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Carnival Cruise Line to Restart Five More Caribbean Ships

 Carnival Cruise Line is set to restart five more ships for the Caribbean, the company said this week.  That includes the Nov. 1 relaunch of Carnival Valor, which will kick off four and five-night sailings out of New Orleans.  On …

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Caribbean Cruises Are Back: Celebrity Kicks Off 7-Night Sailing in St Maarten

 The first Caribbean cruise in more than a year officially set sail this weekend in St Maarten.  Celebrity Millennium kicked off a seven-night sailing from the Port of St Maarten on Saturday, a return for the cruise industry in the …

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St Kitts Is Reopening for Cruise Tourism This Summer

 St Kitts will be reopening its popular cruise port to cruise ships this summer, beginning with the return of Seabourn Odyssey, Caribbean Journal has confirmed.  Seabourn will be sailing seven-day itineraries beginning in late July, with additional planned stops in …

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 Continuing a growing trend of major cruise lines home-porting in the Caribbean, Carnival’s P&O Cruises brand has finalized negotiations to homeport a new mega-ship in Antigua.  The Arvia ship, which is currently under construction, will join the fleet in December …

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 The long-awaited redevelopment of Saint Lucia’s Hewanorra International Airport has begun.  The $175 million project, which will see the transformation of the island’s busiest airport, had been in the works for more than a decade until breaking ground last year.  …

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 The British Virgin Islands has announced a series of measures aimed at protecting the territory from the spread of coronavirus.  The BVI has announced the immediate closure of its cruise port for a 30-day period, while limiting ports of entry.  …

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 A partnership between Royal Caribbean International and Bahamas Port Investments has purchased the Grand Lucayan Resort on Grand Bahama in The Bahamas.  The government of The Bahamas was the seller of the property, which it had originally purchased the resort …

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 The Port of St Maarten will get a boost this year with a series of additional calls by cruise giant Royal Caribbean. Royal Caribbean has modified its regional itineraries by adding 15 new stops in St Maarten this year. That …

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 Antigua and Barbuda may be breaking tourism records for stopover arrivals — but it’s also quietly becoming a major new Caribbean cruise power.  The Eastern Caribbean destination, which now has a partnership with Global Ports Holding, the world’s largest cruise …

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 In a boost for locals and visitors to one of the Caribbean’s busiest cruise ports, St Thomas will soon be home to a brand-new cigar lounge.  It’s called The Pelican Shop, and it will be set in St Thomas’ A.H. …

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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 …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Port St Maarten is planning a series of improvement projects, officials announced this week. The new investments are part of a “primary focus of getting additional business in 2020 and beyond,” according to a statement. …

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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 …

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 By Alexander Britell It’s one of the most sought-after corners of the Caribbean — that famous triangle of Caribbean hotspots: St Maarten, St Barth and Anguilla. And just two years after Hurricane Irma, the trio of destinations is in the midst …

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 By Alexander Britell While San Juan has long been Puerto Rico’s undisputed tourism hub, the island’s efforts to ramp up tourism development have meant a look at new destinations for growth. That’s what has taken developers to Ponce, the second-most-populous …

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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 …