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Holland America’s New Cruises to Mexico

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Holland America will be sailing 20 cruises across the Mexican Riviera in the upcoming 2019-2020 cruise season. That includes 20 cruises across three ships, led by a series of seven-day itineraries aboard the line’s Oosterdam …

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Norwegian Transforms Another Ship

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Norwegian Cruise Line has completed another major refurbishment project on one of its ships, this time the Norwegian Sky. The project, part of the line’s wider Norwegian Edge fleet enhancement program, entailed a three-week dry …

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Antigua Is Getting Its First Overwater Bungalows

 By Alexander Britell It’s already Antigua’s most anticipated hotel opening of 2019 — but now the soon-to-debut Royalton Antigua Resort and Spa has announced another major component. The 294-room all-inclusive hotel will include Antigua’s first-ever overwater bungalows set on Antigua’s Deep …

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maroon 5 curacao

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The world-famous Maroon 5 and frontman Adam Levine are coming to Curaçao this summer for the island’s annual Curaçao North Sea Jazz Festival. Maroon 5 will join a star-studded lineup that already includes Ozuna, Gladys …

port canaveral carnival

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Carnival Cruise Line has big plans in Port Canaveral. The cruise giant has officially broken ground on a new $163 million cruise complex called Cruise Terminal 3. The new terminal, called the “Launch Pad,” will …

st kitts tourism sizzling

 By Alexander Britell Buoyed by increased airlift and sizzling hotel development, St Kitts and its sister island of Nevis are seeing a surge in tourism so far in 2019. The destination has seen a 15.3 percent increase in air arrivals …

dominica geothermal

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the Caribbean’s most ambitious green energy projects is getting a major boost from the World Bank. The global institution has approved a $27 million project to support the construction of a 7mw geothermal …

winair dutch caribbean

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Maarten-based regional airline Winair is expanding its presence in the Dutch Caribbean. The carrier, which first introduced flights in Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao last year, will be increasing its service between Aruba, Curacao and …

jamaica tourism digital

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Jamaica Tourist Board has a new marketing director to lead its digital-focused push. Donovan White, Jamaica’s Director of Tourism, has announced the appointment of Camile Glenister as the JTB’s new Deputy Director of Tourism …

cayman islands boutique hotel

 By Alexander Britell What has quickly become one of the Caribbean’s hottest hotel markets has added another new property to its portfolio. The Cayman Islands has welcomed the debut of a new boutique hotel called Locale, Grand Cayman, a 42-room …

bahamas solar park

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Continuing a push toward green energy, The Bahamas just installed a new solar park at its Thomas A. Robinson national stadium. The new park, which also includes a carport and two electric vehicle charging stations, …

bvi regatta

 By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s a reason the British Virgin Islands has long been the Caribbean capital of sailing. And now the archipelago’s world-class sailing offering is on display again with the upcoming BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival. …

puerto rico caribe hilton

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of Puerto Rico’s most iconic hotels is set to complete a significant transformation project. San Juan’s legendary Caribe Hilton will debut a more than $100 million dollar makeover on May 15. The hotel is …

st maarten ashanti

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A group of music superstars will be headlining a concert to celebrate the 50th anniversary of St Maarten Carnival. That includes Ashanti, Keyshia Cole and Ja Rule, who will take the stage at the “Soulful …

costa rica melia hotel

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Melia is returning to Costa Rica. The Spanish hotel giant has signed a deal to rebrand the Hotel Tamarindo Diria Beach Resort as the new Sol Tamarindo. The rebranding will take effect Aug. 1, according …

st thomas nonstop flights

 By Alexander Britell and Dana Niland St Thomas is getting a big airlift boost this summer — and it looks like the start of a trend. The flight expansion will be highlighted by the addition of a second daily nonstop …

anguilla food festival

 By the Caribbean Journal staff It has long been one of the Caribbean’s most celebrated culinary destinations, and now Anguilla is raising its game again. The island has launched a new culinary celebration called Extraordinary Eats, a two-week festival highlighting …

jetblue strong start

 By the Caribbean Journal staff JetBlue is off to a surging start so far in 2019, according to the New York City-based carrier’s latest numbers. The company reported 3.913 billion revenue passenger miles in February, a 6 percent traffic surge …