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Royal Caribbean Buys Stake in Silversea Cruises for $1 Billion

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean Cruises has announced the acquisition of a significant stake in ultra-luxe small-ship cruise line Silversea Cruises. The agreement includes the acquisition of a two-thirds equity stake in Silversea based on an enterprise value …

These Cruise Lines Are Getting Rid of Plastic Straws

 By the Caribbean Journal staff In a big environmental step, all 50 ships across the Royal Caribbean Cruises company fleet are getting rid of plastic straws, the company announced. That will mean cruise lines including Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, …

Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the Seas Visits Saint Lucia

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Saint Lucia’s expanded cruise port just got a major new visitor. Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the Seas visited the expanded Pointe Seraphine berth this week. Since the completion of the Pointe Seraphine berth extension project, the …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Norwegian Cruise Line has officially broken ground on a new dedicated cruise terminal at PortMiami. The 166,500-square-foot terminal will accommodate ships of up to 5,000 passengers, with technology aimed at speeding up faster embarkation and …

Bahamas Great Harbour Cay Airport

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the top boutique hotels in The Bahamas is on the market. The Carriearl Hotel, a boutique hotel on the island of Great Harbour Cay in the Berry Islands of The Bahamas, has been …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean has officially taken delivery of what is now the world’s largest cruise ship: Symphony of the Seas. The 25th ship in Royal Caribbean’s fleet, the ship measures 238 feet tall, 1,188 feet long …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean has appointed Adam Goldstein as the company’s new vice chairman, the cruise company announced this week. Goldstein had been serving as Royal Caribbean’s president and chief operating officer since 2014. Goldstein, a 30-year-veteran …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean is in the midst of a $200 million transformation project at its CocoCay private island destination in the Bahamas. The project will rebrand CocoCay as “Perfect Day at CocoCay,” part of the company’s …

mariner of the seas

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean’s Mariner of the Seas cruise ship has completed a massive $90 million makeover. The transformed ship will begin sailing three and four-night voyages from PortMiami to the Bahamas beginning in June. The sailings …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Princess Cruises is returning to St Maarten on Thursday, the latest cruise line to come back to St Maarten in the wake of Hurricane Irma. Regal Princess will be one of four cruise ships at …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Port St Maarten kicked off 2018 on a very high note Tuesday with more than 12,000 passengers arriving to St Maarten on three cruise ships. The first cruise vessels of the year in St Maarten …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados has set a new record for cruise passenger arrivals in a single year, tourism officials announced this week. The destination welcomed its record 812,864th cruise arrival for the calendar year, with American visitors Tom …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor St Maarten’s crusie renaissance continues in the wake of Hurricane Irma. Five cruise ships with over 10,000 cruise passengers and crew are slated to visit St. Maarten on Christmas and Boxing Day. The Marella Celebration and Royal Caribbean’s Independence …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean is making its return to Port St Maarten on Sunday, Dec. 16. The visit by Royal Caribbean’s Grandeur of the Seas will be the first Royal ship to visit the destination since Hurricane …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Another top cruise line is returning to Port St Maarten. Royal Caribbean’s Azamara Club Cruises will be in port on Dec. 26, Port St Maarten announced in a statement on Monday. The Azamara Quest ship …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Florida’s Port Canaveral just set a new record for cruise passenger movements, the port announced in a statement this week. Port Canaveral has logged 4.5 million cruise passenger movements so far in 2017, already outpacing …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Curaçao’s fast-growing cruise industry received a significant boost this week with the debut of its new second cruise pier. The $43 million mega pier project aims to keep up with increasing cruise demand and a …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean has unveiled its new itineraries for the Caribbean region for 2019 and 2020 including several redesigned ships designed for short Caribbean getaways. The newly modernized Mariner of the Seas and Navigator of the …