Royal Caribbean’s Latest Ship Makeover

Royal Caribbean’s Liberty of the Seas cruise ships is returning for Western Caribbean itineraries after a month-long dry dock. The ship will be homeporting in Galveston, Texas for seven-night Western Caribbean itineraries. The ship will visit destinations including Belize City, […]


Royal Caribbean Is Ordering Another Quantum-Class Ship

By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean has entered into an agreement with Meyer Werft to order a fifth Quantum-class cruise ship, the company announced. The as-yet unnamed ship is slated for delivery in the fall of 2020. “It is […]


Royal Caribbean Begins Construction on New Oasis-Class Ship

Above: the keel-laying ceremony in France By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean has officially begun construction on the company’s fourth Oasis-class ship. The keel was laid on the new ship at the STX shipyard in St Nazaire, France. The […]


Norwegian Cruise Line Takes Delivery of Its Largest Ship

By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Norwegian Cruise Line has taken delivery of the line’s largest-ever ship, the 164,000-ton Norwegian Escape, after a construction period of 17 months. The ship is the first in the company’s new Breakaway Plus Class. “We are […]

This Cruise Ship Will Have a 10-Story Waterslide

Splashaway Bay to debut on Harmony of the Seas By the Caribbean Journal staff When it debuts, Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas will become the world’s largest cruise ship. But it will also have the tallest largest slide at […]

Here’s What the Suites Will Look Like on Seabourn’s New Ship

A first look at Seabourn Encore By the Caribbean Journal staff Seabourn has unveiled the first renderings of the suites on its newest luxury cruise ship, Seabourn Encore, which is slated to launch in late 2016. The new ship will […]


Royal Caribbean Retaining Majesty of the Seas in Fleet, Planning Improvements

Above: Majesty of the Seas By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Royal Caribbean will be retaining its Majesty of the Seas ship in its fleet, changing course after an announcement in 2014 that it would be transferring the ship. Royal Caribbean’s […]

Guadeloupe Reporting Big Cruise Growth

Above: Pointe a Pitre By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Guadeloupe is reporting strong growth in its cruise sector. The French Department’s Pointe a Pitre port is home to three Costa Cruises ships, and just celebrated 20 years of strong partnership […]

Royal Caribbean Making Progress on Harmony of the Seas Construction

Above: Harmony of the Seas By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Royal Caribbean International has announced the completion of the exterior construction of its new Harmony of the Seas cruise ship, which will soon be one of the world’s largest cruise […]


What Will Carnival’s New Vista Ship Look Like?

Above: Carnival Vista By the Caribbean Journal staff Carnival Cruise Line has released the first video tour of its upcoming Carnival Vista ship. The video includes an indoor-outdoor tour of the ship, which is slated to debut in Europe in […]

Tobago Eyes Creativity to Compete in Caribbean Cruise Industry

Above: Tobago (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Tobago is looking to step up its competitiveness in the cruise ship market, according to Oscar Brathwaite, administrator of the island’s division of tourism and transportation. While the island’s location to […]

Royal Caribbean Takes Delivery of Newest Cruise Ship

Above: a rendering of Anthem of the Seas By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean International has officially taken delivery of its newest cruise ship, Anthem of the Seas. The company received the ship from Meyer Werft Yard’s Managing Partner […]


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