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American Airlines Planning Pre-Flight Testing for Jamaica, The Bahamas

 American Airlines is planning to launch pre-flight COVID-19 testing on certain flights in the Caribbean region. The plan will begin with preflight COVID-19 testing for customers traveling to Jamaica and The Bahamas. Jamaica will be the first destination, with American …

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Caribbean Airlines Relaunches Flights from Jamaica

 Caribbean Airlines has relaunched its commercial operations from its hub in Kingston.  The airline has resumed daily flights between Kingston and New York, with nonstop flights between Kingston and both Toronto and Miami to begin this week.  “The resumption of …

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Carnival Cruise Line Planning Gradual “Phase-In” of Service

 Carnival Cruise Line has announced a plan to “phase-in service,” with its first cruises slated to resume on Aug. 1. The cruise brand made the announcement while also revealing all cruises in North America from June 27 to July 31 …

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 American Airlines has announced a series of changes to its schedule in the face of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Crucially, though, the carrier said it would “continue” its short-haul flights to the Caribbean, with the suspension of just a few …

virgin voyages launch

 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 …

regent seven seas 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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 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 …