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Royal Caribbean Is Tripling Its Cruise Calls to St Croix

 In a boost for St Croix’s cruise industry, Royal Caribbean has announced plans to nearly triple its calls on the island’s cruise port in Frederiksted, according to the Virgin Islands Port Authority.  The announcement was made in a press conference …

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Royal Caribbean Kicks Off Construction on New LNG-Powered Ship 

 Royal Caribbean has launched construction on its newest ship, the first Oasis-class vessel to be powered by liquefied natural gas.  The new Utopia of the Seas, which began construction this month in Saint-Nazaire, France, is slated for completion in the …

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Royal Caribbean’s New Ship to Make First St Maarten Call

 The world’s largest cruise ship is making its first call in St Maarten.  Royal Caribbean’s Wonder of the Seas ship will be calling on St Maarten on March 21, according to Port St Maarten officials.  It’s the fifth Oasis-vessel by …

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 Royal Caribbean’s newest cruise ship is ready for its debut.  The new Wonder of the Seas has arrived in the United States ahead of its March 4 debut in Fort Lauderdale.  The new ship will have eight distinct neighborhoods, a …

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 Royal Caribbean has taken delivery of its newest cruise ship: Wonder of the Seas.  The new ship is making its debut after three years of construction, with plans to kick off sailings in Fort Lauderdale on March 4.  Wonder of …

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 Royal Caribbean is debuting its newest culinary concept on its Wonder of the Seas ship.  The new Mason Jar Southern Restaurant and Bar will feature southern staples from Johnny cakes to fried green tomatoes and a lineup of 12 different …

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 St Maarten’s cruise comeback took another big step this week with its first six-ship day of the season.  Indeed, it was the first time six ships had called on St Maarten in a single day since the onset of the …

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 St Kitts marked a major milestone in the rebirth of its cruise industry this week, with three ships docking simultaneously at the island’s Port Zante for the first time since the onset of the pandemic.  The three ships were Celebrity …

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 They’re here. After more than 53,000 votes were cast, the world’s largest community of experts on Caribbean travel — Caribbean Journal readers — has spoken, naming their favorite places in the Caribbean, from the best luxury resort to the region’s culinary …

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 Royal Caribbean Group is embarking on a major step on its sustainability push: Destination Net Zero, a comprehensive decarbonization strategy that includes pledging to establish Science-Based Targets and achieving net zero emissions by 2050.  The initiative “builds on decades of progress …

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 Royal Caribbean is set to resume cruise calls to Jamaica beginning in November, tourism officials told Caribbean Journal this week.  The island’s cruise industry relaunched this summer, and now Royal Caribbean is planning to make its return to Jamaica after …

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 St Kitts and Nevis has kick-started its 2021-2022 cruise season with the return of the first large cruise ship to Port Zante.  Celebrity Cruises’ Celebrity Equinox visited the island on Sept. 14, the first major ship to call on the …

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 The cruise industry in St Kitts and Nevis is back. The twin-island federation welcomed back its first ship this week with the arrival of Seabourn Odyssey, and there are more to come. That will soon be followed on July 29, …

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 The US Virgin Islands’ cruise industry has relaunched.  This week, Celebrity Edge became the first cruise ship to visit the USVI since the onset of the pandemic, sailing out of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.  It’s a major step forward for the …

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 Royal Caribbean has returned to cruising from the United States.  The cruise giant’s Freedom of the Seas ship became the first Royal Caribbean cruise ship in the US to welcome back guests in 16 months, launching a Bahamas cruise out …

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 Royal Caribbean International has officially returned to Grand Bahama.  The cruise line’s Adventure of the Seas completed its inaugural home-porting ceremony on the island this week, with 1,000 passengers sailing out of the ship’s new homeport in Nassau. It marked …

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 Royal Caribbean has made its return to The Bahamas, with the home-porting of Adventure of the Seas in Nassau.  The ship arrived this week to the port of Nassau, following a year-long shutdown of the cruise industry amid the global …

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 Royal Caribbean will be launching cruises this summer out of a new homeport: Bermuda.  Continuing a trend of cruise lines launching from new homeports with the CDC still banning U.S.-based cruises, the cruise giant will run a series of seven-night …