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Carnival Resumes Cruises to Grand Turk

After 21 months, Carnival Cruise Line is sailing to Grand Turk once again.

Carnival Freedom arrived at the port on Wednesday during a six-night voyage, marking the line’s first time to the island since the industry shutdown. Other calls on the ship’s eastern Caribbean itinerary include Amber Cove and Half Moon Cay.

By the end of the year, Carnival will have 19 ships back in passenger service.

STORY: Carnival Cruise Line Returns to Grand Turk After 21 Months

Taino Bay Welcomes First Cruise Ship

A new Dominican Republic cruise port has welcomed its first cruise ship.

Taino Bay hosted MSC Seashore on Wednesday, marking the opening of the Puerto Plata destination to cruise visitors.

The port is scheduled to see 24 cruise calls this month, and 160 total through April. Other lines scheduled to stop there include Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Norwegian, and Virgin Voyages.

Taino Bay is located about 7 miles from Carnival Corporation’s Puerto Plata port, Amber Cove.

STORY: New Caribbean Port Welcomes First Cruise Ship

Brilliance of the Seas Resumes Cruises

And finally, another Royal Caribbean ship has resumed passenger service.

Brilliance of the Seas set sail on a four-night cruise from Tampa on Thursday, which kicks off a schedule of four and five-night voyages. The current sailing will call in Costa Maya. Other ports throughout the season will include Cozumel, Nassau, and Perfect Day at CocoCay.

Brilliance is scheduled to stay in Tampa through March before heading to Europe for the summer season.

STORY: Another Royal Caribbean Ship Resumes Cruises From Tampa

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