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

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

 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

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 ... [ Read More ]


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 ... [ 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 ]


 ETRO comes to Crystal By Dana NilandCJ 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 and ... [ Read More ]


 The Rum Renaissance Caribbean Rum Cruise set for November 15 sailing By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s the dream for any rum lover: cruising around the Caribbean, visiting rum distilleries and sipping aged spirits. But it’s not a dream, thanks ... [ Read More ]


 Second time for the Mexican Caribbean destination By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association Conference and Trade Show will take place this year in Cozumel for the second time, bringing with it the potential for a significant economic boost. ... [ Read More ]


 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The British Virgin Island Ports Authority says it expects “substantial completion” in its Cruise Pier Development Project by Oct. 31. The company announced the date in a release this week, citing cooperation and support from partner ... [ Read More ]


 Above: the MV Adonia By Alexander Britell MIAMI — Carnival Corporation is heading to Cuba. The cruise ship giant will become the first US-based cruise line to sail to Cuba, following approval by the US Department of the Treasury and ... [ Read More ]


  Above: Havana By the Cuba Journal staff A major cruise line is adding a new homeport in Havana. MSC Cruises, the world’s largest privately-owned global cruise line, will begin homeporting its MSC Opera in Havana in December. The 2,120-guest-ship ... [ Read More ]


 Above: a Crystal Cruises ship By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Crystal Cruises has unveiled a new itinerary for the upcoming winter season. Crystal Cruises is inviting passengers to “give thanks” on its new ultra-luxury voyages debuting this Thanksgiving. The new Caribbean ... [ Read More ]

Street scenes.

 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 ... [ Read More ]


 Above: Richard Branson at a ceremony in Miami this week By the Caribbean Journal staff Virgin Cruises is a go. Sir Richard Branson’s cruise brand launch is now official, with plans to begin sailing out of PortMiami in 2020, he ... [ Read More ]