Cruise Travel Planning


Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas Completes “Revitalization”

Above: Allure of the Seas By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas cruise ship has completed an 18-day drydock revitalization, the company said. The project included the addition of three new restaurants (there are now 18 […]


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 Planning Significant Emissions Cuts For Cruise Ships

Above: Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean Cruises is planning a major plan to reduce emissions on its cruise ships. The company announced this week that it would be retrofitting 19 of its […]


Royal Caribbean's Quantum of the Seas Makes Official Debut

Above: Quantum of the Seas By Alexander Britell Royal Caribbean’s brand-new Quantum of the Seas is officially open for business. The ship made its maiden voyage from England to the United States last week, followed by an initial sailing out of […]

Carnival Cruise Lines CEO to Retire

Above: Carnival Dream By the Caribbean Journal staff Carnival Cruise Lines CEO Gerry Cahill is retiring, the company announced Thursday. Cahill will be retiring effective Nov. 30, following two decades of service at the company. He has served as CEO […]

St Lucia Set For Jump in Cruise Arrivals

Above: Port Castries By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia’s Port Castries is readying for a big jump in cruise arrivals in the coming season. The island is slated to receive around 650,000 cruise passengers and 375 ships in the […]


St Lucia Looking to Boost Employment in Cruise Sector

Above: St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia’s government is looking to boost employment in the cruise sector. The country is financing a new Cruise Sector Employment Programme, which aims to train more than 200 young people in […]

Cozumel: Big Increase in Cruise Traffic

Above: Cozumel’s Puerta Maya cruise port By the Caribbean Journal staff The island of Cozumel off Mexico’s Caribbean coast is off to a very strong start in the cruise sector so far this year. Cozumel received 1.786 million cruise passenger […]

For Cayman Islands, a Big Boost in Tourism Arrivals

Above: the Cayman Islands By the Caribbean Journal staff The Cayman Islands is reporting a significant increase in tourism numbers. The British Overseas Territory received 210,491 tourist stopover arrivals in the first half of 2014, a 9.4 percent improvement over […]


Dominica to Begin Rehabilitation Projects in Roseau, Portsmouth

Above: Roseau, Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Rehabilitation and enhancement projects of the city of Roseau and the town of Portsmouth, Dominica will begin in the 2014/2015 fiscal year, according to Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit. The projects […]

Carnival to Develop $70 Million Cruise Port Project in Haiti

Above: a Carnival cruise ship By Alexander Britell MIAMI — The Caribbean’s newest port project is coming to Haiti. In a statement provided to Caribbean Journal, Carnival Corporation announced that it had signed a memorandum of understanding to develop a […]

Haiti: Cruise Arrivals Rising in 2014

Above: Labadee, Haiti By the Caribbean Journal staff As Haiti sees growth in stopover visits, the country is also showing strong improvement in the cruise sector. Haiti tallied 368,942 cruise passenger arrivals in the first half of 2014, according to […]


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