Month: November 2018

puerto rico beach hotel

A New Beach Hotel Opens in Puerto Rico

 By the Caribbean Journal staff While much of Puerto Rico’s tourism industry is, unsurprisingly, concentrated in San Juan, the island is starting to see smaller, harder-to-reach destinations growing, too. That includes the southwestern beach town of Cabo Rojo, which is …

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NCL Holds Keel Laying for Norwegian Encore Ship

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Norwegian Cruise Line has completed the keel-laying ceremony for its new Norwegian Encore ship, slated to debut in the fall of 2019. The new ship is part of Norwegian’s Breakaway-Plus class, with a planned capacity …

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A New All-Inclusive Is Coming to Grenada

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Sunwing Travel Group’s Royalton brand, which has been growing at an exceptionally fast pace in the Caribbean, is adding another resort in the region. Sunwing has announced plans to open the new all-inclusive Royalton Resort …

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Cayman Airways fleet

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Cayman Airways has added a new aircraft to its fleet, the company said this week. The Caymanian carrier has formally taken delivery of its new Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft from the Air Lease Corporation. …

St Maarten winair holidays

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Maarten-based regional carrier Winair is adding more new flights for the upcoming holiday season. The carrier is adding 24 additional seats for its St Maarten-Curacao flights on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Aruba flights …

st kitts cruise growth

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor St. Kitts and Nevis is seeing continued growth in its increasingly important cruise sector. The destination reports it is attracting more than one million passengers per season. “We are having bigger ships,” said Minister of Tourism, …

kingston jamaica art district

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica has made no secret of it plans to push tourism to its capital — and now Kingston is getting another important boost. An organization called Kingston Creative is planning to establish a major new …

riu all-inclusive cancun

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Riu’s highly-anticipated Costa Mujeres hotel has officially opened its doors in the Mexican Caribbean. The new all-inclusive Riu Palace Costa Mujeres is set on Playa Mujeres just north of Cancun’s Hotel Zone, with a total …

richard branson cruise terminal

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Virgin Voyages has more big plans in Miami. Virgin founder Sir Richard Branson and Miami officials have announced plans to build a dedicated Virgin Voyages cruise terminal at PortMiami, slated for completion in November 2021. …

caribbean people investment

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor It’s time for the region to make a greater investment in Caribbean people, according to Patricia Affonso-Dass, the new president of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association. Affonso-Dass, who will address this week’s 9th Tourism Human …

st maarten symphony of the seas

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Symphony of the Seas, the newest addition to the Royal Caribbean fleet, made its inaugural call to Port St. Maarten this week. This was the ship’s first port of call in the Eastern Caribbean after leaving …

los cabos chileno bay

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Los Cabos’ Chileno Bay Resort and Residences is expanding its current real estate offerings, breaking ground this month on its final phase of development.  Fourteen contemporary ocean view units will debut in 2020, including brand new …

all-inclusive st maarten

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The leading all-inclusive resort in St Maarten is set for a major reopening. The adults-only Sonesta Ocean Point resort is planning to reopen its doors on Dec. 15, according to the property. The property, which …

carnival mexico expansion

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Panorama ship is heading to California, part of a wider plan to expand its cruise offering along the coast of Mexico. The ship, which will be based in Long Beach, will …

bahamas grand lucayan renovation

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of The Bahamas is planning $3 million in immediate repairs and renovations to the Grand Lucayan resort complex in Grand Bahama. The government purchased the resort, much of which remains shuttered, earlier this …

Punta Cana Montego Bay Flights

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Canadian travel company Sunwing is adding new flights from the Caribbean out of Detroit this upcoming winter season. The new service will operate from Detroit Metropolitan Airport to both Montego Bay, Jamaica and Punta Cana …

barbados tourism booming

 By Guy Britton Few destinations have seen stronger growth over the last four years than Barbados, an island that has long been one of the Caribbean’s Meccas of elegance, luxury and charm. Much of that growth has been thanks to …

st maarten philipsburg

 By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s one of the Caribbean’s busiest cruise destinations – but when the ships depart and the sun goes down, Philipsburg, St Maarten tends to get quiet. A new project is looking to change that, however. Set …