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Martha Stewart, MSC to Partner on Caribbean Cruise Excursions

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Martha Stewart is getting into the Caribbean cruise industry. The home and lifestyle titan is partnering with Swiss cruise company MSC Cruises, with plans to offer curated excursions, gift packages and special onboard menus and …

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St Maarten Just Had Its Busiest Cruise Day of 2018

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Maarten just had its busiest cruise day of the year, according to Port St Maarten. Just in time for Boxing Day, the destination welcomed seven cruise ships. Six vessels were moored at the two …

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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, …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Oceania Cruises is planning significant changes to four of its cruise ships, according to a statement from the company. The cruise line has launched what it’s calling OceaniaNEXT, an array of ship enhancements “designed to …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Holland America Line has tapped world-renowned wine critic James Suckling to curate an extensive new wine list for the company. The new list will be featured on all ships in Holland America Line’s premium fleet …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the Caribbean’s fastest-growing cruise destinations just set a new record. Martinique’s Pointe Simon pier in Fort de France just set a new single-day record for cruise calls, with a whopping seven ships in …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The first cruise ships have returned to the British Virgin Islands for the 2017-2018 cruise season. The British Virgin Islands’ Tortola Pier Park was buzzing last week with the arrival of the first two official …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Carnival is making a push to expand its shopping experience, with a host of new retail outlets across its cruise ship fleet. The push is the result of “months of intensive research and data gathering” …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean subsidiary Azamara Club Cruises has announced plans to expand its fleet of ships offering all inclusive cruises. Azamara has entered into an agreement to purchase a sister ship to Azamara Journey and Azamara …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean is expanding again. The cruise giant has signed a memorandum of understanding with shipbuilder STX France to build a fifth Oasis-class ship for delivery in the spring of 2021. The company also signed …

 Disney Cruise Line is adding two new ships to its fleet. The ships are scheduled to be completed in 2021 and 2023. “We pride ourselves on the unforgettable vacation experiences we deliver to our guests each and every day, and …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Norwegian Epic has reentered service following a series of shipwide enhancements. The ship was in a three week dry dock. IT will be homeport at Port Canaveral in the fall of 2016. Norwegian’s second-largest ship …

 Above: San Juan (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico’s cruise ship numbers are surging. The island reported 526,428 cruise arrivals in the first quarter of 2015, which represented a 26.2 percent increase over the first three months …

 Above: a Carnival ship By the Caribbean Journal staff Carnival Corporation has ordered new ships for two of its cruise brands. The company announced this week that it had ordered a new 3,954-passenger vessel for Carnival Cruise Line, along with …