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What Crystal Cruises’ New, Smaller Ships Will Look Like

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Luxury cruise brand Crystal Cruises has shared the first renderings of its hotly-anticipated new “Diamond Class” ships. The new ships, the first of which will join the fleet in 2022, will weigh 67,000 gross tons, …

How Celebrity Cruises Is Reinventing Its Ship Design

 By the Caribbean Journal staff There was another time in transatlantic journeys, when travelers sailed on grand, ornate ships, the vessels themselves at the heart of the glamorous life. At the heart of these ships there was always a remarkable …

Carnival Unveils First-Ever LNG-Powered Cruise Ship

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Carnival Corporation’s AIDA brand has debuted one of the most anticipated new ships in some time. It’s the new AIDAnova, and it’s the world’s first cruise ship to be powered both at sea and port by …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Holland America Line’s highly-anticipated Nieuw Statendam cruise ship is making progress toward its planned debut in December. The new ship has successfully completed two sets of sea trials off the coast of Italy, with plans …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Cruise line Princess Cruises is expanding with another new ship: Enchanted Princess. The company officially debuted the ship’s name this week, with plans to launch in 2020. Enchanted Princess’ arrival will be followed by another …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Cruise line Princess Cruises has launched a new beverage program, with a focus on signature cocktails. The new “globally inspired” cocktail offerings are the brainchild of master mixologist Rob Floyd, who has overseen what the …

 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 …

Norwegian Cruise Line

 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. …

 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, …

St Maarten Cruise Passengers

 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 …