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New Royal Caribbean Ship Coming to Caribbean in November

 Royal Caribbean’s newest cruise ship will make its debut in the Caribbean in November.  The new Odyssey of the Seas will launch in the Mediterranean this summer before heading to Fort Lauderdale for its first Caribbean sailings in November.  Odyssey …

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Another New Carnival Cruise Ship

 Carnival Cruise Line has taken delivery of another new cruise ship, the company announced this week.  The new Carnival Panorama is the 27th ship in the brand’s fleet, and the third in the company’s Vista class of ships.  Carnival Panorama …

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Norwegian Cruise Line Takes Delivery of New “Encore” Ship

 Norwegian Cruise Line has taken delivery of its new Norwegian Encore cruise ship in Germany.  The 1,100-foot-long, 170,000-gross-ton ship has a capacity of nearly 4,000 guests.  The ship will launch this fall in Miami, with seven-day Caribbean cruises, before launching …

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 Windstar Cruises in in the midst of a unique fleet upgrade project — it’s “stretching” three cruise ships.  The $250 million “Star Plus” Initiative will literally cut three of its ships in half and add new 84-foot midsections, effectively “stretching” them …

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 Princess Cruises has officially taken delivery of a major new cruise ship that will soon be heading to the Caribbean.  The new Sky Princess cruise ship is the first Princess ship built from the ground up as one of its …

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 Carnival Cruise Line is resuming its Grand Bahama cruises on Oct. 11, the cruise line said this week. The company’s Carnival Pride cruise ship will dock in Freeport, Grand Bahama on Friday, the first Carnival ship to dock in Grand …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff In an important step for the crucial tourism economy in Grand Bahama, the Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line has resumed leisure cruises to Grand Bahama. After running humanitarian aid sailings to Grand Bahama in the wake …

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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 Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest ship is nearing completion, having emerged for the first time from the Meyer Werft ship building dock in Germany. The new 1,100-foot-long Norwegian Encore is slated for completion by the end …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Cruise giant Carnival Cruise Line has launched its newest cruises out of the Port of Charleston. The company’s Carnival Sunshine, which recently underwent a $200 million makeover, had initially relaunched with a series of cruises …

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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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 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Carnival Cruise Line has completed another makeover of one of its cruise ships, this time the Carnival Freedom. The line just concluded a three-week multimillion-dollar renovation of Freedom, adding a variety of new experiences and updated …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Princess Cruises is expanding its Wi-Fi offering on six cruise ships, the company announced this week. The brand’s MedallionNet Wi-Fi, what it bills as “the best Wi-Fi at sea,” will be added on six new …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean is expanding its Oasis class with another huge new cruise ship, the company announced this week. Royal has entered into an agreement with French shipcuilder Chantiers de l’Atlantique for a sixth Oasis-class ship. …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Cruise line Princess Cruises is planning to debut what it’s calling the largest private balconies in at sea, the company said this week. The brand’s new Sky Suites will launch onboard the new Sky Princess …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Carnival Cruise Line has revealed the first look at its highly-anticipated new Mardi Gras ship. The ship, named as a nod to the line’s first ship in 1972, has already launched construction. The 20-deck ship, …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The biggest ship Carnival Cruise Line has ever constructed will have an equally robust name. Carnival revealed the new name for its XL-class ship, slated to debut in 2020: Mardi Gras. The ship, which will …