cruises

Oceania Cruises Is Planning a $100 Million “Re-Inspiration”

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Oceania Cruises is planning significant changes to four of its cruise ships, according to a statement from the company. The cruise line has launched what it’s calling OceaniaNEXT, an array of ship enhancements “designed to …

Princess Cruises Is Launching a New Cocktail Menu

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Cruise line Princess Cruises has launched a new beverage program, with a focus on signature cocktails. The new “globally inspired” cocktail offerings are the brainchild of master mixologist Rob Floyd, who has overseen what the …

Seabourn to Launch Cruises to Cuba

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Luxury small-ship cruise line Seabourn is getting into the Cuba business. The cruise line has announced that it has received approval to begin sailing to Cuba from both Miami and San Juan, Puerto Rico. The …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Luxe small-ship cruise line has officially joined the Royal Caribbean Cruises portfolio. The companies have closed on the previously announced acquisition by Royal Caribbean of a two-thirds stake in Silversea. “We are proud to officially …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Princess Cruises is planning some major upgrades on its newest cruise ship, Sky Princess. The new cruise ship, which is slated to debut in the Caribbean in 2019, will include the cruise line’s first-ever “Sky …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Celebrity Cruises has launched construction on its newest ship, Celebrity Apex, a the Chatiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint Nazaire, France. The second ship in Celebrity’s Edge series, Celebrity Apex comes in the wake of the …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Princess Cruises is getting greener. Princess Cruises has signed an agreement to build two new ships, both of which will be powered primarily by liquefied natural gas, the company said this week. Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Norwegian Cruise Line is adding more options to cruise the Panama Canal, Caribbean Journal has learned. Next year, the company will be positioning its Norwegian Joy cruise ship to Los Angeles for a season of …

MSC Cruises

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Following the lead of Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise Line, cruise giant MSC has announced plans to build a new terminal of its own at PortMiami. MSC Cruises and Miami-Dade County have signed an agreement …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Disney Cruise Line’s long-awaited debut in Bermuda will come next year, according to the Bermuda Tourism Authority. Disney will be sailing five-night cruises that feature two days in Bermuda, beginning in the fall of 2019. …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Carnival is adding to its growing presence in California, the company said this week. After the company expanded its offering earlier this year out of Long Beach, Carnival announced plans next year to return to …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Windstar Cruises is homeporting one of its ships St. Maarten. Beginning Dec. 1, the cruise line will homeport its Wind Surf cruise ship for seven-day cruises out of St Maarten. Besides having the Wind Surf homeport …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean International’s Enchantment of the Seas has returned to homeport in Port Canaveral, the cruise line announced this week. The 2,950-passenger Enchantment of the Seas had previously been homeported at Port Canaveral until 2016. …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean has returned its Mariner of the Seas ship to PortMiami following a $120 million transformation project. The ship, which will be sailing four-night weekday and three-night weekend cruises from Miami to The Bahamas, …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean Cruises has announced the acquisition of a significant stake in ultra-luxe small-ship cruise line Silversea Cruises. The agreement includes the acquisition of a two-thirds equity stake in Silversea based on an enterprise value …

ritz-carlton cruises caribbean

 By Alexander Britell The highly-anticipated Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, the hotel brand’s first foray into luxury small-ship cruising, has launched reservations. The collection aims to “transform the luxury cruising industry” with a series of 190-meter-long ships accommodating up to 298 passengers …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff In a big environmental step, all 50 ships across the Royal Caribbean Cruises company fleet are getting rid of plastic straws, the company announced. That will mean cruise lines including Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Princess Cruises has completed an “extensive” 10-day dry dock of its Crown Princess cruise ship, Caribbean Journal has learned. The 3,080-passenger ship completed a series of enhancements during a drydock in Grand Bahama last month, …