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St Lucia’s Big Cruise Port Expansion

 St. Lucia is making progress on a significant expansion project at Port Castries. The Saint Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority is construction an extension of Cruise Ship Berth 1 at Castries’ Pointe Seraphine, aiming to facilitate the mooring of …

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Royal Caribbean’s Adventure of the Seas Returning to St. Lucia

 Royal Caribbean’s Adventure of the Seas cruise ship is returning to St. Lucia. The ship had previously been unable to dock at the Pointe Seraphine port in Castries due to harbor depth concerns. Now, following a successful dredging operation, the …

Royal Caribbean Is Returning to New Orleans

 Royal Caribbean is returning to the Port of New Orleans after a three-year hiatus. The cruise line has repositioned its Vision of the Seas cruise ship for the 2018-2019 winter season. The 915-foot ship will sail seven-night itineraries to destinations …

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 There’s no better way to celebrate Cuba than with a mojito. And there was no better way to celebrate Royal Caribbean’s Empress of the Seas’ inaugural call into that country’s capital last week than with a coconut mojito, the specialty of …

Port Everglades

 Royal Caribbean and Port Everglades have signed a memorandum of understanding on a framework for a new long-term business agreement, the two sides announced. The framework would include complete, customized renovations of the port’s Cruise Terminal 25, with an aimed …

 Royal Caribbean has officially broken ground on its major new terminal project in Miami: PortMiami Terminal A. The new port is aiming for completion prior to the arrival of the world’s largest cruise ship, Symphony of the Seas, which will …

Royal Caribbean Bahamas

 Royal Caribbean International has announced a major new enhancement project at its CocoCay private island destination in the Bahamas. The project will include the construction of a new pier, additional guest features and amenities and a push to help vendors …

Caribbean Cruise

 There are different all-inclusive cruises for just about every kind of traveler. But at the end of the day, we all sail to explore, to see something new, to feel the water, to experience the joy of the unknown. Of course, …

Unique Vacations

 Unique Vacations has named a new Chief Operating Officer. The company, which is the worldwide representative for Sandals and Beaches Resorts, has appointed Jeff Clarke to the role. He had been serving as president of tour operator Travel Impressions, and …

Miami Cruise Terminal

 Royal Caribbean is making a big move in Miami. The cruise giant has signed an agreement with Miami-Dade County to build a major new cruise terminal on land leased from the county. The new terminal will serve as a homeport …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean is expanding again. The cruise giant has signed a memorandum of understanding with shipbuilder STX France to build a fifth Oasis-class ship for delivery in the spring of 2021. The company also signed …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean’s Empress of the Seas has completed a $50 million revitalization, the company announced this week. The ship has now arrived in Miami, which will be its new home port. The ship will begin …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Cruise giant Royal Caribbean International has taken delivery of the world’s largest cruise ship, the Harmony of the Seas. The company took delivery of the ship in a ceremony in Saint Nazaire, France, after 32 …

 Royal Caribbean’s Liberty of the Seas cruise ships is returning for Western Caribbean itineraries after a month-long dry dock. The ship will be homeporting in Galveston, Texas for seven-night Western Caribbean itineraries. The ship will visit destinations including Belize City, …

 Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the Seas cruise ship canceled its planned visit to the Haitian cruise port of Labadee this week, citing “political protests in the area.” The cruise line pointed to a video on Facebook that showed the ship …

 Royal Caribbean’s newly-enhanced Empress of the Seas ship will be returning to the company’s fleet in March after a stint with sister brand Pullmantur. The ship will head to Miami for short Caribbean getaways. The ship will offer four and …

 Tiffany & Co. is coming to the Caribbean Sea. The company has introduced its first-ever free-standing boutique at sea on Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Sea. The 875-square-foot boutique is located in the ship’s Central Park neighborhood. “We are delighted …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean has entered into an agreement with Meyer Werft to order a fifth Quantum-class cruise ship, the company announced. The as-yet unnamed ship is slated for delivery in the fall of 2020. “It is …