bahamas

Royal Caribbean Adding More Bahamas Cruises

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean International’s Enchantment of the Seas has returned to homeport in Port Canaveral, the cruise line announced this week. The 2,950-passenger Enchantment of the Seas had previously been homeported at Port Canaveral until 2016. …

Royal Caribbean’s $120 Million Cruise Ship Transformation

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean has returned its Mariner of the Seas ship to PortMiami following a $120 million transformation project. The ship, which will be sailing four-night weekday and three-night weekend cruises from Miami to The Bahamas, …

A New Caribbean Airlift Alliance

 By the Caribbean Journal staff In a significant boost for advocates of an improved Caribbean aviation sector, a new group has been formed to spearhead efforts at regional change. It’s called the Caribbean Airlift Alliance, and it’s a group of …

LATEST NEWS

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamas’ tourism sector has been having a banner year so far in 2018, and it’s getting another lift. American Airlines has announced plans to launch a new nonstop route between Chicago and Nassau, Caribbean …

beach hotels

 It’s one of the loveliest discoveries you can make in the Caribbean: the off-the-radar beach hotel, tucked away on its own little stretch of sand, charming and private, unpretentious and uncrowded. While the region teems with terrific beach hotels, some …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff American Airlines is expanding its service to the Bahamas this coming winter. The world’s largest airline has announced the planned launch of new flights between Charlotte and Marsh Harbour airport in Abaco. The new route, …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Atlantis Paradise Island megaresort on Paradise Island is expanding its marine programs to coincide with World Oceans Day. The new aquatic adventures include a five-day marine adventure summer camp; a twilight snorkel program that …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff In just its second year, the Caribbean305 event has become one of the country’s top Caribbean fetes for foodies. And it’s coming up soon. This year’s Caribbean305 returns to the Treetop Ballroom at Jungle Island …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean Journal took home one of the Caribbean’s most prestigious travel media awards at a gala dinner in New York this week. Caribbean Journal editor-in-chief Alexander Britell won the CTO’s Virtual Visitor Award for his …

Cat Island

 By Alexander Britell NEW YORK — Caribbean tourism has a new pace-setter. The Bahamas reported a whopping 18 percent surge in stopover visitors in the first quarter of 2018, the fastest rate of growth in the region. That was announced …

 By Guy Britton Long Island is on the edge. The eastern side of this island in The Bahamas plunges to depths of 1,000 feet right offshore; there are striking cliffs that stand up to the sea. The ocean meets the …

 By Dana Niland CJ Contributor It’s one of the Bahamas’ top honeymoon hotels — and it’s getting even sweeter. The all-inclusive Warwick Paradise Island Bahamas is inviting couples to celebrate their love in paradise with its revamped Honeymoon Packages. The Total …

 By Alexander Britell Another significant hotel project has broken ground in one of the Caribbean’s fastest-growing centers of hotel investment: Nassau. The $120 million “GoldWynn” project, set on the eastern end of Goodman’s Bay Beach, will be a five-story, boutique …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Delta Air Lines is expanding its service to The Bahamas this fall. The carrier has announced plans to add a second daily flight from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport to Nassau’s Lynden Pindling …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Vacation Express, which offers exclusive nonstop flights and vacation packages, will be offering flights from Detroit, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Newark, Baltimore, Cincinnati and Dallas to Grand Bahama this summer. “Today is a very good day for Grand …

 By Guy Britton The population of Clarence Town is 85, according to the most recent Bahamian census. But this tiny settlement on Long Island in The Bahamas has a secret — one of the world’s most incredible beaches. It’s a …

 By Alexander Britell and Guy Britton The sale of the Baha Mar last year was named the Transaction of the Year 2017 at the recent CHRIS Caribbean hotel investment summit in Miami. The transaction involved the 1,000-acre Baha Mar on …

 By Guy Britton It’s long been a paradise for flyfishermen: Long Island, the aptly-named 80-mile-long destination in the heart of The Bahamas. The island’s lee-side bays are nothing short of ground zero for flyfishermen, with some particularly large bonefish catches …