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Virgin Voyages Postpones Launch to July, First Sailing to August

 Richard Branson’s new cruise line, Virgin Voyages, has announced the “proactive” postponement of its official launch until July, in light of the novel coronavirus.  The launch of the adults-only cruise brand’s Scarlet Lady cruise ship is now scheduled to take …

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Regent Seven Seas Has a New Cruise Ship

 Luxury cruise line Regent Seven Seas has taken delivery of its newest cruise ship, Seven Seas Splendor.  The 735-foot-long, 55,254-gross-ton ship will be making its maiden voyage to Miami this week before launching a series of itineraries in the Caribbean …

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A Big Dominican Republic Expansion for Frontier Airlines

 The Dominican Republic is set for a major boost in air service thanks to a significant expansion from Frontier Airlines.  Frontier, which has been steadily growing its Caribbean footprint in the last year, is planning to launch three new daily …

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 American Airlines has officially begun its first-ever flights from New York to Georgetown in Guyana.  The new nonstop flights will operate daily between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Guyana’s Cheddi Jagan International Airport.  While much of the …

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 There’s a new way to get from Miami to one of the Dutch Caribbean’s hottest destinations. Aruba Airlines has launched its first-ever flights from Miami and Curacao. The new nonstop flights, which kicked off Nov. 29, are operating four times …

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 Royal Caribbean has returned its Oasis of the Seas cruise ship to Miami following a massive $165 million transformation project.  The 63-day upgrade project added new features including the cruise line’s first-ever barbecue joint, Portside BBQ, along with a new …

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 MSC Cruises’ Meraviglia has officially arrived at its new homeport in Miami and begun sailing Caribbean cruises. The ship, MSC’s largest cruise ship sailing out of the United States market, has a capacity for 4,488 guests. It will be spending …

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 Norwegian Cruise Line has taken delivery of its new Norwegian Encore cruise ship in Germany.  The 1,100-foot-long, 170,000-gross-ton ship has a capacity of nearly 4,000 guests.  The ship will launch this fall in Miami, with seven-day Caribbean cruises, before launching …

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 The Caribbean’s most exclusive island is the new home of a major Caribbean rum event. Caribbean Journal’s Caribbean Rum Awards, the region’s leading celebration of premium rums, is coming to St Barth from Nov. 6-10. The second edition of the …

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 A new ABC television series will be filmed in Puerto Rico, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The Baker and the Beauty, a series produced by Universal Television along with ABC and Keshet Studios, will mean an investment of around $57 million …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Carnival Cruise Line has received approval from the Miami-Dade Country Commission for what would be a significant expansion of its Cruise Terminal F at PortMiami. The expanded (and renovated) cruise terminal would be capable of …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest ship is nearing completion, having emerged for the first time from the Meyer Werft ship building dock in Germany. The new 1,100-foot-long Norwegian Encore is slated for completion by the end …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff A Tropical Storm is heading for the Eastern Caribbean, according to the latest update from the National Hurricane Center. Tropical Storm Dorian is approaching the Caribbean with maximum sustained winds of 50 miles per hour, …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff JetBlue is set to launch a big expansion to Antigua’s VC Bird International Airport, tourism officials said Monday. The New York City-based carrier will be adding two additional flights from New York to Antigua every …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff When you’re set on a prime perch of Seven Mile Beach, managing your outdoor space is no easy task. Accordingly, the Westin Grand Cayman has announced the appointment of a new general manager of outdoor …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Low-cost carrier Frontier Airlines is adding a new nonstop route to the Caribbean from Miami, the carrier announced. Beginning Nov. 14, Frontier will be operating three new weekly nonstop flights from Miami to San Juan, …

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 By Alexander Britell and Guy Britton Boldfaced names from across the Caribbean descended upon Miami on Thursday for Bisnow’s third-annual Caribbean Hospitality & Investment Summit. The high-level conference, which took place at the Intercontinental hotel in downtown Miami, brought together …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff American Airlines is adding another new daily nonstop flight to the USVI hotspot of St Thomas. The carrier will be launching a third daily flight from Miami to St Thomas for the upcoming peak winter …