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Royal Caribbean Suspends Cruises Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

 Cruise giant Royal Caribbean has announced the suspension of its cruises in the United States for 30 days, as the major cruise lines have shut down their regional operations in the midst of the growing coronavirus pandemic. The move effectively …

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New Royal Caribbean Ship Coming to Caribbean in November

 Royal Caribbean’s newest cruise ship will make its debut in the Caribbean in November.  The new Odyssey of the Seas will launch in the Mediterranean this summer before heading to Fort Lauderdale for its first Caribbean sailings in November.  Odyssey …

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Carnival Launches New Cruises to Mexico

 Carnival Cruise Line has launched new cruises to Mexico out of the Port of San Diego. The company’s Carnival Miracle ship is homeporting in San Diego, the first Carnival ship to sail out of the city in seven years. Carnival …

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 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 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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 Carnival’s Carnival Fascination cruise ship is adding new Caribbean cruises out of its homeport in San Juan, Puerto Rico.  In 2021, the ship will add three new seven-day Caribbean cruises out of San Juan, each of which will include stops …

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 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 …

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 Carnival Cruise Line has brought its completely transformed Sunrise ship for a season of new Caribbean cruises out of Fort Lauderdale.  Carnival Sunrise officially launched its season of four and five-day Caribbean cruises this week. Each four-day cruise will be …

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 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 …

windstar

 Windstar Cruises in in the midst of a unique fleet upgrade project — it’s “stretching” three cruise ships.  The $250 million “Star Plus” Initiative will literally cut three of its ships in half and add new 84-foot midsections, effectively “stretching” them …

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 Royal Caribbean International is predicting a massive surge in its cruise tourism business in the Caribbean over the next decade.  Speaking at the recent Caribbean Tourism Outlook forum in Antigua, Royal Caribbean International CEO Michael Bayley said he was predicting …

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 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 …

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 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 …

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 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 …

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 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 …

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 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 …

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 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 …

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 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 …