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Virgin Voyages Launches Bookings, Reveals Bimini as New Destination

 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 …

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Virgin Voyages Adds Two New 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 …

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Carnival Is Planning Its First-Ever New York-Cuba Cruises

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Carnival Cruise Line is planning to launch its first-ever cruises from New York to Cuba in 2020. The Carnival Radiance cruise ship will undertake the first voyages from New York as part of a wider …

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 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Richard Branson’s new cruise line, Virgin Voyages, has unveiled the first look at its culinary offerings — and its plans to change the on-board dining experience. With a total of over 20 food choices onboard Virgin …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Sir Richard Branson’s highly-anticipated cruise line has revealed its first-ever port in the Caribbean: Cuba. Virgin Voyages’ first ship, Scarlet Lady, which will launch in 2020 out of PortMiami, will make Havana its first port …

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 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 …

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 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 …

 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 …

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 By Alexander Britell It was perhaps the most spectacular hotel opening in the Caribbean that no one knew about. Last year, Swiss luxury hotel brand Kempinski opened the Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski in Havana, a five-star stunner that was one …

 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 …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff United Airlines is launching more new flights to Mexico, the company announced this week. United will be launching a new flight between Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport and Mazatlan beginning Jan. 9, 2019. The flights, …

 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 …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Global luxury hotel brand Kempinski has named a general manager for its highly-anticipated hotel in Dominica. The company has appointed Michael J. Schoonewagen to the role, in which he will open the hotel and help …

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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 Marriott is looking to make big changes to its Sheraton brand. The hotel giant, which already introduced a concept for its new Sheraton guest room last year, is now showcasing its new vision for the …