Month: October 2017


Rum Journal: A Rum Haven in Grenada

By Alexander Britell “Old Grog is a gentleman’s rum,” Alison tells me, pouring more of the amber spirit. It’s easy to like a rum with a name like Old Grog, the latter a tribute to the old casks of Grenadian […]


Caribbean Airlines Names New CEO

By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago-based Caribbean Airlines has named a new Chief Executive Officer, the company announced Tuesday. The airline has named Garvin Medera as its new CEO, effective immediately. Medera comes to the company after having […]


Antigua to Set New Record for Cruise Arrivals

By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua and Barbuda’s cruise industry is booming, according to recent projections from the country’s tourism ministry. Between October and Dec. 31 of this year, the destination will receive a projected 459,138 cruise arrivals across 226 […]


The Moorings Adds a New Destination: Exuma

By the Caribbean Journal staff Sailing charter giant The Moorings has added a new destination in the wider Caribbean region: the Exuma archipelago of The Bahamas. The new destination adds what is one of the great sailing regions of the […]

St Maarten Cruise Port to Reopen in November

By Alexander Britell ST GEORGE’S — St Maarten’s cruise port will reopen on Nov. 11, according to St Maarten Director of Tourism Rolando Brison. Brison, who was speaking at the CTO’s State of the Industry conference in Grenada via Skype, […]

St Maarten Airport Reopens

By Alexander Britell St Maarten’s Princess Juliana International Airport, one of the Caribbean’s most important air hubs, has reopened for commercial operations. It’s a quick turnaround for an airport whose destruction was one of the most powerful symbols of the […]


Virgin Holidays to Open “Departure Beach” in Barbados

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By the Caribbean Journal staff You check out of your hotel, get in a cab and head to the airport. Then you wait. And wait. It’s never the best part of any vacation. But Virgin Holidays has announced a new […]

Barbados Tourism Continues to Surge

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By Alexander Britell Barbados continues to see surging tourism growth, according to the latest numbers from the country’s tourism board. Barbados is reporting 453,645 stayover visitor arrivals through September, a 7.4 percent increase compared to the first nine months of […]

Grenada Poised for Big Cruise Ship Increase

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By Alexander Britell ST GEORGE’S – The Eastern Caribbean island of Grenada is poised to see a big jump in cruise ship calls this coming season. Grenada is expecting to see an additional 28 cruise ship calls in the 2017-2018 […]

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The Best Beaches in the Caribbean - 2018

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You never forget the first time you see a truly great beach. No matter how crowded (or empty), how easy to get to, how big or small, there’s a feeling of discovery you get when you first set foot on […]

Carnival Elation Returns to Jacksonville Following Makeover

By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Carnival Elation has completed a multimillion-dollar makeover that includes the addition of a new WaterWorks park, 38 new cabins, 98 stateroom balconies and a variety of food and beverage concepts. Following the renovation, Carnival Elation […]

Virgin Gorda, Anegada Airports Reopen

Above: recovery work at the famous Cow Wreck beach bar  By the Caribbean Journal staff The British Virgin Islands’ recovery continues in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Two of the destination’s airports have recently resumed commercial operations: Virgin […]


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