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Bahamas Begins Work on $250 Million Redevelopment of Nassau Cruise Port

 The redevelopment of the Nassau Cruise Port in The Bahamas has officially kicked off.  The $250 million project began with the demolition of the former Bahamas Customs Warehouse.  Global Ports Holding, the largest cruise port operator in the world, is …

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AMResorts’ Colette Baruth on What’s Next for All-Inclusive

 By Joe Pike, Special Contributor Colette Baruth, senior vice president of global commerce and distribution for AMResorts, is an avid cruise fan, but that didn’t keep her from humbly admitting the industry’s expected slow period could benefit the all-inclusive hotel …

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Antigua Resumes Construction on Port Transformation Project in St John’s

 Construction Antigua’s new pier at Heritage Quay in St John’s is moving “full speed ahead,” officials told Caribbean Journal Invest.  The new pier, which is being built by Meridian Construction, is about 60 percent complete, according to David Corbella, principal …

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 P&O Cruises is extending its pause in operations until Oct. 15, the company announced in a statement.  P&O Cruises, whose global cruise network includes sailings in the Caribbean, said it was working “in close coordination with all relevant public health …

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 Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line is now planning to relaunch sailings on July 25, the company said.  Cruises on its Grand Celebration ship will resume July 25, while its Grand Classica ship will relaunch on Oct. 2.  The company has pushed …

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 Whether there’s a significant storm and it’s time to rebuild, or a developer is trying to build on a remote Caribbean location, there’s one essential need that isn’t easy to find: housing for the workforce. Since 2007, Gulf Land Structures …

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 While COVID-19 has impacted the destination’s tourism sector, Antigua and Barbuda officials say it is continuing to construct a fifth cruise berth, which will be ready at the beginning of the upcoming winter tourist season.  The $80 million, 30-year agreement …

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 Boutique cruise line Windstar Cruises is planning a return to the Caribbean in November, according to the company.  While it will actually resume cruising in September with a sailing in Tahiti, its first Caribbean cruise is planned on Wind Surf …

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 Cruise giant Royal Caribbean has extended the suspension of its sailings through July 31, the company announced in a statement.  The cruise pause had initially been slated to run through June 11.   Royal Caribbean said it expected to return …

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 Princess Cruises is canceling its summer Caribbean cruise season amid the pandemic.  The move is part of a wider extension of its pause of global cruise operations, which will apply through the remaining 2020 summer season.  “As the world is …

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 Carnival Cruise Line has announced a plan to “phase-in service,” with its first cruises slated to resume on Aug. 1. The cruise brand made the announcement while also revealing all cruises in North America from June 27 to July 31 …

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 Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line, which has long operated cruises from Florida to The Bahamas, says it plans to resume sailings on June 13.  The company will be relaunching its Grand Celebration ship on that date; its Grand Classica cruise ship …

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 Jamaica is creating a “tourism recovery task force” in a bid to help the country’s industry recover from the coronavirus pandemic.  The task force will consist of two layers of partners with a mission to “provide a recovery and growth …

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 Cruise company Holland America Line has extended its pause of global cruise operations to June 30, the company announced.  The moves comes amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, with all sailings scheduled to depart through June 30 having been canceled.  The …

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 Jamaica tourism officials anticipate that the tourism industry could begin to recover in five months, according to Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett.  “I think at about September, we will begin to see the turnaround and I think borders will begin to …

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 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has extended its “No Sail Order” for all cruise ships amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.  “We are working with the cruise line industry to address the health and safety of crew at sea …

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 Italy-based global cruise line Costa Cruises has extended the suspension of its cruise operations to May 30, the company announced in a statement.  The company made the move “Due to the continuation of the emergency situation linked to the global …

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 Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line says it is planning to resume sailings on May 8, the company said this week.  Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line, which operates cruises to destinations in The Bahamas including Grand Bahama and Nassau, has canceled its sailings …