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Norwegian Sun to Homeport at Port Canaveral in 2018

 Port Canaveral has been chosen by Norwegian Cruise Line to host the Norwegian Sun, which will offer four-day all inclusive cruises to Havana, Cuba and Key West, and three-day cruises to the Bahamas beginning May 2018. “Port Canaveral is proud …

Haiti’s Sunrise Airways Adds Airbus

 Haiti-based Sunrise Airways has added a major new addition to its expanding fleet: a new Airbus A320. The 150-seat aircraft features 12 seats in first class and 138 in economy. “The type of expansion we are pursuing throughout the Caribbean …

Caribbean Air Hub

A New Caribbean Air Transport Hub?

 The Turks and Caicos Islands has a big plan: to become a new regional air transport hub for the Caribbean. That’s the vision by the territory’s government and its largest air carrier, InterCaribbean Airways, which has released a new expanded …

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 Stars in Cuba By the Caribbean Journal staff Cuba’s continuing to grow as a destination for music stars. And the trend continued this week as a pair of high-profile artists visited the Caribbean island. Following the recent trip to Cuba by Rihanna, …

 New embassies in Washington and Havana By the Caribbean Journal staff In a historic moment for the region, the United States and Cuba reopened their respective embassies in Washington and Havana on Monday morning, officially restoring diplomatic relations. American and …

  By Cuba Journal Legendary filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola visited Cuba this week at the invitation of the International School of Cinema and Television in San Antonio de los Baños. Coppola, whose portfolio includes the Godfather films and Apocalypse Now, among …

  The Hemingway Daiquiri – a twist on the classic cocktail of rum, lime juice and sugar – is the subject of some debate among the drink’s enthusiasts. The recipe commonly associated with the order of the “Hemingway Daiquiri” is actually …

  Above: Havana By the Cuba Journal staff A major cruise line is adding a new homeport in Havana. MSC Cruises, the world’s largest privately-owned global cruise line, will begin homeporting its MSC Opera in Havana in December. The 2,120-guest-ship …

 Above: an Air France plane By the Caribbean Journal staff Air France is increasing its service to Havana. The French carrier announced this week that it would be adding an additional Wednesday flight from Paris to Havana beginning in October. …

 Above: Cuba By the Caribbean Journal staff Dutch Caribbean airline InselAir is adding a brand-new destination: Havana, Cuba. The carrier announced the move this week; the flights will begin out of Curacao on July 3. (The service includes connections from …

 Above: Havana By the Caribbean Journal staff JetBlue is expanding its charter services to Cuba, the company announced Tuesday. The company said it would be launching charter flights between New York and Havana, making it the first major carrier to …

 Above: Havana By the Caribbean Journal staff There could soon be a new way to get to Cuba from the United States: by sea. A Florida-based company called CubaKat says it is looking to develop high-speed catamaran ferry service between …

 By Michael W EdghillCJ Contributor At the end of 2014, Havana welcomed the regional Heads of State a December when it hosted the 5th Caricom-Cuba Summit. From first appearances, this summit did not disappoint as it offered an opportunity to …

 Above: Havana By the Caribbean Journal staff JetBlue is adding a new charter flight to Cuba. The company announced Thursday that it had made an agreement with its partner, ABC Charters, to add a new flight to Cuba beginning this …

 Above: Havana By the Caribbean Journal staff Despite the recent rapprochement between the United States and Cuba, travel to the island by most Americans is still limited. That means trips are only legal when undertaken with licensed tour companies on …

 Above: the Miramar hotel in Havana By the Caribbean Journal staff There is a new brand at the largest hotel in Havana. Memories has taken over management at the former Occidental Miramar Havana, the largest hotel in Cuba’s capital. The …

 Above: an Avianca flight By the Caribbean Journal staff Colombia-based air carrier Avianca has expanded its service to Havana, Cuba, the carrier announced. Avianca will be increasing the number of flights between Colombia’s capital, Bogota and Havana from four to …

 Above: Havana, Cuba By the Caribbean Journal staff United States Senator Patrick Leahy is urging a new United States policy toward Cuba. Leahy was speaking this week following a recent Atlantic Council poll that found that a majority of American …