Apparently some Brooklynites, who were passengers on Carnival, are on trial in Antigua for assaulting cops on the island. The cruise line says they're going to stop going there now, but that the decision has nothing to do with their guests being on trial.
Past Cruises (all except one from NYC)
Carnival Triumph to Canada: August 1999
Carnival Victory to Canada: July 2000
Celebrity Zenith to Bermuda: July 2001 AND July 2002
Celebrity Galaxy to Caribbean (from Baltimore): July 2003
Voyager of the Seas to Caribbean: July 2004
Crown Princess to Caribbean: July 2006
Carnival Victory to Canada: August 2007
Carnival Miracle to Caribbean: May 2008
Staten Island Ferry, I mean what else in NYC is free?
I've been to Antigua - once. Other than the historical part of the city (which can be walked on foot), the island really is no different than the rest of the Caribbean; perhaps why they're dropping it. I do remember cab fares to the beach being expensive too.
Teen Host Past Cruises CCL:
Fascination (8/26/00) (2/18/02)
Sensation (8/19/12) NCL:
Sea (2/22/03) PCL:
Crown (3/5/11) RCI:
Freedom (3/7/10) Future
Carnival Pride (12/16/12)