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antigua cruise surging

Antigua’s Cruise Sector Is Surging

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua and Barbuda’s cruise sector is seeing a surge in traffic, and officials are “buoyant” about what’s ahead in 2019. “The 2018 cruise tourism’s performance was an historic achievement,” said Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Minister …

bermuda tourism strong

Another Solid Year For Bermuda Tourism

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Bermuda tourism is as strong as it has been in years, according to new data from the Bermuda Tourism Authority. The island saw an 11.7 percent increase in leisure air arrivals in 2018, with a total …

st maarten cruise boom

St Maarten Is Seeing a Cruise Boom

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor As St Maarten’s tourism comeback, one sector is already performing better than ever: the cruise industry. Port St Maarten reported over 1.5 million cruise passengers in 2018, according to new data from the port. Over the …

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st croix cruise pier

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The US Virgin Islands Port Authority is exploring an opportunity to increase cruise passenger visits to the island of St Croix. The plan would be to modify the Ann E. Abramson Marine Facility in Frederiksted …

grand bahama carnival

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Carnival Cruise Line is planning what officials are calling a “mega” cruise port in Freeport, Grand Bahama. The “Grand Port” project is slated for completion in late 2021. according to a statement from the government …

virgin voyages caribbean destinations

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Virgin Voyages’ highly-anticipated debut is getting closer, and now Sir Richard Branson’s revolutionary adults-only cruise brand is adding two more new destinations to its portfolio. Virgin Voyages, which announced Havana, Cuba as its first port …

princess cruise balconies

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Cruise line Princess Cruises is planning to debut what it’s calling the largest private balconies in at sea, the company said this week. The brand’s new Sky Suites will launch onboard the new Sky Princess …

cayman islands tourism pace

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Cayman Islands is seeing torrid tourism growth, according to the latest numbers from the destination’s Department of Tourism. The Cayman Islands reported 463,001 stayover visitors in 2018, a jump of 10.66 percent — meaning …

caribbean upbeat tourism

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Saint Lucia is planning to build a second cruise port on the island, according to Prime Minister Allen Chastanet. The plan for the “southern” cruise port would be near the Hewanorra International Airport in Vieux …

carnival mardi gras ship

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Carnival Cruise Line has revealed the first look at its highly-anticipated new Mardi Gras ship. The ship, named as a nod to the line’s first ship in 1972, has already launched construction. The 20-deck ship, …

caribbean photo st thomas

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Stephen Roth of Kansas City, Missouri, who sent in this lovely shot of Charlotte Amalie in St Thomas, taken from his balcony aboard the Norwegian Bliss cruise …

st martin cigar shop

 By Alexander Britell MARIGOT — No matter where you are in the Caribbean (outside of Cuba of course), it’s rarely easy to find great Cuban cigars. That includes most of the region’s top cruise destinations, where, even if you can …

Bahamas MSC Ocean Cay

 By the Caribbean Journal staff MSC Cruises has revealed more details at its new, soon-to-launch Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve private island destination. The new cruise stop in The Bahamas will officially debut Nov. 9, according to the company. The …

british virgin islands cruise

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The British Virgin Islands’ cruise sector is continuing what has been a remarkable comeback from the storms of 2017. The BVI is projecting 524,928 cruise passengers for the 2018-2019 season, concentrated of course at the …

jamaica record growth

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica set another record for overall visitor arrivals in 2018, according to the country’s Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett. The island welcomed 4.31 million combined cruise and stayover visitors last year, a new record for …

saint lucia cruise

 By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s been a busy holiday cruise season for Port Castries in Saint Lucia. The harbor has seen as much as five ships in port per day since the middle of December, officials told Caribbean Journal. …

st maarten cruise continued

 By the Caribbean Journal staff After an impressive recovery from Hurricane Irma in 2018, St Maarten is expecting another big year for its all-important cruise industry in 2019. And Port St Maarten is hitting the ground running, with six ships …

st maarten busiest cruise

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Maarten just had its busiest cruise day of the year, according to Port St Maarten. Just in time for Boxing Day, the destination welcomed seven cruise ships. Six vessels were moored at the two …