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Holland America’s Newest Caribbean Cruises

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Holland America is planning 160 cruises to the wider Caribbean region for the upcoming winter cruise season, Caribbean Journal has learned. The Seattle-based cruise line will sail a range of itineraries from seven to 21 …

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From St Maarten to Trinidad, 5 Caribbean Places to Visit in August

 August in the Caribbean means hot afternoons, evenings cooled by trade winds and, in many destinations, the feeling of having a bit more of the region to yourself. But there’s just something about the feeling of wading into bathtub-warm water …

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Rum Journal: Martinique’s A1710 Diamond Rock

 You’re forgiven if you don’t think much of white rum. For too long, molasses-based white rums have dominated the market, particularly in the United States, offering little other than industrial flavors and the occasional headache. But in the French Caribbean, …

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martinique tourism

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Belgian low-cost carrier Air Belgium is launching new flights to the French Caribbean department of Martinique. The new regularly-scheduled service will operate twice weekly between Brussels South Charleroi Airport and Martinique’s Aime Cesaire International Airport …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the Caribbean’s greatest racing events is back for its 35th edition this year with Martinique’s one-of-a-kind Tour de Yoles sailing festival. The week-long event is a nautical competition unique to Martinique — and one …

all-inclusive family resorts

 Whether you’re traveling with your kids, your extended family or some other combination of relatives, going all-inclusive makes the family getaway significantly easier. And the best all-inclusive family resorts manage to combine the ease and comfort of the all-inclusive experience …

martinique house of rhums

 By the Caribbean Journal staff For rum aficionados, Martinique is the great Mecca, the place of pilgrimage, the place where one can visit the most marvelous collection of distilleries anywhere on earth. But when you come to Martinique, you also …

martinique rhum awards

 By the Caribbean Journal staff It was a strong star for the first-ever edition of the Martinique Rhum Awards. The new rum festival, the brainchild of world-famous beach bar proprietor Guy Ferdinand and the Rum Embassy, featured a week of …

saint lucia music festival

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A top Caribbean music festival is back in Saint Lucia this summer with the return of Mercury Fest. The beach music party, produced by Epic Events, is one of the region’s most anticipated summer festivals. …

rums american

 Hot dogs, apple pie, baseball and the Best American Rums. This is now the seventh annual edition of what has become one of our favorite traditions at Caribbean Journal: compiling the list of the best rums in America to celebrate …

air france martinique chef

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Air France is adding a taste of the French Caribbean to its menus. The French carrier has tapped Martinique-born star chef Marcel Ravin to add new “signature” dishes its business and economy menus. Ravin’s culinary …

caribbean martinique rum festival

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Lovers of the best rums in the Caribbean can unite on the French Caribbean island of Martinique next month for the region’s newest, hottest rum festival. It’s called the Martinique Rhum Awards, and it’s a …

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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 …

caribbean travelers choice

 There’s no more discerning audience of frequent travelers than subscribers to Caribbean Journal, the world’s largest website covering Caribbean travel. And with your help, we our proud to present the 2019 edition of the Caribbean Journal Travelers’ Choice Awards, celebrating …

guadeloupe longeateau concerto

 By Alexander Britell In recent years, the once-mysterious world of rhum agricole has opened itself to rum lovers, with its terroir and endless sophistication charming palates around the world. Much of that, however, has been the sublime rhum agricole from …

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 By Alexander Britell Fresh off the debut of the transformed Hotel Diamant Les Bains in Martinique’s buzzy beach town of Diamant, the French Caribbean island has gotten another new hotel. This time it’s the new Hotel Pelican, a beachfront boutique …

martinique airport

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Martinique’s Aime Cesaire Airport is seeing record-breaking growth so far in 2019, according to new data. The airport reported a total of 643,719 passengers in the first quarter of 2019, a 7.05 percent increase compared …

bahamas rum tequila

 You can call it cask-finishing or barrel finishing or secondary aging or whatever you like. But it’s no secret that using the barrels that once held other spirits to give different personalities to rum is an increasingly prominent trend in …