Year: 2018

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Carnival Launching Four New Cruise Ships in 2019

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Carnival Corporation is launching four new cruise ships across three global brands this year. That includes new ships for Carnival Cruise Line, Costa Cruises and Princess Cruises. The new ships include Carnival Panorama, Sky Princess, …

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Puerto Rico Has a Stunning New Hotel: The O:LV Fifty Five

 By Alexander Britell The Condado neighborhood of San Juan, Puerto Rico has quietly become one of the Caribbean’s capitals of cool in recent years, with a diverse but uniformly sophisticated hotel offering and a modern, urban energy that’s largely unique …

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St Martin’s Top Luxury Resort Is Open Again

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Belmond La Samanna, the leading luxury resort in St Martin, is back on the scene. Following a restyle, the resort reopened its doors this week, just as Belmond was acquired by global luxury giant LVMH. The resort …

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air france new york guadeloupe

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Air France has named a new chief executive officer: Anne Rigail. Rigail, who had been serving as executive vice president – customer at Air France, will replace Benjamin Smith, who was appointed acting CEO of …

jamaica round hill

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of Jamaica’s signature hotels has unveiled some upgrades for the winter season. Jamaica’s Round Hill Hotel and Villas has completed the renovation of four villas, redesigned its lobby landscaping and add three new Har-Tru …

swoop jamaica

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Swoop, the new low-cost carrier by Canadian airline WestJet, is launching its first flights to the Caribbean. The new service from the Toronto area’s Hamilton International Airport to Montego Bay, which launched Sunday, Dec. 16, …

st vincent flights

 By the Caribbean Journal staff American Airlines’ new flights to the island of St Vincent have officially begun. The first nonstop flight from Miami to St Vincent’s Argyle International Airport touched down on Saturday, Dec. 15. The year-round service will …

anguilla resort

 By Alexander Britell It was the resort that started everything. When the Malliouhana made its debut on Meads Bay in the 1980s, it was a game-changer for Anguilla, in large part representing the birth of luxury tourism — and tourism in …

caribbean photo ocho rios

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Alain Déry, who sent in this beautiful shot of the beach at Mammee Bay near Ocho Rios in Jamaica. Have you taken a great photo in …

lvmh belmond

 By the Caribbean Journal staff In a move sure to shake up the global luxury hotel market, luxury group LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton has announced an agreement to acquire hotel brand Belmond. The purchase of Belmond shares represented an …

grand memories punta cana

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Two new Memories-branded hotels have officially debuted in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. Canadian travel giant Sunwing has announced the opening of the new Grand Memories Splash and the Grand Memories Punta Cana. The two new …

punta cana grand sirenis

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The rebranded Grand Sirenis Punta Cana is making its debut this weekend in the Dominican Republic. The former Sirenis Punta Cana Aquagames and Casino has completed a $30 million renovation, transformed into the new Grand …

umami burger baha mar

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Sbe has debuted another culinary concept at the SLS Baha Mar in Nassau. The hospitality group has opened its Umami Burger brand in a beachfront airstream trailer at the resort. It’s now the seventh sbe …

rum awards 2018

 It’s hard to believe that this year is the seventh annual edition of the Rum Awards, a celebration of rum that was one of the earliest innovations of Caribbean Journal. And it’s just as remarkable how much rum has changed …

abaco paradise

 By Guy Britton It’s a short boat ride to Tahiti Beach from Elbow Cay. But when you get to this secret sandbar you’ve truly found paradise, here in the heart of the Abaco chain of The Bahamas.  It’s a thin, …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of Mexico City’s leading hotels has been sold. The JW Marriott Mexico City was purchased from Host Hotels and Resorts by an affiliate of Walton Street Capital, according to JLL Hotels and Hospitality, which …

princess cruises mexico

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Princess Cruises is set to bring its Royal Princess cruise ship to the Port of Los Angeles. Beginning March 23, the 3,560-passenger ship will homeport in Los Angeles, following a renovation project that added new …

turks and caicos golf

 By Alexander Britell You spot David Feherty’s mug the moment you reach the baggage claim in Providenciales, urging you to try the Provo Golf Club. Feherty, the affable former pro golfer and current Golf Channel personality and commentator, who was named a few years …