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This Cuba All-Inclusive Has a New Look

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Blue Diamond Resorts, one of the largest resort companies in Cuba, has completed the first phase of an extensive renovation project at its Memories Trinidad Del Bar all-inclusive hotel. The property’s makeover included the lobby, …

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Carnival Launches Charleston-Caribbean Cruises

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Cruise giant Carnival Cruise Line has launched its newest cruises out of the Port of Charleston. The company’s Carnival Sunshine, which recently underwent a $200 million makeover, had initially relaunched with a series of cruises …

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Caribbean-Mexico Hotel Construction Booming

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Hotel construction is booming in the Caribbean and Mexico right now, according to new data from analytics firm STR. The number of hotels in construction in the wider region is up 30.7 percent year over …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Luxury hotel brand Kempinski is adding a second hotel property in Cuba. The Swiss company, which debuted its five-star Gran Manzana Hotel Kempinski in Havana in 2017, will be opening a five-star luxury resort on …

caribbean film festival st barth

 By Alexander Britell The Caribbean’s best film fete is returning to the French Caribbean this year for what will be the 24th edition of the St Barth Film Festival. This year’s festival, which focuses on Caribbean and international film, will …

caribbean expansion posadas

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Mexico-based hotel giant Posadas is planning a major new resort destination in Mexico and the wider Caribbean. It’s called Tulkal, and it will feature multiple resorts, including a 515-room Fiesta Americana all-inclusive and a 340-room …

dominican republic hotel boom

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic is continuing a full-fledged hotel development boom, according to new data from hotel analytics firm STR. The Caribbean’s most popular tourism destination has a total of 6,200 rooms in construction right now, …

mexico all-inclusive barcelo

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Barcelo Hotels is planning to open a major new adults-only all-inclusive resort in Mexico. The new Barcelo Maya Riviera adults-only is slated to join the company’s existing Riviera Maya portfolio when it opens this December. …

norwegian ship transformation

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Norwegian Cruise Line has completed another major refurbishment project on one of its ships, this time the Norwegian Sky. The project, part of the line’s wider Norwegian Edge fleet enhancement program, entailed a three-week dry …

prince charles caribbean

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall are planning a major visit to the Caribbean later this month. Prince Charles and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall are heading to the Caribbean March 17 …

all-inclusive cuba new

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The largest hotel company in Cuba has added another major new all-inclusive to its portfolio: the Melia Internacional in Cuba’s tourism hub of Varadero. It’s a decidedly modern, innovative resort, immediately becoming perhaps the most …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The highly-anticipated Virgin Voyages just crossed a major threshold. It’s officially open for business. Sir Richard Branson’s new adults-only cruise line launched bookings on Thursday for its new-build Scarlet Lady ship, which will be sailing …

jamaica hotel project

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Spanish hotel chain H10 has launched construction on a 1,000-room hotel project in Jamaica. It will be the first-ever Jamaica hotel for the chain, which has a heavy presence in Cuba, Mexico and the Dominican …

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 …

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 …

dominican republic all-inclusive h10

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Punta Cana is home to another new hotel, following this week’s debut of the Ocean El Faro in Uvero Alto. The 618-room Dominican Republic all-inclusive is the latest by H10 Hotels; it will be followed …

cancun growing airport

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The region’s fastest growing airport is in the heart of the Mexican Caribbean. Cancun International Airport added a whopping 30 new air routes in the 2018 calendar year, according to officials from the state of …

punta cana beach hotels

 By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s been a busy few weeks for one of the biggest hotel companies in the Caribbean — and now Melia is at it again. Melia has unveiled the fruits of its $30 million project to …