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Royal Caribbean Is Buying the Bahamas’ Grand Lucayan Resort

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By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Grand Bahama’s biggest resort is being sold — to a unexpected buyer. Cruise giant Royal Caribbean International, in a joint venture with Mexico’s ITM, has signed a letter of intent to purchase the Grand Lucayan Resort. […]

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Carnival Plans “Mega” Cruise Port in Grand Bahama

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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 […]

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American Airlines Launches Latest Caribbean Expansion

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By the Caribbean Journal staff American Airlines has kicked off its biggest expansion to the Caribbean in several years with a wave of additional frequencies to the Caribbean. The world’s largest airlines has launched additional daily flights to destinations including […]

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Grand Bahama Tourism Is Rebounding

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By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Grand Bahama’s tourism sector is growing. Tourism stop-over visitors for the year have shown an overall increase of 7.4 percent, according to the Central Bank of the Bahamas latest Monthly Economic and Financial Developments for […]


Bahamas Out Islands Seeing Strong Tourism Growth

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By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamas is seeing very strong tourism growth in the Out Islands, according to new data from the country’s Ministry of Tourism. The Out Islands, beyond the country’s traditional tourism hubs in Nassau and Grand […]


The Bahamas Eyes a Rebirth in Grand Bahama

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By Dana Niland CJ Contributor The Bahamas is looking to spur a rebirth on the island of Grand Bahama. The plan, according to Bahamas Tourism Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar, is to position Grand Bahama as a multi-destination vacation paradise “catering to […]

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Princess Cruises’ Newest Renovation

By the Caribbean Journal staff Princess Cruises has completed an “extensive” 10-day dry dock of its Crown Princess cruise ship, Caribbean Journal has learned. The 3,080-passenger ship completed a series of enhancements during a drydock in Grand Bahama last month, […]


Vacation Express Returns to Grand Bahama

By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Vacation Express, which offers exclusive nonstop flights and vacation packages, will be offering flights from Detroit, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Newark, Baltimore, Cincinnati and Dallas to Grand Bahama this summer. “Today is a very good day for […]


Grand Bahama Tech Hub Vision Moves Forward

By Dana Niland CJ Contributor The Bahamas has made no secret of its ambition to turn the island of Grand Bahama into a tech hub and innovation center, and its plans got a big boost with the recent announcement that […]

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American Airlines Is Launching 8 New Nonstop Routes to the Caribbean

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By Alexander Britell In the biggest flight expansion to the Caribbean in several years, American Airlines has announced plans to launch eight new nonstop routes to the Caribbean this year, along with a huge expansion in frequencies from Miami. Beginning […]


A New Way to Cruise to Grand Bahama

By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line has added a major new ship to its fleet. The new Grand Classica is a 10-deck, 1,680-passenger-capacity ship that is now offering two-night cruises and cruise-resort packages to Grand Bahama, […]


Vacation Express Expands Flights to Cozumel, Grand Bahama

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By the Caribbean Journal staff Sunwing’s Vacation Express is launching new flights from Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport to a pair of Caribbean destinations. The carrier is slated to launch new nonstop flights from CVG to both Grand Bahama and Cozumel, […]


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