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

May 26, 2015 | 1:05 pm | 0 Comment


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 total), 10 new suites and new boutiques including Kate Spade New York and Michael Kors, among other more...

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Tobago Eyes Creativity to Compete in Caribbean Cruise Industry

May 25, 2015 | 7:13 pm | 0 Comment


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 the far south of the region puts the island “at a disadvantage among potential cruise ship more...

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Royal Caribbean Planning Significant Emissions Cuts For Cruise Ships

December 25, 2014 | 10:34 pm | 0 Comment


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 ships with “advanced emissions purifications systems.” The systems, also known as “scrubbers,” will remove more than more...

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Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas Makes Official Debut

November 16, 2014 | 10:48 pm | 0 Comment


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 Cape Liberty Cruise Terminal in Bayonne, New Jersey this past weekend. The ship is seen as a potential more...

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Carnival Cruise Lines CEO to Retire

October 30, 2014 | 10:30 am | 0 Comment


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 since 2007, growing the cruise line to 24 ships. "Gerry has been instrumental in taking Carnival Cruise Lines to more...

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St Lucia Set For Jump in Cruise Arrivals

August 20, 2014 | 3:18 pm | 0 Comment


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 2014/2015 season, according to the government. That will include the return of Disney Cruise Lines after an eight-year hiatus. more...

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St Lucia Looking to Boost Employment in Cruise Sector

August 15, 2014 | 5:31 am | 0 Comment


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 St Lucia and provide them with low-interest loans to facilitate their employment. The government is funding the programme more...

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Cozumel: Big Increase in Cruise Traffic

August 12, 2014 | 5:58 am | 0 Comment


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 arrivals in the first half of 2014, according to new data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. That represented a 19.4 more...

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For Cayman Islands, a Big Boost in Tourism Arrivals

August 9, 2014 | 7:23 pm | 0 Comment


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 the first six months of 2013, according to Caribbean Tourism Organization data. The territory more...

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Dominica to Begin Rehabilitation Projects in Roseau, Portsmouth

August 5, 2014 | 10:15 am | 0 Comment


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 will "result in the upgrade and expansion of the infrastructure to attract new investment," Skerrit more...

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