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Holland America Line Just Relaunched Another Cruise Ship

 Holland America Line has relaunched its sixth ship in the wider Caribbean-Mexico region, Caribbean Journal has confirmed.  The cruise line’s Zuiderdam returned to service this week for Mexico cruises out of the Port of San Diego, Calif.  “San Diego is an …

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Princess Cruises Relaunches Another Ship

 Princess Cruises has relaunched another ship, with the return of the Emerald Princess cruise ship.  Emerald Princess departed this week from the Port of Los Angeles for a 15-day Panama Canal crossing concluding in Fort Lauderdale.  “Princess has been a …

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Seabourn Ovation to Operate Caribbean Cruises From Miami

 Luxury cruise line Seabourn is set to homeport its Seabourn Ovation cruise ship out of Miami.  Beginning in November, the ship will operate a series of Caribbean itineraries through April 2022.  That will include stops in Caribbean destinations including San …

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 Holland America is planning to return to the Caribbean this fall, Caribbean Journal has learned.  On Oct. 23, the cruise line will kick off a Caribbean season out of Fort Lauderdale with its first sailing on Nieuw Amsterdam.  That will …

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 Luxury cruise line Regent Seven Seas has taken delivery of its newest cruise ship, Seven Seas Splendor.  The 735-foot-long, 55,254-gross-ton ship will be making its maiden voyage to Miami this week before launching a series of itineraries in the Caribbean …

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 By Alexander Britell There’s a reason they put a canal here. Panama is the thinnest sliver of the Americas, the most logical place to put the world’s most important shipping route, the isthmic keyhole from the Caribbean Sea to the …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Holland America Line is planning a big push to the Panama Canal this upcoming season. The cruise line will run a total of 32 sailings to the Canal from September 2019 and May 2020, it …

 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 …

 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 the Caribbean Journal staff The leading cruise line in the Panama Canal is expanding its presence. Princess Cruises has announced plans to offer its largest deployment ever to the Panama Canal for the 2019-2020 season, highlighted by the maiden …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Thinking of a Caribbean cruise out of Tampa? Carnival has you covered. Carnival Cruise Line has kicked off a year-round program of seven-day Caribbean cruises from Tampa, doubling the line’s capacity at the port. Carnival …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff In 1967, Princess Cruises became the first cruise line to bring passengers through the Panama Canal. Now, in another major milestone, Princess’ Caribbean Princess ship has become the first megaship to pass through the canal’s …

 Looking to cruise to the Panama Canal? Holland America Line is adding more cruises to the Panama Canal, the cruise line announced this week. Holland America will be sending eight ships and 19 cruises to the Canal between fall 2017 …

 Above: the new plaque memorializing West Indian workers at the canal By the Caribbean Journal staff The Panama Canal turns 100 on Saturday, and Panama is being joined by countries around the world in celebrating its centennial. But the dream …

 Above: the Panama Canal (Photo: Panama Tourism) By the Caribbean Journal staff Progress on the expansion of the Panama Canal was at 48.9 percent through November, the Panama Canal Authority announced in a press release Monday. The report came as …

 Above: Panama President Ricardo Martinelli By the Caribbean Journal staff With the expansion of the Panama Canal and an increasing number of foreign investment opportunities, Panama could be a major partner for the Caribbean, according to President Ricardo Martinelli. The …

 Above: Martenelli and Persad-Bissessar (Photo: OP) By the Caribbean Journal staff Panama President Ricardo Martinelli hosted Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar for talks Monday on security, commerce, investment and the expansion of the Panama Canal. The two sides …

 Above: the Panama Canal By the Caribbean Journal staff Jorge Luis Quijano has been named the new Panama Canal Administrator, succeeding Alberto Aleman Zubieta. Quijano will lead the canal as it undergoes its much-anticipated expansion. Zubeita, who has led the …