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MSC Meraviglia Launches Caribbean Cruise Season in Miami

 MSC Cruises’ Meraviglia has officially arrived at its new homeport in Miami and begun sailing Caribbean cruises. The ship, MSC’s largest cruise ship sailing out of the United States market, has a capacity for 4,488 guests. It will be spending …

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MSC Meraviglia Makes First Cruise Call in St Maarten

 MSC Cruises’ MSC Meraviglia ship made its inaugural call on St Maarten this week.  It was the second inaugural call for Port St Maarten so far in the 2019-2020 cruise season.  “Once again Port St Maarten and the destination have been able …

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A Big Debut for MSC Cruises’ Newest Ship in North America

 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 Fast-expanding MSC Cruises is adding Tampa as its newest homeport, the company said in a statement. Beginning in Nov. 2020, MSC will be sailing from Tampa to the Caribbean, Mexico and The Bahamas year-round. That …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff In recent years, more and more private cruise destinations have been popping up around the region, from Belize to The Bahamas. But a new private port of call set to debut this fall will be …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Martha Stewart is getting into the Caribbean cruise industry. The home and lifestyle titan is partnering with Swiss cruise company MSC Cruises, with plans to offer curated excursions, gift packages and special onboard menus and …

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 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 Dana NilandCJ Contributor In another boost for Port St Maarten, MSC Cruises has made an early return to the destination. The cruise line’s MSC Divina cruise ship made an early return to St. Maarten this week — even though MSC …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff MSC Cruises’ new MSC Seaside cruise ship was unveiled in Miami this week with a naming ceremony headlined by Sophia Loren before its maiden Caribbean voyage on Saturday. Seaside, the company’s new flagship, is the second …

Ocean Cay

 MSC Cruises has broken ground on a new private island project in the Bahamas. The island, called Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve, is located south of Bimini and will likely begin welcoming cruise passengers as of November 2018. The new …

 Above: Fort-de-France, Martinique By Alexander Britell ST KITTS — Martinique, the French overseas department north of St Lucia and known as the “Isle of Flowers,” is reporting continued growth in its tourism sector. The island saw a 12.7 percent increase …