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MSC Is Adding Caribbean Cruises From Tampa

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Fast-expanding MSC Cruises is adding Tampa as its newest homeport, the company said in a statement. Beginning in Nov. 2020, MSC will be sailing from Tampa to the Caribbean, Mexico and The Bahamas year-round. That …

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Rum Journal: Papa’s Pilar “The Lost Cask”

 The barrels were an afterthought, hidden away in the corner of the rum factory. And while they were few in number, these “lost” barrels held something rather special. And now Papa’s Pilar, the rum brand named for Ernest Hemingway’s fishing …

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Silver Airways Launches New Aircraft

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Silver Airways, the Fort Lauderdale-based airline that is now one of the Caribbean’s biggest airlines, has officially launched its newest ATR-600 series aircraft. The new aircraft has been accompanied by what the company says is …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Carnival Cruise Line has announced plans for a major expansion of Cuba cruises. The company has added another 20 cruises to Cuba on in its Carnival Paradise ship out of Tampa. The new cruises, which …

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 By Alexander Britell Something is happening in Frederiksted. This historic town on the western edge of the island of St Croix in the US Virgin Islands has long lived in the shadow of its bigger, more famous twin, Christiansted, on …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Disney Cruise Line is upgrading its Disney Magic cruise ship with a host of new amenities and experiences, according to the company. The changes, which will make their debut in March 2018, including a new …

 BY ALEXANDER BRITELL The sun burned and then the doors opened and the rum began to flow, in the way only rum can on a hot afternoon. In an old grey building on Simonton Street in this island corner of …

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 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Viking Ocean Cruises has announced the addition of ten new itineraries for its 2017 and 2018 sailings. Among the more than 30 new ports of call Viking is adding to its itineraries are several located throughout the …

 Above: the opening ceremony of the Beaches Turks & Caicos Key West Luxury Village (photos by CJ) By Joshua MartinezCJ Contributor PROVIDENCIALES — The Beaches Turks and Caicos all inclusive resort officially unveiled its new Key West Luxury Village with …

 Above: Diana Nyad By the Caribbean Journal staff Diana Nyad became the first person to ever swim from Cuba to Florida without the help of a shark cage on Monday. The 64-year-old Nyad arrived at Smathers Beach in Key West …