Norwegian Jewel first big ship for new port in Honduras

By Tom Stieghorst Several new cruise ports have sprung up south of the traditional ports of call in the Western Caribbean, bringing that area onto more cruise itineraries, especially from homeports in Texas and Louisiana. The latest entrant is Banana Coast, which welcomed its first large ship when the Norwegian Jewel called on Oct. 15.Continue reading “Norwegian Jewel first big ship for new port in Honduras”

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Carnival to build port on Haiti’s Tortuga Island

Carnival Corp. has signed a letter of intent to develop a $70 million port facility in Tortuga, an island off the northern coast of Haiti. The cruise company said it envisions a “new and exciting destination for ship itineraries traveling in the Caribbean.” “The development will create an exciting opportunity for our guests to enjoyContinue reading “Carnival to build port on Haiti’s Tortuga Island”

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Crew member arrested for assault on HAL ship

By Tom Stieghorst A 28-year-old crew member on Holland America Line’s Nieuw Amsterdam ship has been arrested following an assault on a passenger in her cabin last week. The crew member was taken into custody by the FBI when the ship docked in Fort Lauderdale at the end of a chartered cruise on Feb. 16.Continue reading “Crew member arrested for assault on HAL ship”

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