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Skydiving on a Caribbean Cruise Ship

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor I like getting high in the Caribbean. No, not that kind of high. I’m talking about the kind of high you can only get while sailing on Royal Caribbean’s newest vessel, Quantum of the Seas. …

Royal Caribbean Planning Significant Emissions Cuts For Cruise Ships

 Above: Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean Cruises is planning a major plan to reduce emissions on its cruise ships. The company announced this week that it would be retrofitting 19 of its …

Royal Caribbean Joining S&P 500

 Above: a Royal Caribbean ship By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd is joining the S&P 500 large-cap equity index. The company, the second-largest cruise operator in the world, will be replacing Bemis Company in the grouping, while …

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 Above: The Bay of San Juan (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico is “ready” to receive the new wave of “mega” cruise ships, according to Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla. Old San Juan’s port recently completed a project …

 Above: Road Town (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The British Virgin Islands government is “forging ahead” with the territory’s cruise pier construction project, Works Minister Mark Vanterpool said this week. Vanterpool said recently that the government was expecting …

 Above: Port Castries By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia’s Port Castries is readying for a big jump in cruise arrivals in the coming season. The island is slated to receive around 650,000 cruise passengers and 375 ships in the …

 It’s one of the region’s best-kept secrets: the Caribbean is an even cooler place in the summer. It might be the summer breezes, or the emptied-out beaches or the great deals. But when you’re planning your summer vacation, look no …

 Above: Chef Michael Schwartz By Alexander Britell James Beard Award-winning Chef Michael Schwartz has designed a new pub concept for Royal Caribbean as the company’s newest “experience advisor.” The new pub, Michael’s Genuine Pub, which will feature Schwartz’s “Michaels Genuine …

 Above: CJ Travel Editor Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon stars in Onboard’s “Happy Video” By the Caribbean Journal staff MIAMI — The Caribbean cruise industry got into the “Happy” spirit this week, with help from attendees at the Cruise Shipping Miami conference. Caribbean …

 Above: the Explorer of the Seas By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas will return home two days early from its 10-day Caribbean cruise, the company said on Sunday. The ship, which was carrying several hundred …

 Above: the Vision of the Seas (all photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell MIAMI — Royal Caribbean has officially debuted its “revitalized” Vision of the Seas cruise ship. The Vision of the Seas, which made its maiden voyage in 1998, …

 Above: the Jewel of the Seas By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean will be returning to Barbados after removing all of its ships from the Southern Caribbean route last year. The news was announced by Barbados Tourism Minister Richard …

 Above: Labadee By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s Tourism Ministry held a working meeting Tuesday with officials from Royal Caribbean about the operation of the latter’s resort in the town of Labadee. The talks focused on access to the site, …

 Above: Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean has unveiled the itineraries for its planned Quantum of the Seas megaship for 2014-2015, with a host of Caribbean destinations. The ship’s 11-night Eastern Caribbean trip, …

 Above: members of the Bahamas government, cruise lines and the US Coast Guard (BIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamian government recently concluded a joint “Black Swan” exercise with members of the United States Coast Guard and the …

 Above: Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina aboard the Explorer of the Seas By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina held talks Tuesday morning with executives from Royal Caribbean International aboard the Explorer of the Seas ship in …

 Above: Allure of the Seas (Photo: Royal Caribbean) By the Caribbean Journal staff St Kitts will see 11 new cruise ships make their inaugural calls during the 2011/2012 season, according to Prime Minister Dr Denzil Douglas. The country’s Tourism Ministry …

 Ensuring that adequate infrastructure exists to support future tourism growth is vital, Bahamian Minister of Public Works Neko Grant said yesterday in a budget debate in Parliament. Grant said several countries have made this kind of infrastructure a priority, specifically …