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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 …

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 By Dana NilandCJ 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 thrilled …

 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 …

 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 …

 Above: Majesty of the Seas By Dana NilandCJ 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 Majesty …

 Above: Pointe a Pitre By Dana NilandCJ 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 with …

 Above: Harmony of the Seas By Dana NilandCJ 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 chips. …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor I like getting high in the Caribbean. No, not that kind of high. I’m talking about the kind of high you can only get while sailing on Royal Caribbean’s newest vessel, Quantum of the Seas. …

 Above: the Ensemble Lounge (All photos by CJ) MONDAY night in a dimly-lit bar. Slow jazz plays. There are high-backed chairs and muted conversations. The bartenders mix and pour and mix again. Then the whole room moves. Not a lot, …

 Above: a Royal Caribbean ship By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd is joining the S&P 500 large-cap equity index. The company, the second-largest cruise operator in the world, will be replacing Bemis Company in the grouping, while …

 Above: Nevis (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Nevis is projecting a 38 percent increase in cruise ship calls, according to Tourism Minister Mark Brantley. The Minister said the island received 34 cruise ship calls, with 47 cruise ship …

 Above: a survey of the site (Photo: UNESCO) By the Caribbean Journal staff While their initial discovery received global attention, the remains of a shipwreck off the coast of Haiti do not belong to Christopher Columbus’ Santa Maria ship, according to …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Following a government effort that involved long hours of negotiations and thousands of dollars in costs, 35 passengers have returned to Grenada after their ship went adrift of the Venezuelan coast. The MV Amelia A, …