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MSC’s New Cuba Cruises

 By the Caribbean Journal staff MSC Cruises is bringing its MSC Armonia cruise ship to Miami, with plans to launch a new series of itineraries that include stops in Cuba. Beginning Dec. 10, the Armonia will sail seven-night voyages in …

A New Kind of Luxury Cruise to Cuba

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor There’s a new level of luxury cruise to Cuba — more immersive, with even more Cuban destinations. To meet what it called “luxury travelers’ growing interest in exploring Cuba beyond Havana,” Regent Seven Seas Cruises has …

Expedia Reporting Jump in Cuba Hotel Demand

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Demand is rising for hotel accommodations in Cuba, according to a new report from global travel giant Expedia. Since May of last year, Expedia says it has seen increased demand for Cuba accommodations, with growth …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff AccorHotels is adding a new hotel in the Caribbean, this time in Havana. The company has announced plans to debut its SO/Sofitel brand in Cuba’s capital, with the new SO/ Havana Paseo del Prado set to debut …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Cruise line Holland America Line will be sailing more than 100 cruises to the Caribbean from October through April 2019, the company said this week. The cruises range from three to 21-day itineraries, across eight …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Norwegian Cruise Line is adding even more cruises to Cuba next year, the company said this week. The company’s Norwegian Sun ship will return to Port Canaveral in April 2019 with more Cuba itineraries, after …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Fast-expanding Southwest Airlines has added another daily flight to the Caribbean. The carrier has officially launched a third daily nonstop flight between Fort Lauderdale and Havana, Cuba. Southwest now operates a total of three daily …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Ultra-luxe cruise line Regent Seven Seas is expanding its Cuba cruises in a big way. The line’s new Seven Seas Splendor ship will make a splash in its inaugural year, sailing a total of nine …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic’s hotel construction pipeline continues to grow, according to the latest report from hotel analytics firm STR. There are now 4,447 hotel rooms in construction in the Dominican Republic, representing about 6.3 percent …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Luxury small-ship cruise line Seabourn is getting into the Cuba business. The cruise line has announced that it has received approval to begin sailing to Cuba from both Miami and San Juan, Puerto Rico. The …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Canadian travel giant Sunwing has added another new nonstop route to the Caribbean. The company has announced the planned launch of new nonstop flights between Thunder Bay, Ontario and Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Delta Air Lines is adding a second nonstop flight from Miami to Havana, the carrier announced. The new service to Cuba will run five times a week on Airbus A320 aircraft, with 16 seats in …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff JetBlue is expanding to Cuba — again. The New York City-based carrier has announced plans to launch new flights from Boston to Havana, along with an increase in flights to Havana from Fort Lauderdale. The …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Canadian travel giant Sunwing is expanding again in the Caribbean, with increased service to the region out of Val-d’Or, Quebec. In addition to nonstop flights to both Cancun in the Mexican Caribbean and Santa Maria …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A pair of Caribbean airlines have launched a deeper partnership. Haiti-based Sunrise Airways and Dutch Caribbean carrier Inselair have launched a new cooperation agreement. The cooperation agreement will be implemented in two phases: in the …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Southwest Airlines is the latest carrier to announce plans to expand flights to Cuba. The carrier will be launching a third daily nonstop flights between Fort Lauderdale and Havana beginning Aug. 7, the carrier announced …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The new wave of Cuba flight expansion is well underway. Following JetBlue’s announcement of a major expansion in service to Havana, United has announced plans to increase its Houston-Havana service to daily flights beginning July …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Carnival Cruise Line is ramping up its Cuba cruise offering. The company has announced the addition of 23 new three-to-five-day sailings to Havana in 2019-2020 on five different ships departing from four homeports: Carnival Sunshine, …