Virgin Voyages Is Adding a New Destination: Antigua 

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Richard Branson’s Virgin Voyages cruise brand is adding another new destination in the Caribbean: Antigua and Barbuda.  The fast-growing cruise hotspot will begin receiving calls from Virgin Voyages in January 2024, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The news was revealed on […]


Antigua’s Cruise Industry Is Booming

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The cruise industry in Antigua and Barbuda is booming, with surging passenger arrival numbers and a burgeoning position as one of the Caribbean’s top home-porting destinations.  This year has seen a 78.7 percent increase in cruise arrivals to Antigua and […]


You Can Now Play Pickleball on Celebrity Cruises

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It’s no secret that pickleball is the fastest-growing sport n the world, particularly in the Caribbean, where more and more resorts are adding courts to their properties.  And now another travel giant is getting into the space: Celebrity Cruises, which […]


Royal Caribbean Cuts First Steel on New Cruise Ship 

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Royal Caribbean has cut the first steel on its newest cruise ship, the second in its Icon Class.  The as-yet-unnamed ship will be the second in the class; the first, Icon of the Seas, will take to the seas in […]

Caribbean Photo of the Week: St Kitts, From the Sea

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The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Eric Schaeffer, who sent in this stunning shot of Basseterre, St Kitts, taken while on a cruise. “It was a beautiful late afternoon when I took this photo,” Eric tells Caribbean […]

Cayman Islands Eclipses Tourism Projections 

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The Cayman Islands eclipsed its tourism projections for 2022, buoyed by a sizzling second half after the destination removed its travel health protocols.  Overall, the Cayman Islands reported 284,274 stay over visitors, ahead of the government’s stated goals for the […]


In Grenada, a New Welcome for Cruise Passengers

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Grenada has unveiled a new “welcome” for its cruise passengers: a striking new “Grenada” sign at the Melville Street Cruise Ship Terminal.  The new sign, located at the entrance of the terminal’s welcome center, welcomes visitors “with a bold and […]

Dominican Republic Tops 7 Million Tourists, Setting New Record

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No Caribbean destination welcomed more travelers last year than the Dominican Republic.  And it wasn’t particularly close.  The surging tourism destination surpassed seven million visitors in 2022, the first time the country has every achieved that milestone, and a new […]

St Maarten Continues Cruise Rebirth With Five Inaugural Calls

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St Maarten’s cruise rebirth is going strong, with more and more new calls to the island’s port.  That includes five inaugural port calls in the last month, including two so far in January: AIDAbella and Celebrity Apex, which both visited […]


The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection Has a New Caribbean Port: Bonaire 

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The Caribbean island of Bonaire is the Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection’s newest port in the region.  Ritz-Carlton’s new luxury cruise line called on Bonaire for the first time this week, with the Evrima ship in the heart of Kralendijk.  The yacht, […]

Princess Relaunches Caribbean Cruises from Galveston

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Princess Cruises has returned to the Port of Galveston in Texas.  The cruise line, part of the Carnival portfolio, has resumed sailing Caribbean cruises from Texas for the first time since 2016.  The brand’s Ruby Princess ship is sailing a […]

A New Cruise Port Is Coming to The Bahamas 

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The region’s most popular cruise destination is getting a major new port, Caribbean Journal has learned.  Azul Destinations and Calypso Cove Destinations have broken ground on a new cruise port on the island of Long Island.  The new Crystal Cove […]


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