Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas Makes Official Debut

November 16, 2014 | 10:48 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Quantum of the Seas By Alexander Britell Royal Caribbean's brand-new Quantum of the Seas is officially open for business. The ship made its maiden voyage from England to the United States last week, followed by an initial sailing out of Cape Liberty Cruise Terminal in Bayonne, New Jersey this past weekend. The ship is seen as a potential more...

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Carnival Cruise Lines CEO to Retire

October 30, 2014 | 10:30 am | 0 Comment


Above: Carnival Dream By the Caribbean Journal staff Carnival Cruise Lines CEO Gerry Cahill is retiring, the company announced Thursday. Cahill will be retiring effective Nov. 30, following two decades of service at the company. He has served as CEO since 2007, growing the cruise line to 24 ships. "Gerry has been instrumental in taking Carnival Cruise Lines to more...

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Sunwing to Launch Direct Flights From Ottawa to St Maarten

October 8, 2014 | 6:00 am | 0 Comment


Above: St Maarten (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Sunwing Vacations will soon be launching weekly direct flights from Ottawa to St Maarten, the carrier announced. The nonstop Monday service will officially launch Dec. 15, the company said. The Toronto-based carrier operates flights across Mexico and the Caribbean, and has been on an expansion push in more...

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British Airways Planning Expansion of Service to Antigua

September 26, 2014 | 6:00 am | 0 Comment


Above: a British Airways plane By the Caribbean Journal staff British Airways will be ramping up service to Antigua in the summer of 2015, Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Minister Asot Michael announced this week. The expansion will include an additional daily flight, increasing service from six to seven each day from London. The news was revealed following a more...

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American Airlines: Latin America, Caribbean Traffic Continues Decline

September 16, 2014 | 6:01 am | 0 Comment


Above: American Airlines planes in Miami (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff After a reduction in July, American Airlines is seeing a continued decline in traffic to Latin America and the Caribbean in August, the carrier reported this week. Revenue passenger miles to the Latin America and Caribbean region reduced by 1.9 percent to 2.767 billion in August, more...

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LIAT’s New Caribbean Destination

September 11, 2014 | 4:55 pm | 0 Comment


Above: a LIAT plane By the Caribbean Journal staff LIAT is launching flights to Haiti, the company announced this week. The new service to Haiti's, capital, Port-au-Prince, will launch on Dec. 5. The flights will operate every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, with service from Santo Domingo. "The new route will meet customer demand and provide more...

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American Airlines to Begin Offering Daily Service to Grenada

September 10, 2014 | 1:00 am | 0 Comment


Above: Grenada (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff American Airlines will soon be launching daily service to Grenada, according to Tourism Minister Alexandra Otway-Noel. American Airlines currently services Grenada with flights from Thursday to Monday. Beginning in December, the service will be expanded to every day from Miami. "That is going to be a more...

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Beach Collector: This Just Might Be the Perfect Bahamian Beach

September 9, 2014 | 12:15 am | 0 Comment


Above: Gold Rock Beach in Grand Bahama (all photos by CJ) By Robert DiPano CJ Contributor The “welcome mat” of Grand Bahama Island, Gold Rock Beach spans for what seems like a quarter mile into the ocean at low tide, the recommended time to visit this beach. The ebb and flow of the crystal-clear Bahamian water etches mesmerizing ripples in the sand that draw more...

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American Airlines Returns to Orbitz

August 29, 2014 | 5:05 pm | 0 Comment


Above: American Airlines planes in Miami (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Orbitz announced Friday that it had reached an agreement with American Airlines to continue offering both US Airways and American Airlines fares on its sites following an apparent fee dispute. In a statement Friday, Orbitz said consumers should see all flights immediately. "We more...

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Air Canada Names Benjamin Smith New President, Passenger Airlines

August 28, 2014 | 5:02 pm | 0 Comment


Above: an Air Canada plane By the Caribbean Journal staff Air Canada has named executive vice president and COO Benjamin Smith to the position of president, passenger airlines, the company announced this week. The announcement was made by Air Canada President and CEO Calvin Rovinescu. The "organizational realignment" takes effect Sep. 1, Rovinescu more...

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