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Cayman Islands Tops 7,000-Room Milestone

 The Cayman Islands has topped the 7,000-room milestone, tourism officials told Caribbean Journal this week.  The destination has added more than 1,000 new rooms in the last three years, with the condominium and villa categories accounting for 73 percent of …

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MSC Meraviglia Launches Caribbean Cruise Season in Miami

 MSC Cruises’ Meraviglia has officially arrived at its new homeport in Miami and begun sailing Caribbean cruises. The ship, MSC’s largest cruise ship sailing out of the United States market, has a capacity for 4,488 guests. It will be spending …

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Caribbean Airlines Launching More Flights From Jamaica

 Caribbean Airlines is adding another new route out of what is becoming a growing regional hub in Jamaica, the company announced this week. Caribbean Airlines will begin its newest service between Kingston, Jamaica and Grand Cayman on Dec. 3. The …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Holland America Line is returning to Tampa for the 2020 season for Caribbean cruises, the company said this week. The cruise line will return to Port Tampa Bay for a “full season” including 18 cruises …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean is bringing a significant new cruise ship to the Caribbean next year. The company’s 27th ship, the new “Quantum Ultra”-class Odyssey of the Seas, will make its debut in Fort Lauderdale in November …

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 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Caribbean Airlines is launching twice weekly nonstop service between Kingston, Jamaica and Havana, Cuba, the carrier announced this week. The new flights will operate on Wednesdays and Fridays beginning Nov. 6, using a Boeing 737-800 NG …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff A major new luxury residential resort project is coming to Grand Cayman. It’s called the Dolphin Point Club, and the new luxe development will set at the edge of Cayman’s world-famous Seven Mile Beach. Dolphin …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Grand Cayman will be soon be home to its first-ever “ecosmart” real estate community. The new project is called Orchard Ecovillage, and the 21-acre master-planned community is set in Grand Cayman’s Lower Valley. The project …

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 By Alexander Britell While a villa vacation is one of the most fascinating and rewarding travel experiences in the Caribbean, the process of actually finding a villa and embarking on the trip can be daunting. Often, large home-sharing platforms mean …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean Airlines is adding a new destination: Grand Cayman. The Trinidad-based Caribbean carrier is launching a new twice-weekly flight between Kingston, Jamaica and Grand Cayman, it announced this week in a statement. The flights will …

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 By Alexander Britell Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants is expanding again in the Caribbean, Caribbean Journal has learned. The popular upscale hotel brand is planning to open a new boutique resort on Roatan off the Caribbean coast of Honduras. The new …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The largest independent hotel management company in the United States is set for a major Caribbean expansion — at some of the hottest properties in the region. Dallas-based Aimbridge Hospitality has announced the addition of …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff When you’re set on a prime perch of Seven Mile Beach, managing your outdoor space is no easy task. Accordingly, the Westin Grand Cayman has announced the appointment of a new general manager of outdoor …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants is coming to a new destination: Mexico. The fast-expanding hotel company, now part of the IHG umbrella, is planning to open its first properties in Mexico with a pair of Mexico …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Hilton is at it again in the Caribbean, announcing plans to bring its LXR Hotels and Resorts brand to Anguilla. In November, the LXR brand will debut at Anguilla’s luxe Zemi Beach House Hotel and …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff A new mixed-use real estate project has broken ground in Grand Cayman. The new Harbour Walk development will be a mix of shops, offices, restaurants and bars, along with apartments, with completion scheduled for July …

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 By Alexander Britell and Guy Britton It’s may not be a surprise when you get to the check-in desk and find an ice-cold margarita waiting for you. What may be a surprise is just how good a margarita it really …

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 It’s one of the best-kept secrets in the Caribbean: in some ways, traveling to the Caribbean is even better in the summer. It’s less crowded, meaning you get can in to the hottest tables, find your seat at the hippest …