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Hyatt Is Opening a New Hotel in Panama

 One of the Caribbean Basin’s most charming historic quarters will soon be home to a new Hyatt hotel.  Hyatt has announced plans to open the new Hotel La Compañia in Panama City, Panama’s Casco Viejo historic district.  The hotel will …

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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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Marriott Expands With New Hotel in Panama

 Marriott International has announced the launch of its newest property in Panama.  The new Residence Inn Panama City is set in the capital’s Punta Paitilla neighborhood.  The 144-room property is the first Residence Inn in Panama, joining a local portfolio …

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 In 2012, Caribbean Journal’s Rum Journal first launched the Rum Awards — a unique celebration of the best rums of the year.  And after seven previous incarnations, the annual Rum Awards morphed into a full-fledged rum event in St Barth, …

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 A special exhibition highlighting the artistic achievements of early Caribbean civilizations will go on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art beginning December 16. Showcasing more than 40 works drawn primarily from The Met collection and augmented by select loans …

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 South American carrier LATAM has launched a new route from Peru to Jamaica.  The new nonstop flights from Lima, Peru to Montego Bay, Jamaica will be operating three times each week, according to Jamaica Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett.  “For now …

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 Viceroy is planning a 2021 debut for its highly-anticipated overwater bungalow resort on the Caribbean coast of Panama.  The Viceroy Bocas del Toro Panama will be opening its doors in 2021, according to Viceroy’s Web site.  The long-awaited resort, which …

st maarten copa flights expanding

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Panama’s Copa Airlines is set to operate four weekly flights to St Maarten for the upcoming winter season, according to the St Maarten Ministry of Tourism. The important regional carrier will resume the flights by …

mariano rivera panama

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Baseball legend and Panama native Mariano Rivera will soon be the face of Panama’s reenergized tourism push. The former New York Yankees closer, who will inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame this weekend, will …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The soon-to-relaunch Ritz-Carlton, St Thomas has named a new general manager to oversee its reopening. The property has tapped Akis Neocleous as its new general manager, in which role he will had all operations. Neocleous …

married at first sight caribbean

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The popular Lifetime series “Married at First Sight” is heading to the Caribbean. Two full episodes of the reality show, featuring Antigua’s Pineapple Beach Club resort, will air June 26 and July 3 respectively. “We …

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 By Alexander Britell There’s a reason they put a canal here. Panama is the thinnest sliver of the Americas, the most logical place to put the world’s most important shipping route, the isthmic keyhole from the Caribbean Sea to the …

Panama Canal Cruises

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Holland America Line is planning a big push to the Panama Canal this upcoming season. The cruise line will run a total of 32 sailings to the Canal from September 2019 and May 2020, it …

panama caribbean sail

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Panama’s San Blas archipelago is one of the most beautiful — and pristine — corners of the Caribbean sea. And now there’s a new way to explore this spectacular chain of islands. Dream Yacht Charter …

bonaire landsailing

 By Guy Britton and Alexander Britell An island with some of the most spectacular shorelines on the planet is not the first place you’d ever imagine spending even a single day away from the water. Even more so here on …

antigua and barbuda

 By Alexander Britell It’s already Antigua’s most anticipated hotel opening of 2019 — but now the soon-to-debut Royalton Antigua Resort and Spa has announced another major component. The 294-room all-inclusive hotel will include Antigua’s first-ever overwater bungalows set on Antigua’s Deep …

Montego Bay Jamaica hotel boom s hotel

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Continuing its rapid Caribbean expansion, low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines has officially launched two new nonstop routes to the island of Jamaica. Spirit’s new service includes nonstop routes from Orlando to both Kingston and Montego Bay. …

suriname copa flights

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Panama-based Copa Airlines is launching its first-ever flights to Suriname, the carrier said this week. The new roundtrip service, which will begin operating in July, will operate twice weekly between Panama City and Paramaribo. Suriname …