine Berth One extension was formally opened this weekend, welcoming Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas, the first-ever mega ship to …

 By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Carnival Cruise Line is the latest company to make its return to the island of St Maarten since Hurricane Irma. Carnival’s Carnival Sunshine cruise ship made a day-long call to Port St Maarten on Monday. …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Victory ship is undergoing an extensive 17-day dry-dock that will add a host of new food and beverage options, the company announced this week. The multimillion-dollar dry dock in Freeport, The …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal has been appointed as Carnival Cruise Line’s new Chief “Fun” Officer. The announcement is part of the line’s new brand campaign, “Choose Fun,” which launched earlier this week. O’Neal …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection celebrated the laying of its inaugural yacht at the Hijos De J. Barreras Shipyard in Vigo, Spain this week. Representing a first for a luxury hotel operator, the Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection brings the …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Maarten’s cruise renaissance continued this week with a call by SeaDream Yacht Club’s SeaDream 1. The unscheduled call on Port St Maarten was the first of what Port St Maarten officials said they hoped …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Holland America Line returned to Philipsburg, St Maarten on Saturday with its cruise ship ms Koningsdam. HAL plans to call in Philipsburg, St. Maarten once more with Koningsdam on March 10, as well as six times with …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Four of Carnival Corporation’s cruise brands will launch new ships in 2018, the company announced this week. The expansion is part of a wider push to add 18 new ships to the fleet between now …

port st maarten

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Port St Maarten kicked off 2018 on a very high note Tuesday with more than 12,000 passengers arriving to St Maarten on three cruise ships. The first cruise vessels of the year in St Maarten …

quantum class

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia will soon be ready to welcome Royal Caribbean’s Quantum-class vessels. The expansion project at the “dolphin berth” at the island’s Pointe Serafine Cruise Terminal in Castries is slated for completion in the middle …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados has set a new record for cruise passenger arrivals in a single year, tourism officials announced this week. The destination welcomed its record 812,864th cruise arrival for the calendar year, with American visitors Tom …

Carly Rae Jepsen

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Carnival Cruise Line is continuing its Carnival LIVE concert series with a planned concert by Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen. The music star will perform a free concert on the Carnival Splendor ship on Feb. …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Gem cruise ship has made its inaugural call on St Croix in the US Virgin Islands. The 2,394-passenger cruise ship arrived at the pier in Frederiksted on Wednesday. The ship, which …