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JW Marriott Opening in Panama

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The JW Marriott brand is coming to Panama. The Bahia Grand Panama, which first opened in 2011 as a Trump hotel, will be rebranded as a JW Marriott. It had been operating as an independent …

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The 10 Best Overwater Bungalow Resorts to Visit

 It’s one of the great fantasy vacations for every traveler — staying in an overwater bungalow. There’s just something about being surrounded by sea, by waking up and hearing nothing but the waves, seeing nothing but sparkling blue. And while …

St Maarten Sees Another Airline Return

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Another airline has officially made its return to St Maarten. Panama-based Copa Airlines has officially resumed operations to the island, another boost for the destination in the wake of Hurricane Irma last year. Copa Airlines …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines is continuing its rapid Caribbean expansion with a host of new routes out of Orlando International Airport. Beginning Oct. 4, the Miramar, Fla.-based carrier will begin offering international nonstop flights to …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Panama-based Copa Airlines is ramping up its flight service to Mexico, the company announced. Copa will be launching new flights between Panama City and Puerto Vallarta beginning Dec. 16. Puerto Vallarta, set in the heart …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The leading cruise line in the Panama Canal is expanding its presence. Princess Cruises has announced plans to offer its largest deployment ever to the Panama Canal for the 2019-2020 season, highlighted by the maiden …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Copa Airlines has confirmed its plans to launch new flights from Panama to Barbados. The new flights, which will launch July 17, will operate twice weekly between the two destinations. “Copa Airlines is proud to …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Another important carrier is plotting its return to St Maarten’s Princess Juliana International Airport. Panama-based carrier Copa Airlines will resume flights to St Maarten on June 2, the company announced. Copa had suspended operations to …

 By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Norwegian Cruise Line has officially debuted its new Norwegian Bliss, the sixteenth ship of its fleet. Its arrival marks the beginning of a month-long inaugural celebration with its next stops in Miami, Los Angeles and …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Panama-based Copa Airlines is making its return to the island of St Maarten. Copa will be returning with weekly flights to St Maarten in June, according to Acting Minister of Tourism Cornelius de Weever. “This …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The newest W hotel has officially opened its doors in Panama City. The W Panama debuted in the city’s business district this week, the first-ever W in Central America. The property, owned by Evolution Tower …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Copa Airlines is launching new flights between Panama and both Salvador and Fortaleza in Brazil. The carrier will fly to Fortaleza and Salvador beginning July 18 and 24, respectively, adding up to a new total …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Luxury Collection has expanded in the Caribbean Basin with its first-ever hotel in Panama. The new Santa Maria, a Luxury Collection Hotel and Golf Resort is set minutes from the city center in Panama …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Panama-based Copa Airlines has announced plans to launch new nonstop service to the island of Barbados. The company said the new service would begin operating in July. “Our network of routes, which now, through our …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Panama-based Copa Airlines is expanding its service to the Dutch Caribbean island of Curaçao. Beginning in July 2018, Copa will be increasing its service to daily flights between Panama and Curaçao. The nonstop flights will …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Thinking of a Caribbean cruise out of Tampa? Carnival has you covered. Carnival Cruise Line has kicked off a year-round program of seven-day Caribbean cruises from Tampa, doubling the line’s capacity at the port. Carnival …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor PADI, the Professional Association of Diving Instructors, has launched PADI Travel, a travel resource for divers and adventurers. The new global travel platform connects travel and diving resources, inspiring users to venture to the world’s most …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s a new way to fly to the heart of the Caribbean Basin. Copa Airlines has announced the launch of new service between Denver, Colorado and Panama City. The new nonstop flights connect Denver to …