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Why You Need to Visit America’s Best Rum Festival

 It’s that time of year again — for America’s best rum festival. The annual Miami Rum Fest and Trade Expo returns next week from April 22-23 at the Doubletree Miami Airport Hotel and Convention Center. The major event, now in its …

Royal Caribbean Breaks Ground on New Terminal in Miami

 Royal Caribbean has officially broken ground on its major new terminal project in Miami: PortMiami Terminal A. The new port is aiming for completion prior to the arrival of the world’s largest cruise ship, Symphony of the Seas, which will …

Norwegian Bliss Cruise Ship to Homeport in Miami

 Norwegian Cruise Line’s next new ship, Norwegian Bliss, will homeport in Miami beginning in the winter of 2018, the company announced. Beginning Nov. 17, 2018, Norwegian Bliss will sail seven-day Eastern Caribbean cruises each Saturday from PortMiami, including calls in …

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 Popular eateries, from cafeterias to cocktail bars By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Sometimes the craving for Caribbean food strikes when you’re nowhere near the Caribbean. But if you live in South Florida (or you’re cruising out of Port Miami or …

taste of the caribbean

 The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association hosted its annual Taste of the Caribbean festival this week, bringing together the top culinary teams from around the region. The highlight was the Taste of the Islands consumer event, when the culinary squads …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Looking for a taste of Jamaica in Miami? Look no further than Talde, a restaurant and bar at Miami Beach resort The Confidante (formerly The Thompson), where the “Buju Brunchton” Jamaican Barbecue kicks off on …

 It’s become one of the most important stops on the global rum circuit: the Miami Rum Renaissance Festival. The festival is hosting its eighth edition this weekend from April 15 to 17 at the Doubletree by Hilton Miami Airport Convention …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Knives are being sharpened and recipes tweaked as 12 Caribbean nations’ culinary teams prepare for a food (and beverage) fight in the 2016 installment of Taste of the Caribbean. Scheduled for June 6 to 10 …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor A new restaurant is bringing the Caribbean to downtown Miami, no airfare required. Zest, the latest from chef Cindy Hutson and partner Delius Shirley of Coral Gables stalwart Ortanique on the Mile, opened on Leap …

 There’s a new way to fly to Haiti. Dutch Caribbean carrier InselAir has returned with its nonstop flights from Miami to Haiti. The flights will be operated on a McDonnell Douglas aircraft four times each week on Sundays, Mondays, Thursdays …

 The Four Seasons Nevis recently launched its newest creation: a line of branded cigars in partnership with Havana Classic and On-Site Cigars Entertainment. CJ recently visited the factory in Miami’s Little Havana to get a closer look. Here’s what we …

 Air France has added a new aircraft to its regional network in the Caribbean. The French carrier has added a new Airbus A320 with 168 seats, 12 business and 156 economy. The new plane has a completely redesigned seat for …

 A long awaited air link could soon become a reality. And it could be a game-changer for British Virgin Islands tourism. The government of the British Virgin Islands has partnered with air carrier BVI Airways on what will be the …

 Four Seasons is ramping up its golf game. The company has announced a new partnership that offers the convenience of private jet travel with a whirlwind golfing tour. The new golf package, which is the result of an exclusive partnership …

 Royal Caribbean’s newly-enhanced Empress of the Seas ship will be returning to the company’s fleet in March after a stint with sister brand Pullmantur. The ship will head to Miami for short Caribbean getaways. The ship will offer four and …

 A new wedding-honeymoon package By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Viceroy Miami and Viceroy Anguilla are teaming up to offer couples the Perfect Match package. The platinum paradise wedding and honeymoon package will entail a ceremony atop the rooftop FIFTY Ultra Lounge …

 A significant new project in the Cayman Islands By Alexander Britell In a potentially significant deal, Howard Hospitality Group has announced the acquisition of Grand Cayman’s Treasure Island resort. HHG said it had already begun planning a major redesign and …

 Above: an Attica ferry By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control has granted Attica Group approval to operate its American subsidiary, Superfast Ferries LLC, a marine route between the US and Cuba. …