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MSC Cruises’ New Seaside Ship Makes First Call in St Maarten

 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 …

Norwegian Cruise Line Launches Sales for New Encore Ship

 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 …

Disney Cruise Line Adds New Caribbean Itineraries

 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 …

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 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 …

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 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, …

 There’s a new leader in the Caribbean cruise industry: Windstar Cruises. The luxury small-ship cruise line has taken home Caribbean Journal’s 2017 Readers’ Choice Award as the Best Caribbean Cruise Line. The award is the result of surveys of Caribbean …

Carnival Horizon

 Carnival has revealed the name for its newest cruise ship: Horizon. The 133,500-square-foot Carnival Horizon, set to be delivered March 2018, is being built at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Marghera, Italy. Carnival Horizon will be the second Vista-class ship for Canival, …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean’s Empress of the Seas has completed a $50 million revitalization, the company announced this week. The ship has now arrived in Miami, which will be its new home port. The ship will begin …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Cruise giant Royal Caribbean International has taken delivery of the world’s largest cruise ship, the Harmony of the Seas. The company took delivery of the ship in a ceremony in Saint Nazaire, France, after 32 …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Another Carnival Cruise Line ship has received an extensive makeover. The Carnival Valor ship has undergone a renovation that includes the addition of several new dining and bar concepts, the company announced. The ship, which …

 Carnival has a major new cruise ship. Carnival Cruise Line has officially taken delivery of what becomes the line’s newest, largest and most innovative ship, Carnival Vista. The 3,954-passenger ship will be summering in Europe until it begins operating year-round …