Genting Completes $550 Million Purchase of Crystal Cruises

Above: a Crystal Cruises ship By the Caribbean Journal staff Genting Hong Kong has officially completed its $550 million acquisition of Crystal Cruises from Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha. The transaction was first announced in March. Genting has also announced the […]


Tobago Eyes Creativity to Compete in Caribbean Cruise Industry

Above: Tobago (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Tobago is looking to step up its competitiveness in the cruise ship market, according to Oscar Brathwaite, administrator of the island’s division of tourism and transportation. While the island’s location to […]


Royal Caribbean Orders Fourth Quantum-Class Cruise Ship

Above; Quantum of the Seas By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean is adding another new megaship. The company announced that it had entered into an agreement with Germany’s Meyer Werft to order a fourth Quantum-class ship. The cruise ship […]


Royal Caribbean Names New SVP

By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd has named Paul Parker its new senior vice president and chief human resources officer, the company announced. Parker comes to the company after more than two decades of working in the […]

Carnival Adding New Cruises From San Juan, Puerto Rico

Above: Carnival Victory By the Caribbean Journal staff Carnival is repositioning its Victory cruise ship to San Juan, the company announced Tuesday. The company will be offering week-long southern Caribbean cruises on Victory beginning Nov. 6, 2016, according to a […]

Royal Caribbean Takes Delivery of Newest Cruise Ship

Above: a rendering of Anthem of the Seas By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean International has officially taken delivery of its newest cruise ship, Anthem of the Seas. The company received the ship from Meyer Werft Yard’s Managing Partner […]


Royal Caribbean Expanding Summer Cruise Calls to St Kitts

Above: Allure of the Seas By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean will be doubling its summer port calls to St Kitts, the island’s Tourism Authority announced this week. Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas […]

New British Virgin Islands Cruise Pier Near Completion

Above: the new cruise pier (Photo: BVI Ports Authority) By the Caribbean Journal staff The British Virgin Islands’ cruise pier expansion project is near completion, officials said this week. The pier has now been widened to 60 feet and lengthened […]

Martinique Eyes Continued Cruise Growth

Above: Fort de France (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The French Caribbean island of Martinique is looking to continue its strong cruise tourism growth in recent years. Martinique will receive a record 22 ships making their first-ever calls […]

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The 10 Best Caribbean Cruise Ports

By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor A Caribbean cruise is never a bad idea but not all ports are created equal. These 10 ports of call, which offer a winning combination of passenger facilities and proximity to the island attractions […]

Caribbean Pitches Cruise Sector in Miami

Above: tourism boards from around the region were on hand in Miami Beach (All photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell MIAMI BEACH — For some countries, it’s a growing niche. For others, it’s a major driver. The cruise sector is […]

New President and COO at Norwegian Cruise Line

Above: a Norwegian Cruise Line ship By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s a new president and chief operating officer at Norwegian Cruise Line, following the resignation of Drew Madsen. Company veteran Andy Stuart has been appointed to the role, the […]


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