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St Kitts’ Cruise Season Is Heating Up 

 St Kitts is primed for a major cruise season in 2022-2023, one that will include an array of ships making their inaugural calls to Port Zante in Basseterre.  Already this season, four ships have made their inaugural calls.  That includes …

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The Winners of the CJ Caribbean Travelers’ Choice Awards 2022

 They are the world’s foremost experts on Caribbean travel: Caribbean Journal readers. They travel to the Caribbean multiple times each year, scouring the region for the newest and the greatest, searching out hotels, beaches, restaurants and experiences.  And each year, …

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The Newest Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship Just Set an All-Time Record

 It has not yet even hit the water yet, but Royal Caribbean’s new Icon of the Seas cruise ship already has a place in history.  The new ship, which just revealed its first look earlier this week, reported the single-largest …

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 Celebrity Cruises has helped kick off the beginning of cruise season in Grenada.  The cruise brand’s Celebrity Summit ship brought 1,5000 passengers to the island’s Melville Street port this week, the official start of the winter cruise calendar.  Grenada officials …

  Global Ports Holding has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Government of Saint Lucia for a 30-year concession to operate the cruise port in Saint Lucia.  GPH, which also operates the Antigua and Nassau cruise ports, says it …

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  Port St. Maarten Group is forecasting one million cruise passengers to visit the island from November 2022 through April 2023, Caribbean Journal has learned. The high season forecast arrivals are tied to the occupancy levels of cruise ships stabilizing …

  It’s Royal Caribbean’s next major ship: Icon of the Seas, slated for delivery in late 2023.  And now the cruise giant has revealed the first look at the ship, the first in the line’s new Icon class.  “With each …

  The inaugural season of the Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection in the Caribbean will feature heavily in St Maarten.  Ritz-Carlton’s new ultra-luxe cruise line will include significant home-porting for its Evrima ship out of Port St Maarten for the 2022-2023 cruise …

  Antigua is projecting a “promising” cruise season in 2022-2023, according to officials at the Antigua Cruise Port.  The Port is forecasting 345 calls for a total of 616,419 passengers by the end of the peak cruise season.  And January …

  Marriott will be debuting a pair of highly-anticipated new resorts in St Thomas, USVI this fall.  The new Frenchman’s Reef, St Thomas’ most iconic hotel property, will reopen this winter with a pair of resorts: the The Seaborn, part …

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  Following the lead of competitor Ritz-Carlton, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts is getting into the ultra-luxury cruise business. The company has announced the launch of Four Seasons Yachts, a new ultra-luxe “yacht” fleet that will kick off operations in …

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  The 2022-2023 cruise season has officially begun on the French Caribbean island of Martinique.  The island welcomed its first ship of the season this week at Fort-de-France’s Pointe Simon Cruise Terminal, a visit by Celebrity Cruises’ Celebrity Equinox ship.  …

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  St Maarten’s cruise rebirth is continuing in 2022, according to new data from Port St Maarten.  The Dutch side’s cruise port has received 316 cruise calls so far in 2022, bringing in a total of 493,000 passengers.  That outpaces …

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  Royal Caribbean Group will be implementing SpaceX’s Starlink internet service on its cruise ships, the company said this week.  That would make the company the first in the cruise industry to adopt the high-speed, satellite-based service.  Deployment of Starlink …

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  Norwegian Cruise Line has officially christened its newest ship: Prima, a 965-foot-long, 143,535-ton vessel that’s the first of six ships in the company’s new Prima class.  Prima, which has capacity for 3,100 guests at double occupancy, has what Norwegian …

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  It’s one of the busiest cruise ports in the Caribbean, and now the popular San Juan Cruise Port is set ofr a major transformation. Global Ports Holding, the world’s largest independent cruise port operator, has signed a 30-year concession …

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  TUI UK is undertaking a significant expansion for the Barbados market this winter.  The company will be “soaring above” the levels of its last full winter season, according to Barbados Tourism Minister Lisa Cummins.  That will mean more than …

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  Small-ship cruise line Windstar is expanding in the Caribbean, including its first-ever homeport in Miami.  The company is adding a new itinerary in the winter of 2023: Beach Fun and Sun: a Caribbean Getaway, that will feature seven days …

 

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