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 ... [ Read More ]


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 ... [ Read More ]


Norwegian Cruise Line Takes Delivery of Its Largest Ship

 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 ... [ Read More ]



 By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean has launched a major new ad campaign aimed at repositioning and reshaping the image of cruising. The new ad released this month shows cruisers on a number of Caribbean excursions, from swimming with ... [ Read More ]


 Carnival Expands in Cozumel With $20 Million New Berth By the Caribbean Journal staff Carnival Corporation has expanded its operations in Cozumel with the launch of a third berth at its pier at Puerta Maya. Puerto Maya is the Caribbean ... [ Read More ]


 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 ... [ Read More ]


 A boost on the way By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Antigua and Barbuda is projecting growth for the upcoming winter season, with a six percent increase in cruise ship calls for the 2015-2016 period. The announcement follows Antigua and Barbuda’s participation ... [ Read More ]


 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. ... [ Read More ]

Above: MSC Opera

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

Carnival Cruise Lines' 88,500-gross-registered-ton Carnival Pride sailes off Belize. The vessel's on-board amenities include four swimming pools, water slide, Internet café, duty-free shopping mall, an elegant two-level restaurant and a steakhouse-style supper club. Photo by Andy Newman/CCL

 Ship returns with new additions By Dana NilandCJ 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 February ... [ Read More ]

Above: a signature suite

 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 ... [ Read More ]


 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 ... [ Read More ]


 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 ... [ Read More ]

Norwegian Escape will be the largest in the NCL fleet.

 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 ... [ Read More ]

Above: a Royal Loft Suite.

 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 ... [ Read More ]

Norwegian Epic

 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 ... [ Read More ]


 A new way to sail with Carnival By Dana NilandCJ 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 of ... [ Read More ]


 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 ... [ Read More ]