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Royal Caribbean Extends 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 …

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Royal Caribbean Suspends Cruises Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

 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 …

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Royal Caribbean Buys Grand Lucayan Hotel in The 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 …

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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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 Royal Caribbean International is bringing its first-ever “Royal Beach Club” to the fast-growing cruise destination of Antigua.  Royal Caribbean and the government of Antigua and Barbuda have signed an agreement for the new beach destination, which is slated to break …

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 Royal Caribbean’s Perfect Day at CocoCay private destination in The Bahamas has added a new beach club.  It’s called Coco Beach Club, and it’s the final phase of the $250 million project that first debuted last year.  The new beach …

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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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 Royal Caribbean’s newest cruise ship will make its debut in the Caribbean in November.  The new Odyssey of the Seas will launch in the Mediterranean this summer before heading to Fort Lauderdale for its first Caribbean sailings in November.  Odyssey …

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 St Kitts’ cruise sector continues to surge.  The island, which was recently named Caribbean Cruise Destination of the Year in the Caribbean Travel Awards, welcomed four cruise ships on Christmas Eve.  That meant a total of 13,000 visitors, including passengers …

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 Royal Caribbean has unveiled its newest cruises for the 2021-2022 Caribbean cruise season, the company announced.  Two of the line’s massive ships, Symphony of the Seas and Allure of the Seas, will be sailing across the Eastern and Western Caribbean …

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 Royal Caribbean has returned its Oasis of the Seas cruise ship to Miami following a massive $165 million transformation project.  The 63-day upgrade project added new features including the cruise line’s first-ever barbecue joint, Portside BBQ, along with a new …

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 Just in time for its National Day, the island of Saint Lucia is set to launch its very own thoroughbred industry.  Horse racing will officially launch in Saint Lucia beginning Dec. 12 with the launch of the 2019 Caribbean Equine …

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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 Royal Caribbean is set for a $110 million transformation project on its Explorer of the Seas cruise ship, the company said this week. The newly-revamped ship, which will debut in 2020, will add a new …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Carnival Cruise Line has received approval from the Miami-Dade Country Commission for what would be a significant expansion of its Cruise Terminal F at PortMiami. The expanded (and renovated) cruise terminal would be capable of …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean International president and CEO Michael Bayley will headline a major tourism forum in Antigua next month. Bayley will be taking part in a special exchange called the Caribbean Tourism Sector Outlook Forum held …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean is bringing a significant new cruise ship to the Caribbean next year. The company’s 27th ship, the new “Quantum Ultra”-class Odyssey of the Seas, will make its debut in Fort Lauderdale in November …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean is planning another major overhaul to one of its ships for Southern Caribbean cruises, the company said this week. Royal is spending $116 million on an “amplification” of its Freedom of the Seas …