Cruise Travel Planning


The Caribbean’s Best Small-Ship Cruise Lines

Exploring the best small-ship Caribbean cruise lines By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor Most modern cruise ships are massive. They’re almost floating cities that have become destinations in and of themselves, carrying as many as 5,000 passengers across Caribbean waters. […]


Sunwing Launching New Cruises from Cuba, Jamaica

Expansion in the Caribbean By the Caribbean Journal staff Canadian travel firm Sunwing is offering new all inclusive cruises from both Havana and Montego Bay, the company announced. The all-inclusive packges will be on board the MSC Opera beginning in […]


Carnival Pride Completes Renovation, Moving to Port of Tampa in 2017

Ship returns with new additions By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Following a multi-million dollar renovation, Carnival Cruise Line’s 2,124-passenger Carnival Pride will be returning to the Port of Tampa for a series of five- to 14-day voyages in January and […]


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 […]

A New Way to Cruise Around Cuba

Another way for Americans to travel to Cuba By the Cuba Journal staff Central Holidays has announced the launch of a new eight-night people-to-people ‘Cruise Around Cuba’ aboard the Celestyal Crystal. This announcement follows the tour operator’s recent addition of […]

Crystal Cruises Expanding Free Wi-Fi

Luxury ships to offer more Wi-Fi By the Caribbean Journal staff Crystal Cruises has announced the expansion of its free Wi-Fi program. Beginning Aug. 30, the company’s Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity ships will provide one hour of free Wi-Fi […]


Norwegian Cruise Line’s Largest Ship is Closer to Completion

A major new ship for NCL By the Caribbean Journal staff Norwegian Escape, soon to be the largest ship in the Norwegian Cruise Line fleet, floated out of MYER WERFT’s covered building dock over the weekend, signifying a major milestone […]

Royal Caribbean Introduces New “Royal Suite Class” Experience

A new kind of suite on Royal Caribbean By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean has unveiled its newest experience: the “Royal Suite Class.” The program includes special suites and amenities, from the inclusion of a “Royal Gene” certified by […]

Norwegian Epic Is Returning to the Caribbean Next Year

NCL announces homeport change By the Caribbean Journal staff Norwegian Epic will be returning to Florida in November 2016 after more than a year in Europe, NCL announced. The ship will become the line’s largest ship to homeport from Port […]


Carnival Launching Longer-Length Cruises

A new way to sail with Carnival By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Carnival Cruise Line has launched Carnival Journeys, a series of nine- to 15-day voyages that will sail this fall to many of the Caribbean’s less-traveled ports. The collection […]

Trinidad and Tobago Reporting Significant Cruise Growth

Major growth for sector in twin-island republic By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago is reporting significant growth in cruise tourism, according to data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The country received 44,949 cruise passengers in the first six […]

Crystal Cruises’ Newest Partner

ETRO comes to Crystal By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Crystal Cruises is partnering with ETRO Spa products to provide guests with a variety of exclusive amenities and treatments, both in their own staterooms and penthouses and in the Crystal Spa […]


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