Cruise NewsMore Cruise Lines Pull Out of Caribbean Port

More Cruise Lines Pull Out of Caribbean Port

A few days ago, Cruise Fever reported that Carnival Cruise Line had canceled all port stops to Antigua. Now, additional cruise lines have pulled out of the Caribbean port according to the Antigua Observer.

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In addition to Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Line and luxury line Seabourn have canceled future port stops in Antigua. All three cruise lines operate under the Carnival Corporation umbrella.

These two new cruise lines that canceled port stops each had two cruise ships scheduled to visit the Caribbean port during the next Caribbean season.

Why have these three cruise lines canceled their scheduled calls to Antigua? The cruise lines have stated that government officials have made the cruise lines feel unwelcome.

These new cancelations were somewhat expected. The Prime Minister gave the following statement when Carnival Cruise Line first announced they were pulling out of the port:

“Once Carnival has started the cancellation, unfortunately, I expect to see cancellations from all of its brands. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Princess, Holland America, Seabourn and other European Lines making cancellations going forward.”

Antigua is a popular cruise destination in the Southern Caribbean, especially during winter months.

Cruise ships that have canceled a port stop in Antigua will visit an alternative port.

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Cruise Fever will have all new information about this developing situation in Antigua when it becomes available.

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Cruise NewsMore Cruise Lines Pull Out of Caribbean Port


  1. Most cruise lines, want you to pay a large tip, to wake up for the low amounts, they pay their employees.

  2. My wife and I love to cruise, we’ve done royal caribbean, carnival, princess,and now ncl. I have nothing bad to say about any of my cruises just enjoy the ocean, and the ship.

  3. Carnival is first choice but I am now leaning to NCL. I can take a short ride on bus from Baltimore to New York and sail same destinations and get free drinks the entire week. Plus 3 other things thrown in. So for now I have to pick NCL.

    • You have this completely backwards. The cruise lines take fees from the islands for stopping and unloading the tourist. The government of Antigua have stopped paying the exorbitant fees due to feasibility of the monies spent by the tourist from the ships. There is a similar situation unfolding at Nassau, Bahamas.

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