By the Caribbean Journal staff European low-cost carrier Norwegian continues to show booming passenger growth, according to the carrier’s latest numbers. Norwegian carried 2.5 million passengers in November, a jump of 11 percent compared to the same period in 2016. …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Marriott’s W Hotels brand is continuing its expansion in the Caribbean Basin. The company is set to debut the new W Panama on Jan. 23, 2018, according to a Marriott statement. The newest W in …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Another top cruise line is returning to Port St Maarten. Royal Caribbean’s Azamara Club Cruises will be in port on Dec. 26, Port St Maarten announced in a statement on Monday. The Azamara Quest ship …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamas has signed three new air services agreements, Tourism and Aviation Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar announced this week. D’Aguilar signed deals with Qatar, Australia and Finland during the International Civil Aviation Organization’s Air Services Negotiation …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Hilton is continuing its Caribbean expansion with a pair of major new projects on the Caribbean coast of Mexico. Hilton has announced plans to open both a luxury Waldorf-Astoria and an all-inclusive Hilton in Cancun. …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff In a significant step in the island’s recovery, air carrier Air France has announced plans to resume nonstop flights to St Maarten’s Princess Juliana International Airport. Air France will be operating two nonstop flights for …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff American Airlines is expanding its service to the island of St Croix in the US Virgin Islands. The carrier has confirmed the return of its second daily flight between Miami and St Croix, according to …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The new air traffic control tower at Montego Bay’s Sangster International Airport will become fully operational next month, according to the Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority. “Our team in Montego Bay is ready to move over. …

 Turks and Caicos is one of those rarefied destinations in the Caribbean, and that’s in large part due to the sheer number of top-level Turks and Caicos resorts. It’s a destination where the pace is just a bit more relaxed, …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff This latest Caribbean Photo of the Week comes from Caribbean Journal reader Krishna Duddukuri, who sent in this oh-so-lovely photo of the beach on the island of Saona Island off the coast of the Dominican Republic. …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Disney Cruise Line is returning to Port St Maarten in January, another positive step for a port that welcomed its first commercial cruises since Hurricane Irma this week. The Disney Fantasy cruise ship will be …

 Cancun has long been Mexico’s most famous (and infamous) tourism destination, but that also means there’s no shortage of great hotel and resort options. But finding the right Cancun hotels for you means sifting through a mix of large and …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Sunshine is coming to Charleston. Carnival is repositioning the 3,002-passenger ship to kick off a year-round schedule of four and five-day cruises beginning in May 2019. Four-day cruises will visit Nassau, …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s getting easier than ever to cruise to the island of Grand Bahama. The MV Grand Celebration ship will be resuming cruises to Grand Bahama beginning Dec. 23, officials announced this week. Bahamas Prime Minister …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of St Barth’s favorite sons is planning a major concert in Gustavia this month. Jimmy Buffett, the music superstar and frequent St Barth visitor, is planning to play a free concert in Gustavia on …