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Another Big Step in St Maarten’s Cruise Comeback

 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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Cruise Rebirth Continues in St Kitts

 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 …

caribbean travelers choice 2021

The Winners of the 2021 Caribbean Journal Travelers’ Choice Awards

 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 …

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 The Bahamas is the new epicenter of Caribbean cruising. Royal Caribbean is returning to Caribbean cruising this summer, becoming the second major cruise line to homeport in Nassau.  The cruise line will be launching a series of seven-night cruises on …

royal Caribbean azamara

 Royal Caribbean Group has completed the sale of its Azamara brand to Sycamore Partners, a private equity firm, in an all-cash transaction for $201 million.  The sale included Azamara’s three ships and associated intellectual property, according to a statement.  Royal …

royal caribbean rebrands

 Royal Caribbean Cruises has a new name.  The cruise giant has rebranded itself as the Royal Caribbean Group, the company said this week.  “The name is simpler, fresher and more modern. It’s also more descriptive—Royal Caribbean Group sounds like a parent company …

royal caribbean cruise suspension

 Cruise giant Royal Caribbean has extended the suspension of its sailings through July 31, the company announced in a statement.  The cruise pause had initially been slated to run through June 11.   Royal Caribbean said it expected to return …

royal caribbean cruise suspension

 Cruise giant Royal Caribbean has announced the suspension of its cruises in the United States for 30 days, as the major cruise lines have shut down their regional operations in the midst of the growing coronavirus pandemic. The move effectively …

royal caribbean bahamas

 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 …