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Celebrity Cruises Launches Construction on New Ship

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Celebrity Cruises has launched construction on its newest ship, Celebrity Apex, a the Chatiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint Nazaire, France. The second ship in Celebrity’s Edge series, Celebrity Apex comes in the wake of the …

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Norwegian Cruise Line Orders Two New Ships

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Norwegian Cruise Line is expanding its fleet. Again. The cruise giant announced that it has ordered two new “Project Leonardo”-class ships with shipbuilder Fincantieri. The two ships are slated for delivery in 2026 and 2027. …

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, …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Carnival Cruise Line’s newest Vista-class ship, Carnival Horizon, is coming to St Maarten this fall. The 4,000-passenger ship will make its inaugural call on St Maarten in October for the 2018-2019 high cruise season. The …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Cruise line Holland America Line is set to launch its newest ship in December. The ms Nieuw Statendam, due for delivery in December 2018, follows the 2016 launch of the brand’s ms Koningsdam ship. The …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Ultra-luxe small-ship cruise line Regent Seven Seas Cruises has completed the final phase of a $125 million fleetwide refurbishment program, unveiling its redesigned Seven Seas Mariner ship. The ship completed a 20-day drydock in Marseille, …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor MSC Cruises’ next generation ship, Seaside, made its inaugural call to St Maarten on Wednesday. MSC Seaside, part of the line’s new Seaside Class, features a promenade with shops, restaurants, bars and more. The vessel is …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Norwegian Cruise Line has officially launched sales for Caribbean cruises on its soon-to-debut Norwegian Encore cruise ship. The ship, which will be Norwegian’s fourth “Breakaway-Plus”-class ship, is slated to launch in the Caribbean in the …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Disney Cruise Line has added a group of special itineraries for the 2019 summer season. In addition to seven-night eastern and western Caribbean cruises from Port Canaveral, Disney will be launching special itineraries to both …

 By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Carnival Paradise is undergoing an extensive, multi-million-dollar refurbishment that will add a variety of spaces and innovations, the company announced this week. The changes include a water park, 38 new cabins, 98 balconies to existing …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Holland America Line’s newest cruise ship is coming to the Caribbean. The company’s brand-new Nieuw Statendam will launch its inaugural Caribbean season beginning in December 2018, according to a statement. The ship will spend the …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal has been appointed as Carnival Cruise Line’s new Chief “Fun” Officer. The announcement is part of the line’s new brand campaign, “Choose Fun,” which launched earlier this week. O’Neal …

 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 …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff MSC Cruises’ new MSC Seaside cruise ship was unveiled in Miami this week with a naming ceremony headlined by Sophia Loren before its maiden Caribbean voyage on Saturday. Seaside, the company’s new flagship, is the second …

 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 Luxury cruise line Regent Seven Seas is planning to launch a new ship. The company, which specializes in luxury all inclusive cruises, will launch Seven Seas Splendor in 2020, the company announced this week. Seven …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff In 1967, Princess Cruises became the first cruise line to bring passengers through the Panama Canal. Now, in another major milestone, Princess’ Caribbean Princess ship has become the first megaship to pass through the canal’s …

 By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Norwegian Cruise Line has announced that New Orleans will be the new homeport for its Norwegian Breakaway ship. The 4,000-passenger ship will spend its winter 2018-2019 season sailing out of New Orleans to the Caribbean, …