carnival

Interview With Micky Arison, Chairman of Carnival Corporation

 Above: Micky Arison (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell MIAMI — Cruise tourism accounts for more than $2 billion a year to the Caribbean region, and no one knows more about it than Carnival Corporation Chairman Micky Arison (who also owns …

Carnival Sunshine Debuts in New Orleans

 Above: the new Carnival Sunshine By the Caribbean Journal staff The transformed Carnival Sunshine cruise ship set sail on its inaugural voyage from New Orleans to Cozumel and Grand Cayman this week. The 3,006-passenger ship underwent a $155 million, 75-day …

Carnival Conquest Makes First Call to British Virgin Islands

 Above: the Carnival Conquest in Tortola (GIS Photo/Ronnielle Frazer) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Carnival Conquest cruise ship made its first call to the British Virgin Islands on Thursday in Tortola. The ship was carrying almost 3,000 passengers and …

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 Above: the meeting in USVI (Photo: OG USVI) By the Caribbean Journal staff US Virgin Islands Governor John de Jongh recently held talks with Carnival Corporation CEO Arnold Donald and other officials on the state of the USVI market. The …

 Above: the Notting Hill Carnival By the Caribbean Journal staff The Notting Hill Carnival officially began Sunday in London, the 47th edition of one of the world’s most famous Caribbean diaspora festivals. The West London neighbourhood began with a procession …

 Above: Carnival in Antigua By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua concluded its 2013 Carnival celebrations in St John’s Tuesday night. The festival, which began at the end of July, was a whirlwind tour of the country’s arts, culture and music. …

 Above: Carnival in Antigua (Photo: GA) By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua has begun its 2013 carnival, with the revelry starting on the streets of St John’s on Saturday. With Mas bands, pageant contenders and steel bands, the twin-island country’s …

 Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica has been negotiating to bring more cruise ships to the island during the summer season, according to Tourism Minister Ian Douglas. The Minister, who recently returned from talks with cruise …

 Above: Carnival in Cap-Haitien (Photo: MT Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s government says it has not censored any songs or musicians at this year’s carnival, responding to media reports that some entertainers alleged they had been banned from …

 Above: Cap-Haitien (Photo: OP Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti officially began its carnival Sunday in the northern city of Cap-Haitien. The carnival follows last year’s national fete, which was held in the city of Les Cayes. Cap-Haitien recently …

 Above: carnival last year in Les Cayes (Photo: OP Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti has approved 2,224 bed-and-breakfast rooms to be used for guests visiting Cap-Haitien for carnival next week, the country’s Ministry of Tourism said Friday. The …

 Above: Dominica By Alexander Britell ST KITTS — Dominica is pushing its nature and ecological tourism product as it looks to improve air access to the country, according Colin Piper, Dominica’s Director of Tourism. Piper was speaking at a briefing …

 Above: Haiti’s Carnival of Flowers in Port-au-Prince (Photo: OP) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti President Michel Martelly and Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe have both expressed their satisfaction about the recently-concluded Carnival of Flowers in Port-au-Prince. Martelly thanked those who …

 Above: Carnival in Les Cayes (Photo: OP) By the Caribbean Journal staff After holding the country’s national carnival in Les Cayes this year for the first time, Haitian President Michel Martelly said he would like to see another city host …

 Above: Members of the Haitian National Police (UN Photo/Victoria Hazou) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Haitian government’s Office of the Secretary of State for Public Security announced the creation of a new security hotline for the country. The “177” …

 Above: several of the carnival kings and queens (Photo: OP) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti began its national carnival celebration in the city of Les Cayes Sunday. The celebrations, which followed last week’s fete in Jacmel, included the crowning …

 Above: Carnival in Jacmel (Photo: OP) By the Caribbean Journal staff Following last week’s carnival celebrations in Jacmel, Haiti is readying for its national carnival Sunday in the city of Les Cayes. The carnival celebration, which draws Haitians from around …

 Above: Carnival in Jacmel (Photo: OP) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Haitian city of Jacmel celebrated Carnival today, two years after its plans for similar celebrations were derailed by the earthquake. The carnival highlighted Jacmel, a city that is …