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Royal Caribbean Kicks Off Construction on New LNG-Powered Ship 

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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 […]


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

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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 […]


Royal Caribbean’s New Cruise Ship Set for Debut

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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 […]


Royal Caribbean Takes Delivery of Newest Cruise Ship

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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 […]

Royal Caribbean Is Adding a New Southern Restaurant

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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 […]

Another Big Step in St Maarten’s Cruise Comeback

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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 […]


Cruise Rebirth Continues in St Kitts

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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 […]

The Winners of the 2021 Caribbean Journal Travelers' Choice Awards

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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 […]

Royal Caribbean Group Is Planning a Hybrid-Powered Cruise Ship


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 […]


Royal Caribbean Is Returning to Jamaica

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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 […]

St Kitts and Nevis Marks Return of Large Cruise Ships

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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 […]

Cruises Are Back in St Kitts and Nevis

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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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