Month: October 2019

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Another New Carnival Cruise Ship

 Carnival Cruise Line has taken delivery of another new cruise ship, the company announced this week.  The new Carnival Panorama is the 27th ship in the brand’s fleet, and the third in the company’s Vista class of ships.  Carnival Panorama …

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Historic Dominican Republic Hotel Names New GM

 The historic Hodelpa Nicolas de Ovando hotel in the Dominican Republic has named a new general manager, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The property, set in a centuries-old corner of Santo Domingo’s charming Colonial Zone, has tapped Luigi Di Ciaccio to …

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A New Five-Star Resort in the French Caribbean

 It was long the best resort in Guadeloupe, but now the chic La Toubana resort has taken things to another level.  La Toubana, set in the hip beach town of Sainte Anne, has officially become the first five-star resort in …

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 There’s a major new culinary destination in one of the Caribbean’s most beloved beach towns.  New York couple John and Sarah Joyce are launching The Danforth this week, a new eatery in the beach town of Coral Bay in St …

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 Norwegian Cruise Line has taken delivery of its new Norwegian Encore cruise ship in Germany.  The 1,100-foot-long, 170,000-gross-ton ship has a capacity of nearly 4,000 guests.  The ship will launch this fall in Miami, with seven-day Caribbean cruises, before launching …

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 A new $150 million Margaritaville resort project is coming to the Dominican Republic.  The new Margaritaville Island Reserve by Karisma Cap Cana has broken ground in the tony Cap Cana section of Punta Cana.  The all-inclusive property is the first-ever …

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 Carnival Cruise Line has brought its completely transformed Sunrise ship for a season of new Caribbean cruises out of Fort Lauderdale.  Carnival Sunrise officially launched its season of four and five-day Caribbean cruises this week. Each four-day cruise will be …

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 St Barth’s iconic Le Sereno hotel has officially reopened for the season with a host of updates and upgrades to the luxury beach property.  The changes include the addition of four brand-new design-driven Suite Piscines, along with a new Michelin-starred …

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 St Barth’s most iconic resort is making its long-awaited comeback this month.  The Oetker Collection’s Eden Rock St Barths is set for its official reopening on Nov. 20, according to the company.  The resort, set on the spectacular St Jean …

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 The recently-expanded Malliouhana, Auberge Resorts Collection resort in Anguilla is set to reopen for the season this week.  The luxury Meads Bay-area resort will relaunch Nov. 1 with a total of 63 rooms, an expansion from its prior total of …

spirit airbus expansion

 Spirit Airlines, which has been one of the fastest-growing carriers in the Caribbean in the last several years, is planning a major fleet expansion.  The low-cost airline has signed a memorandum of understanding for 100 new Airbus planes, with a …

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 November is one of our favorite times of year to travel to the Caribbean. The weather is glorious, the crowds are less and the deals are plenty. But it’s also close enough to peak season that you’ll still get much …

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 The island of Bermuda has long been one of the wider region’s greatest golf destinations.  But for all of its golfing heritage and acclaim, it’s never held an annual PGA Tour event — until now.  This week will see the first-ever …

st maarten sonesta

 Sonesta has completed its high-profile relaunch of its two major St Maarten resorts, the Sonesta Maho Beach Resort and the Sonesta Ocean Point Resort.  In a statement this week, Sonesta Resorts St Maarten said the dual-property complex was now “fully …

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 There’s a moment on this trip when you take it all in, when you look around at the glory of this place and stop to savor it.  We have been fortunate enough to have made the journey around the British …

costa rica klm

 Costa Rica’s tourism sector is about to get a major boost from Europe. European carrier KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is launching new flights to Costa Rica, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The air giant is launching four flights per week from …

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 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Jevon Hills, who sent in this stunning shot of Dunn’s River Falls in Jamaica.  Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com with CPOTW in the …

st maarten nonstop klm

 KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is officially relaunching its flights from Amsterdam to St Maarten.  The Dutch carrier suspended its nonstop flights to the island in the wake of Hurricane Irma in 2017, instead operating flights in combination with its Curacao …