Carnival CEO Arnold Donald Is Stepping Down 

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Arnold Donald, the president and CEO of Carnival Corporation, the world’s largest cruise company, is stepping down.  The company announced that, effective Aug. 1, Donald would be appointed Vice Chair and member of the cruise company’s board of directors.  Josh […]


Royal Caribbean Kicks Off Construction on New LNG-Powered Ship 

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Royal Caribbean has launched construction on its newest ship, the first Oasis-class vessel to be powered by liquefied natural gas.  The new Utopia of the Seas, which began construction this month in Saint-Nazaire, France, is slated for completion in the […]


Curacao Nears Pre-Pandemic Tourism Levels 

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The Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao is continuing its broad tourism recovery.  The island welcomed 111,000 visitors in the first quarter of 2022 – representing around 88 percent of tourist arrivals in the first quarter of 2019.  That was buoyed by […]


MSC Is Launching Another New Caribbean Cruise Ship

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MSC Cruises is set to launch its newest cruise ship for the Caribbean, with plans to ultimately homeport in New York. The MSC Seascape will hold its naming ceremony in Manhattan on Dec. 7, 2022, with film legend Sophia Loren […]

Major Renovations for Two Oceania Cruise Ships

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Oceania Cruises is undertaking a major renovation to two of its cruise ships, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The company will be undertaking what it’s calling a “re-inspiration” of the 1,210-guest Riviera and Marina ships.  Both ships are undergoing a “stem-to-stern” […]

Silversea Has Another New Cruise Ship 

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Silversea Has a New Cruise Ship  Luxury cruise line Silversea has christen its newest ship: Silver Dawn.  The new boutique vessel, the 10th in the company’s fleet, is the third Silversea ship to make its debut in the last nine […]


Oceania Has a New Cruise Option for Solo Travelers 

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It’s not always easy to take a cruise by yourself.  But now premium cruise line Oceania Cruises has announced a push aimed at solo travelers.  The company says it is adding dozens of new staterooms for solo travelers on each […]

Carnival Relaunches Another Cruise Ship 

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Carnival Cruise Line has restarted another new ship in 2022, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The brand has relaunched Carnival Paradise, the 22nd Carnival ship to return since the restart of the cruise industry last year.  Carnival Paradise is now operating […]

Discovery Princess Kicks Off First Mexico Cruise 

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Princess Cruises’ newest cruise ship has made its debut.  The new Discovery Princess kicked off its inaugural cruise to the Mexican Riviera this week, the highly-anticipated launch of the 3,600-guest ship.  It’s the latest entry in Princess’ MedallionClass portfolio, joining […]


Royal Caribbean’s New Ship to Make First St Maarten Call

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The world’s largest cruise ship is making its first call in St Maarten.  Royal Caribbean’s Wonder of the Seas ship will be calling on St Maarten on March 21, according to Port St Maarten officials.  It’s the fifth Oasis-vessel by […]

Cruise Ships to Return to the Cayman Islands

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Cruise ships are coming back to the Cayman Islands next month.  The British Overseas Territory’s government says it is projecting the first ships to return to Cayman beginning March 21, pending formal Cabinet approval.  It’s been almost two years since […]

Royal Caribbean’s New Cruise Ship Set for Debut

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Royal Caribbean’s newest cruise ship is ready for its debut.  The new Wonder of the Seas has arrived in the United States ahead of its March 4 debut in Fort Lauderdale.  The new ship will have eight distinct neighborhoods, a […]


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