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Eastern Caribbean destinations like Puerto Rico, St. Maarten and the US Virgin Islands already welcome tens of thousands of cruise passengers per day after recovering from 2017's tragic and unprecedented hurricane season, but they are looking to the future.

Forecasters in Fiji say a cyclone brewing in the ocean to the west will hit around midday on Tuesday.

Effective ballast water management, the impact of lower sulphur limits and stricter environmental regulations are forcing the maritime industries to take action. When it comes to eco-friendly ship operation, the cruise and ferry industries are one step ahead in many cases.

Carnival Corp. & plc painted a very strong demand picture for 2018 cruises across all regions but noted bookings for the Eastern Caribbean are slightly behind, citing 'a bit of a hurricane hangover.'

Expedition cruising is enjoying a renaissance of sorts fueled in part by growing consumer interest in transformational and experiential vacations offered in far-flung 'bucket list' regions around the world.

Caribbean cruise destinations hardest hit by hurricanes Irma and Maria last summer are aiming to fortify their storm–fighting arsenal with best practices developed from lessons learned in the powerful storms. 

Carnival Corp. & plc inked the contract for a third LNG-powered newbuild for AIDA Cruises at Meyer Werft.

At HELMEPA’s offices in Greece, Michael Dalacouras, deputy treasurer of the HELMEPA board of directors, met with Captain Nicholas Pagonis, avp-fleet captain, global marine operations of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd, and welcomed the cruise company as HELMEPA members, and 12 cruise ships under its management.

Who will be so bold to make history by charting course for Québec when the snow is knee-deep and the St. Lawrence River is iced in? At least a handful of pioneering adventure cruise operators are giving serious thought to just that.

Passenger ratings for San Juan, St. Thomas and St. Maarten are consistently higher now than before the hurricanes, a senior Carnival Cruise Line executive said Thursday.

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