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Norwegian Cruise Line Is Relaunching in the Caribbean

 Norwegian Cruise Line is relaunching operations in the Caribbean.  And continuing the post-pandemic trend, the cruise line will begin by homeporting a pair of ships in the region.  That will include Norwegian Joy, which will homeport in Montego Bay, and …

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Dominican Republic’s Casa de Campo Adds On-Site Testing

 The Casa de Campo resort in the Dominican Republic has launched an on-site testing program, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The move helps travelers meet the new CDC requirement of a negative test result taken and received within 72 hours before …

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AMResorts Reopens Two All-Inclusive Hotels in the Dominican Republic

 Apple Leisure Group’s AMResorts subsidiary has reopened two of its hotels in the Dominican Republic, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The company has relaunched both the Dreams Dominicus La Romana and Dreams Punta Cana.  Both of the properties began welcoming guests …

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 One of the Dominican Republic’s most iconic all-inclusive resorts has officially reopened, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The Viva Wyndham Dominicus Beach resort reopened this week in La Romana on the southeastern coast of the Dominican Republic.  The property first opened …

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 The Dominican Republic has more hotels currently open to international visitors than any other Caribbean destination, and there are more to come if all continues to go well with the country’s COVID-19 reopening. The Dominican Republic initially reopened to tourism …

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 By Joe Pike, Special Contributor Sine the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic halted Caribbean travel in March, new hotel regulations have been put in place that fans of all-inclusive resorts might have to take some time adjust to. But aside from adapting …

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 Casa de Campo Resort and Villas, the leading golf resort in the Dominican Republic, has officially reopened its doors.  The La Romana-area resort, best known for its Pete Dye-designed Teeth of the Dog golf course, officially relaunched on July 1.  …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff All-inclusive company Playa Hotels and Resorts is opening a pair of high-profile all-inclusive Hyatt-branded resorts in the Dominican Republic in November. Playa, which has a regional portfolio of 21 resorts, will be debuting two new …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Hilton has opened three new all-inclusive hotels in the wider Caribbean region. The newly-rebranded — hotels are the result of a strategic alliance between Hilton and all-inclusive leader Playa Hotels and Resorts, a relationship that …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Another new cruise port in the Dominican Republic? Dominican Republic tourism officials are mulling exactly that, according to a statement from the Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism. Officials this week broached the idea of establishing …

 By Guy Britton Maybe you’ve been to the beaches of Punta Cana, the sights of Santo Domingo, or the golf courses of La Romana. But here, hidden away among the large resorts of Puerto Plata, there is a jewel. This …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Fresh off the news of rival American Airlines’ huge Caribbean expansion, JetBlue has added another new nonstop route to the region. JetBlue has officially launched its newest daily nonstop flights, connecting Newark, New Jersey and …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor All-inclusive company Bahia Principe has announced the reorganization of its 24-hotel portfolio, reclassifying its resorts into four categories and segmented experiences. The new categories and segments will simplify the process for consumers to identify which hotel …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic’s Casa de Campo Resort and Villas has named a new director of hotel operations. The La Romana-area complex has appointed Larry Tuck to the role, in which he will be responsible for …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s another new golf course in the Dominican Republic: La Romana Golf Club. Bahia Principe Hotels and Resorts has officially opened the club, located in Playa Nueva Romana on the eastern coast of the Dominican …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic’s La Romana did not sustain any major damage due to the passage of Hurricanes Maria and Irma, and now one of the country’s signature resorts, Casa de Campo, says it is back …

 It’s no secret that tourism in the Dominican Republic is booming. Indeed, the country reported a total of 5.599 million stayover tourists last year, the largest total of any Caribbean destination, with 8.9 percent year-over-year growth. And while much of …

 Above: Air France planes By the Caribbean Journal staff Air France and MSC Cruises have signed a contract to partner on 18 flight rotations between Paris and La Romana in the Dominican Republic. The agreement creates a direct link between …