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Windstar Kicks Off $250 Million Fleet Enhancement

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Boutique cruise line Windstar Cruises has cut the first steel on what will be a $250 million fleetwide enhancement project. The “Star Plus” initiative will take half of its fleet and renovate each ship, including …

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Norwegian Transforms Another Ship

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Norwegian Cruise Line has completed another major refurbishment project on one of its ships, this time the Norwegian Sky. The project, part of the line’s wider Norwegian Edge fleet enhancement program, entailed a three-week dry …

royal caribbean ship redesign

Royal Caribbean Ship Completes $115 Million Redesign

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean’s Navigator of the Seas cruise ship has arrived in Miami fresh off a $115 million redesign. The 3,386-passenger ship, which will be sailing five and nine-night Caribbean itineraries, has added a host of …

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dominican republic american airlines

 By the Caribbean Journal staff American Airlines is adding a new route to what has quickly become one of the hottest destinations in the Caribbean: Santo Domingo. The Dominican Republic’s capital has been seeing a huge wave of new flights, …

virgin voyages bimini

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The highly-anticipated Virgin Voyages just crossed a major threshold. It’s officially open for business. Sir Richard Branson’s new adults-only cruise line launched bookings on Thursday for its new-build Scarlet Lady ship, which will be sailing …

miami rum festival

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Eleven years after its inception, Miami’s best rum festival is heading back to its roots. This year’s Miami Rum Festival will return to Coral Gables, with two days of tasting of rums from around the globe …

saint lucia cruise growth

 By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s one of the most anticipated airport redesigns in the Caribbean in recent years, and now Saint Lucia’s landmark redevelopment of its Hewanorra International Airport is moving forward. The project is now progressing into its …

santo domingo embassy suites

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Miami-based HES Group has purchased the Embassy Suites by Hilton in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. HES Group, which is behind a number of hotel projects in Miami, has major plans for the property; the purchase …

spirit jamaica expansion

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Spirit has its sights set on Jamaica — and the low-cost carrier is showing now signs of slowing down. The Fort Lauderdale-based airline is set to launch yet another high-profile expansion to Jamaica this month …

virgin voyages caribbean destinations

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Virgin Voyages’ highly-anticipated debut is getting closer, and now Sir Richard Branson’s revolutionary adults-only cruise brand is adding two more new destinations to its portfolio. Virgin Voyages, which announced Havana, Cuba as its first port …

american airlines bonaire

 By the Caribbean Journal staff American Airlines is extending its recent expansion to the Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire to year-round service, Caribbean Journal has learned. That means a total of four weekly flights from Miami International Airport to Bonaire, …

Antigua Italy

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Antigua and Barbuda is celebrating the start of peak season with a new American Airlines flight from Miami. The airline launched a second daily round-trip flight from Miami to the V.C. Bird International Airport in Antigua, …

Barbados Airlift

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados is primed for a significant increase in airlift to the island this month. American Airlines is set to launch a wave of new and expanded flights to the destination. “High-level airline partnerships have been …

ncl encore

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Norwegian Cruise Line has completed the keel-laying ceremony for its new Norwegian Encore ship, slated to debut in the fall of 2019. The new ship is part of Norwegian’s Breakaway-Plus class, with a planned capacity …

st kitts cruise ships

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Construction of the second cruise pier at Port Zante in St. Kitts is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2019, officials said this week. The announcement came from Minister of Public Infrastructure, Ian …

norwegian bliss

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest ship is coming to PortMiami. The new Norwegian Bliss will make its way to Miami Nov. 17 to begin operating a series of Eastern Caribbean cruises. The ship will run seven-day …

guyana american

 By the Caribbean Journal staff American Airlines is now serving the southern edge of the Caribbean. The carrier has officially launched new nonstop flights from Miami to Guyana on the northern coast of South America. The new flights, which began …

st kitts cruise ships

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The world’s largest cruise ship has arrived in Port Canaveral. Royal Caribbean’s new Symphony of the Seas has made its debut in Port Canaveral, having arrived from Malaga, Spain. The ship, which has a capacity …