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Bahamas Paradise Is Resuming Cruises to Grand Bahama

 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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Royal Caribbean’s New Cruises on Explorer of the Seas

 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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Carnival Cruise Line Gets Approval for Miami Expansion

 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 …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff A little over a year after Hurricane Maria, the island of Puerto Rico is about to set a major milestone . The destination’s cruise industry is projecting more than 1.7 million cruise passengers in the …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Hall of Fame basketball player Shaquille O’Neal is expanding his “Big Chicken” restaurant to Carnival cruise ships. O’Neal, who serves as Carnival’s “Chief Fun Officer,” is launching the first seagoing version of his :as Vegas-based …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The world’s largest cruise ship has arrived in Port Canaveral. Royal Caribbean’s new Symphony of the Seas has made its debut in Port Canaveral, having arrived from Malaga, Spain. The ship, which has a capacity …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean is planning a $115 million makeover for its Navigator of the Seas cruise ship. The focus of the large-scale transformation will be on experiences, from a new poolscape, two new waterslides, the “first …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Celebrity Cruises has taken delivery of its newest cruise ship, Celebrity Edge, the company said. The new ship, which was welcomed in the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France, is the product of four years of …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Carnival Cruise Line is set to complete the final phase of its $2 billion fleet enhancement program. The project will conclude with a dry dock of the Carnival Victory ship, which Carnival will be transforming …