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Virgin Voyages Postpones Launch to July, First Sailing to August

 Richard Branson’s new cruise line, Virgin Voyages, has announced the “proactive” postponement of its official launch until July, in light of the novel coronavirus.  The launch of the adults-only cruise brand’s Scarlet Lady cruise ship is now scheduled to take …

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Royal Caribbean Buys Grand Lucayan Hotel in The Bahamas

 A partnership between Royal Caribbean International and Bahamas Port Investments has purchased the Grand Lucayan Resort on Grand Bahama in The Bahamas.  The government of The Bahamas was the seller of the property, which it had originally purchased the resort …

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The Caribbean Just Set an All-Time Record for Visitor Arrivals

 The Caribbean region set an all-time record for visitor arrivals in 2019, according to a new report from the Barbados-based Caribbean Tourism Organization. Stayover arrivals to the Caribbean totaled 31.5 million, the highest total in the region’s history. That represented …

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royal caribbean st maarten calls

 The Port of St Maarten will get a boost this year with a series of additional calls by cruise giant Royal Caribbean. Royal Caribbean has modified its regional itineraries by adding 15 new stops in St Maarten this year. That …

bahamas Moet Chandon

 Champagne brand Moët & Chandon has opened its first-ever Moët & Chandon Ice Bar on Norwegian Cruise Line’s Great Stirrup Cay in The Bahamas.  The new outpost is part of Great Stirrup Cay’s new “Silver Cove” destination, with outdoor seating, direct beach …

american airlines grand bahama

 In a tremendously important step for Grand Bahama’s post-Dorian recovery, American Airlines has officially resumed its flights to the island.  American has relaunched daily nonstop flights between Miami and Freeport, Grand Bahama.  “American has proudly served the Bahamas for more …

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 Royal Caribbean International is bringing its first-ever “Royal Beach Club” to the fast-growing cruise destination of Antigua.  Royal Caribbean and the government of Antigua and Barbuda have signed an agreement for the new beach destination, which is slated to break …

virgin voyages cruise ship

 In a huge milestone for Sir Richard Branson’s new cruise line, Virgin Voyages has officially taken delivery of its first-ever cruise ship, Scarlet Lady.  Scarlet Lady will be homeporting in Miami for a series of Caribbean cruises beginning in March.  …

royal caribbean bahamas

 Royal Caribbean’s Perfect Day at CocoCay private destination in The Bahamas has added a new beach club.  It’s called Coco Beach Club, and it’s the final phase of the $250 million project that first debuted last year.  The new beach …

regent seven seas cruise ship

 Luxury cruise line Regent Seven Seas has taken delivery of its newest cruise ship, Seven Seas Splendor.  The 735-foot-long, 55,254-gross-ton ship will be making its maiden voyage to Miami this week before launching a series of itineraries in the Caribbean …

montserrat tourism milestone

 Strong cruise growth has helped the tiny island of Montserrat to set top a significant tourism milestone.  For the first time since the eruption of Montserrat’s Soufriere Hills Volcano in 1995, Montserrat welcomed more than 20,000 cruise and stayover visitors …

caribbean cruise antigua

 Antigua and Barbuda may be breaking tourism records for stopover arrivals — but it’s also quietly becoming a major new Caribbean cruise power.  The Eastern Caribbean destination, which now has a partnership with Global Ports Holding, the world’s largest cruise …

puerto rico air

 Puerto Rico, like its people, is warm, hospitable and resilient. A melting pot of Spanish, Taino Indian and African cultures, cuisine and breathtaking nature leaves travelers breathless, and yet, whether it’s your first or tenth time visiting, the island always …

st maarten hotel new

 St Maarten’s tourism rebirth has continued with the debut of the island’s newest hotel: the Adonis Cupecoy. The Adonis is the first new-build hotel to open its doors since Hurricane Irma, with a setting in Cupecoy, just south of the …

royal caribbean ship

 Royal Caribbean’s newest cruise ship will make its debut in the Caribbean in November.  The new Odyssey of the Seas will launch in the Mediterranean this summer before heading to Fort Lauderdale for its first Caribbean sailings in November.  Odyssey …

carnival cruise ships

 Carnival Corporation is launching four new cruise ships this year, the company announced this week.  That will include the new Iona for P&O Cruises UK; Enchanted Princess for Princess Cruises; Mardi Gras for Carnival Cruise Line and Costa Firenze for …

st kitts cruise surge

 St Kitts’ cruise sector continues to surge.  The island, which was recently named Caribbean Cruise Destination of the Year in the Caribbean Travel Awards, welcomed four cruise ships on Christmas Eve.  That meant a total of 13,000 visitors, including passengers …

st thomas cigar lounge charlotte amalie

 In a boost for locals and visitors to one of the Caribbean’s busiest cruise ports, St Thomas will soon be home to a brand-new cigar lounge.  It’s called The Pelican Shop, and it will be set in St Thomas’ A.H. …