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Carnival Venezia Kicks Off Caribbean Cruises From New York 

Carnival Cruise Line’s newest ship has launched its first-ever Caribbean cruises from New York City. The new Carnival Venezia is home-porting at the Manhattan Cruise Terminal.  It’s the product of a new initiative by Carnival to deploy Italy’s Costa Cruises […]

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New York’s Bemelmans Bar Is Traveling to The Bahamas 

For the first time ever, New York’s iconic Bemelmans Bar is hitting the road.  The storied Madison Avenue hangout is “taking” its iconic murals by Ludwig Bemelmans (the creator of Madeline) and its famous cocktails and heading to the Rosewood […]

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Carnival Relaunching Caribbean Cruises From New York

Carnival Cruise Line is set to relaunch its Caribbean cruise operations out of New York’s Manhattan Cruise Terminal. The company’s Carnival Magic cruise ship officially arrived in New York this week, with an initial four-day cruise to Bermuda. That will […]

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MSC Is Launching Another New Caribbean Cruise Ship

MSC Cruises is set to launch its newest cruise ship for the Caribbean, with plans to ultimately homeport in New York. The MSC Seascape will hold its naming ceremony in Manhattan on Dec. 7, 2022, with film legend Sophia Loren […]

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Bermuda Expands Pre-Testing Options

Bermuda has expanded its pre-testing options for travelers to the island.  The Atlantic island has launched a program with Costco that offers in-store PCR saliva test kits, along with an OpenClear testing service in Midtown Manhattan.  The Costco program is […]

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Why We Bought a One-Way Ticket to Anguilla

If you haven’t gotten around to visiting Anguilla as yet, imagine an island the size of Manhattan with the population of just two high-rises, surrounded by 33 sugary white beaches, lapped by stunning turquoise waters ‒ with temps in the […]

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The Caribbean’s “Billionaires’ Playground” Is Making a Comeback

It’s tucked away at the far northeastern corner of the Caribbean, a protected harbor they sometimes call the Billionaires’ Playground. But what’s here is both priceless and accessible, a Mecca for all those who love the sea, all those drawn […]

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Jamaica Has a New Hotspot in Negril

By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the coolest bars in New York has officially opened its doors in Jamaica. Miss Lily’s, the Jamaican eatery from Manhattan, has opened a new outpost at the hip Skylark Negril Beach Resort. The […]

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A New Culinary Tour at This Cancun Resort

By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s a new culinary experience to try in Cancun. Cancun’s Seadust Cancun Family Resort has launched a new “gastronomic tour” that is now running through December, the property told Caribbean Journal. The newest culinary tour […]

New York’s Casa Nonna Comes to Aruba

By the Caribbean Journal staff Popular New York City eatery Casa Nonna has made its Caribbean debut. The Manhattan Theater District institution, which means “Grandmother’s House” in Italian, has officially opened at the Ritz-Carlton, Aruba. The property has an upscale […]

Norwegian Escape to Debut Spring 2018 in New York

By the Caribbean Journal staff Norwegian Cruise Line’s highly-anticipated Norwegian Escape cruise ship is coming to New York in the spring of 2018, the company announced. The ship will be homeporting in Manhattan, with seven day cruises to Bermuda during […]

New York Eatery Casa Nonna Coming to Ritz-Carlton Aruba

By the Caribbean Journal staff Celebrated New York eatery Casa Nonna is coming to Aruba. Casa Nonna, the Italian dining destination just south of Manhattan’s Theater District, is set to open early next year at the Ritz-Carlton, Aruba. The restaurant […]

Antigua’s Jumby Bay Now Offers CrossFit

Antigua’s private-island resort, Jumby Bay, has launched a pioneering new Crossfit program. The program, ICE NYC at Jumby Bay, is the result of a partnership with New York-based Crossfit studio ICE NYC. The program is led by ICE’s most elite […]

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The Top 5 Islands For Sale in the Caribbean Right Now

While the dream of owning an island has captured the imagination of people the world over, if you visit the Caribbean you see that it isn’t just a fantasy. Yes, there are Caribbean islands for sale across the region, tropical […]

Norwegian Epic Returns to Sailing Following Shipwide Enhancements

By the Caribbean Journal staff Norwegian Epic has reentered service following a series of shipwide enhancements. The ship was in a three week dry dock. IT will be homeport at Port Canaveral in the fall of 2016. Norwegian’s second-largest ship […]

How Do You Define Caribbean Luxury?

What does luxury mean in the Caribbean? Is it tranquility? Is it sheer beauty? Is it service? What does luxury mean in the new travel era? Is there such  thing as “Caribbean” luxury? To find out, we talked to some of […]

Rum Journal: The Caribbean Has a New Speakeasy (And It’s All-Inclusive)

Above: The Rabbit Hole (All photos by CJ) OCHO RIOS — “I’m sober.” It’s true at precisely that moment. Somewhat true. But the statement has no value for its veracity. It’s the password. Two gentlemen in fedoras and sunglasses wave […]

Harlem’s Great New Caribbean Restaurant (With Some Cape Cod, Too)

Above: Lolo’s (Photos by CJ and Joey Pasion) By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor HARLEM — Reggae’s pumping from the speakers overhead, and I can’t help but nod my head to the beat as I chew on a slice of fried […]

Rum Journal: Finding the Perfect Bar on a Caribbean Cruise Ship

Above: the Ensemble Lounge (All photos by CJ) MONDAY night in a dimly-lit bar. Slow jazz plays. There are high-backed chairs and muted conversations. The bartenders mix and pour and mix again. Then the whole room moves. Not a lot, […]

Nevis Premier Heads to New York For Alexander Hamilton Celebration

Above: the Alexander Hamilton house in Nevis (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Nevis Premier Vance Amory is heading to New York this week to take part in the annual celebration of the birthday of American Founding Father Alexander […]

Son of Suriname President Arrested on Drug Trafficking Charges

Above: Dino Bouterse By the Caribbean Journal staff Dino Bouterse, the 40-year-old son of current Suriname President Desi Bouterse, has been arrested on drug trafficking charges in Panama, according to Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District […]

Bringing Travelers to Haiti

By Alexander Britell After years of neglect, Haiti’s tourism sector is picking up steam again — with new flights from companies like JetBlue and the addition of tour packages for the first time from outlets like Canada’s Transat. While the […]

Growing the “Guadeloupe Islands” Brand

Above: Gosier, Guadeloupe (All photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell Despite its proximity to the United States, the French department of Guadeloupe remains under the radar for most American travelers. That’s starting to change, however. In November, Guadeloupe opened a […]

Grenada’s New York Consulate Helping Diaspora Affected by Sandy

Above: Grenada Consul General Derrick James helping with cleanup in Brooklyn By the Caribbean Journal staff While Hurricane Sandy took a severe turn through the Caribbean, it has also impacted those Caribbean nationals living in New York and its surroundings […]

Jamaica’s Christopher Coke Sentenced to Maximum 23 Years in Prison

Above: Jamaican strongman Christopher Coke (FP) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaican strongman Christopher Coke has been sentenced to 23 years in prison by US District Judge Robert Patterson. Coke, the leader of the international criminal organization called the “Shower […]

A “Huge Difference” in Haiti, United Nations Development Chief Says

Above: Haitian President Michel Martelly with UNDP Chief Helen Clark (UN Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti has made progress in rebuilding the country following the January 2010 earthquake, according to United Nations Development Chief Helen Clark. Clark was […]


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