Month: November 2018

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All-Inclusive Riu Palace Tropical Bay Reopens

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Riu has reopened another all-inclusive hotel in the Caribbean. The latest Riu property to undergo a major renovation is the all-inclusive Riu Palace Tropical Bay in Negril, part of a widespread upgrade push across the …

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Celebrity Edge Set to Debut in Fort Lauderdale

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The highly-anticipated new Celebrity Edge ship is set to arrive at her new home in Fort Lauderdale’s Port Everglades cruise port on Monday, Nov. 19. Celebrity Cruises’ newest ship will join the company’s fleet on Monday, …

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The Grand Case Beach Club Is Open Again in St Martin

 By Alexander Britell It’s long been one of the most beloved hotels anywhere in the Caribbean. And now, after an inspiring comeback in the wake of Hurricane Irma, St Martin’s Grand Case Beach Club has finally reopened its doors. The …

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UAE Caribbean Cooperation

 By Alexander Britell A major Caribbean conference is coming to the United Arab Emirates. The first-ever UAE & Caribbean Cooperation Forum will take place in Dubai from Nov. 24 to 26, looking to “explore potential to boost economic cooperation between …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Carnival Cruise Line has officially cut the first steel on its newest ship, set to be the first-ever ship in North America operating on liquefied natural gas. The ship, which will be the largest ship …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff An already strong year for Antigua and Barbuda tourism continues to improve, according to the latest numbers from the twin-island destination’s Ministry of Tourism. Antigua saw 52,491 stayover visitors in the third quarter, an 8.56 …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Small-ship cruise line Windstar Cruises is planning a new $250 million fleet upgrade project, the company said. The multi-year “Star Plus Initiative” will “impact and enhance” all aspects of the experience on the brand’s Star-Class …

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 By Alexander Britell MARTINIQUE — There’s nothing else like this. Sure, I’ve seen some far-out hotels in my Caribbean travels, from solar-powered dune-side tents to three-walled sanctuaries, but this is another level. There are just three rooms here, set in the …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Fresh off its reopening late last month, St Barth’s legendary Nikki Beach is planning another big party: Thanksgiving. The St Jean beach club will host its first-ever Thanksgiving feast this year, with everything from traditional …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica, like many Caribbean destinations, has long talked about courting more tourism from Latin America. Now, it’s about to get a lot of help in that regard. Leading Latin American carrier LATAM Airlines Group has …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Delta Air Lines is expanding its service to the island of St Croix for the upcoming holiday season. US Virgin Islands Commissioner of Tourism Beverly Nicholson-Doty confirmed that Delta would be operating daily flights from …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Carnival Cruise Line is planning to launch its first-ever cruises from New York to Cuba in 2020. The Carnival Radiance cruise ship will undertake the first voyages from New York as part of a wider …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff JetBlue saw a traffic surge at the beginning of the fourth quarter, according to newly-released data from the New York City-based carrier. JetBlue reported just under 4.06 billion revenue passenger miles in October, which represented …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff A wave of celebrities descended upon Puerto Rico this weekend to mark the grand reopening of Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve. The ultra-luxe resort reopened last month after having shuttered in the wake of Hurricane …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s a whole new way to go all-inclusive in the Caribbean’s most popular destination. Viva Wyndham is expanding its all-inclusive in the Dominican Republic destination of Samana. The adults-only Viva Wyndham V Samana is planning …

Curtain Bluff Antigua

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua’s Curtain Bluff has unveiled a series of upgrades this year following a large-scale $13 million renovation project in 2017. The all-inclusive luxury resort has completed cosmetic upgrades to all of its one-bedroom Bluff Suites, …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines is planning a big expansion to the Caribbean island of Jamaica, Caribbean Journal has learned. The carrier, which has been significantly ramping up its flight network in the Caribbean, will be …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The under-the-radar Mexican destination of Isla Holbox has a major new addition. Sunwing has announced the debut of the new Mystique Blue Suites, a beachfront resort with 38 suites. The new Mexico property is the …