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Royal Caribbean Reveals Newest Caribbean Cruises

 Royal Caribbean has unveiled its newest cruises for the 2021-2022 Caribbean cruise season, the company announced.  Two of the line’s massive ships, Symphony of the Seas and Allure of the Seas, will be sailing across the Eastern and Western Caribbean …

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Royal Caribbean Debuts Revamped Oasis of the Seas

 Royal Caribbean has returned its Oasis of the Seas cruise ship to Miami following a massive $165 million transformation project.  The 63-day upgrade project added new features including the cruise line’s first-ever barbecue joint, Portside BBQ, along with a new …

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British Virgin Islands Tourism Is Surging

 The British Virgin Islands is seeing a major tourism rebound so far this year, according to the latest data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The British Virgin Islands reported 172,776 stayover tourist arrivals in the first half of 2019, representing …

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st kitts

 One of the Caribbean’s fastest-growing cruise destinations has added a major new cruise pier. St Kitts has debuted its new $48 million cruise pier at Port Zante in Basseterre.  The new pier means Port Zante can now host up to …

msc meraviglia

 MSC Cruises’ MSC Meraviglia ship made its inaugural call on St Maarten this week.  It was the second inaugural call for Port St Maarten so far in the 2019-2020 cruise season.  “Once again Port St Maarten and the destination have been able …

saint lucia thoroughbred

 Just in time for its National Day, the island of Saint Lucia is set to launch its very own thoroughbred industry.  Horse racing will officially launch in Saint Lucia beginning Dec. 12 with the launch of the 2019 Caribbean Equine …

carnival new ship panorama

 Carnival Cruise Line has taken delivery of another new cruise ship, the company announced this week.  The new Carnival Panorama is the 27th ship in the brand’s fleet, and the third in the company’s Vista class of ships.  Carnival Panorama …

saint lucia

 Royal Caribbean Cruises and Carnival Corporation have signed a memorandum of understanding with the government of Saint Lucia on a major new joint venture.  The two cruise giants will work together to manage Saint Lucia’s existing cruise pier and terminal …

nassau cruise new

 The Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line has launched its newest destination in The Bahamas: Nassau.  Bahamas Paradise, which already relaunched its popular cruises to Grand Bahama last month, has begun operating Nassau cruises out of West Palm Beach.  The company is …

sky princess

 Princess Cruises has officially taken delivery of a major new cruise ship that will soon be heading to the Caribbean.  The new Sky Princess cruise ship is the first Princess ship built from the ground up as one of its …

carnival radiance texas

 Carnival Cruise Line is adding another new cruise ship in Galveston, the company said this week.  Carnival will be adding its Carnival Radiance ship to Texas in May 2021, joining three other ships that will be homeported in Galveston all …

carnival grand bahama

 Carnival Cruise Line is resuming its Grand Bahama cruises on Oct. 11, the cruise line said this week. The company’s Carnival Pride cruise ship will dock in Freeport, Grand Bahama on Friday, the first Carnival ship to dock in Grand …

msc meraviglia

 One of MSC Cruises’ major ships has officially made its debut in North America. The MSC Meraviglia, which will eventually be homeporting in Miami, will launch its first Caribbean cruises out of New York on Oct. 28. MSC Meraviglia will …

discovery

 Princess Cruises has another new cruise ship on the horizon: the newly-named Discovery Princess.  The newest Princess ship will make its debut for the 2021-2022 cruise season, a schedule that will be focused on the West Coast in Los Angeles.  …

port st maarten projects

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Port St Maarten is planning a series of improvement projects, officials announced this week. The new investments are part of a “primary focus of getting additional business in 2020 and beyond,” according to a statement. …

veendam caribbean

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Holland America Line is returning to Tampa for the 2020 season for Caribbean cruises, the company said this week. The cruise line will return to Port Tampa Bay for a “full season” including 18 cruises …

carnival half moon

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Carnival Corporation is undertaking a major investment in The Bahamas, with plans for two major new cruise developments in the country that could mean $180 million in new investment. The company has signed an agreement …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff In an important step for the crucial tourism economy in Grand Bahama, the Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line has resumed leisure cruises to Grand Bahama. After running humanitarian aid sailings to Grand Bahama in the wake …