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Royal Caribbean Debuts Revamped Oasis of the Seas

 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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Thoroughbred Racing Is Coming to Saint Lucia

 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, Carnival to Build New Saint Lucia Cruise Port

 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 …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean is making a big return to the Big Easy. The cruise giant will be sending its Majesty of the Seas cruise ship to homeport in New Orleans year-round beginning in January 2020. The …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean is undertaking a 58-day, $165 million overhaul of its Allure of the Seas Oasis-class ship. Upon completion, the reinvigorated cruise ship will unveil a wave of new features, including the Ultimate Abyss 10-story …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean Cruises is adding another new ship to its growing fleet. The company has entered into an agreement with Meyer Turku to order a third “Icon-class” ship, slated for delivery in 2025. The as-yet-unnamed …

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 By Alexander Britell Royal Caribbean opened eyes earlier this year when it submitted a letter of intent to purchase The Bahamas’ Grand Lucayan resort, the first move of its kind for the company. Now, the company is shedding some light …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Another Royal Caribbean cruise ship is getting a makeover. This time it’s Oasis of the Seas, which is set to undergo a $165 million “amplification” project, the company said this week. The 63-day modernization project …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Port Canaveral is the new homeport for a pair of Royal Caribbean ships, following their first sailings from the Florida port this week. Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas and Mariner of the Seas are …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean has officially opened its new $250 million private island destination in The Bahamas. The new project is set at the northwestern edge of the Berry Islands chain in The Bahamas highlighted by a …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean has launched construction on yet another new Oasis-class cruise ship, the company announced this week. The as-yet-unnamed ship officially celebrated the cutting of the first steel at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in …

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 St Maarten: Oasis Cancels Call for Dry Dock By the Caribbean Journal stass Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas ship, which was damaged in The Bahamas at the beginning of the month when a crane fell on its deck, has …

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 By Alexander Britell and Guy Britton There’s a new power player in the Caribbean cruise industry: Antigua and Barbuda. The twin-island destination continues to see strong growth in its cruise industry, buoyed by its recent partnership with global cruise giant …