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Windstar Expanding in the Caribbean, Adding Cruises From Miami 

 Small-ship cruise line Windstar is expanding in the Caribbean, including its first-ever homeport in Miami.  The company is adding a new itinerary in the winter of 2023: Beach Fun and Sun: a Caribbean Getaway, that will feature seven days in …

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Luxury Cruise Line Atlas Ocean Voyages Names New CEO

 Luxury cruise line Atlas Ocean Voyages has named a new president and chief executive officer, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The company has tapped James Rodriguez to the position, it announced this week.  Rodriguez comes to Atlas from Oceania Cruises, where …

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Sofitel Is Opening a New Hotel in Panama 

 Accor’s Sofitel Legend brand is opening a new hotel in Panama, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The new Sofitel Legend Casco Viejo Panama will open its doors this fall in the heart of Panama’s charming historic quarter.  The new hotel, set …

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 Boutique cruise company Atlas Ocean Voyages will be adding Panama as a new homeport.  The company plans to run at least four new homeport operations in Panama for the 2022-2023 cruise season.  Atlas will be operating small-ship luxury cruises with …

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 Hyatt’s Unbound Collection has debuted its first hotel in the Caribbean Basin: the new Hotel Hotel La Compañía, set in the heart of Panama City’s charming old city.  The new hotel in the Casco Viejo quarter is anchored by a …

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 It remains one of the great frontiers for Caribbean travel aficionados: Bocas del Toro, the spectacular archipelago in the Caribbean waters off the coast of Panama.  For years, it’s also been home to the vast majority of overwater bungalow resorts …

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 Barbados is set to welcome back another airline this spring, Caribbean Journal has learned.  Panamanian carrier Copa Airlines will be resuming its flights from Panama City’s Tocument International Airport to Barbados’ Grantley Adams International Airport on June 15.  The relaunched …

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 The newest Marriott International resort has opened its doors in the Dominican Republic.  The Ocean Club, a Luxury Collection Resort, Costa Norte is the first-ever Luxury Collection resort in the Caribbean.  It joins one other Luxury Collection property in wider …

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 The search for lost rums has gotten a bit out of hand.  There’s been so much attention, to the point of obsession, over finding rare bottlings of now-defunct distilleries that it’s begun to obscure the magnificent quality of the many …

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 Delta Air Lines has expanded its service to Panama City, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The carrier has added three of new routes from the United States this week, including Los Angeles-Panama, New York-Panama Orlando-Panama.  That’s along with a second flight …

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 It’s one of the most charming neighborhoods in all of Central America: the Casco Antigua (also known as Casco Viejo) of Panama City, Panama.  And now one of the world’s biggest hotel brands is entering the market.  Hyatt’s Unbound Collection …

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 Wyndham Hotels and Resorts has added The Bristol Panama to its Registry Collection Hotel Portfolio. The luxury hotel is the second to join Wyndham’s recently-unveiled brand. “With our prestigious new Registry Collection Hotels brand, independent luxury hoteliers can take advantage …

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 One of the top all-inclusive destinations in Panama is set to reopen on Nov. 19.  Islas Secas, which is actually comprised of 14 privately-owned islands in the Gulf of Chiriqui, has a total of four Casita sites and three clamping-style …

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 Princess Cruises has relaunched another ship, with the return of the Emerald Princess cruise ship.  Emerald Princess departed this week from the Port of Los Angeles for a 15-day Panama Canal crossing concluding in Fort Lauderdale.  “Princess has been a …

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 The Club, Barbados, one of the island’s top all-inclusive resorts, is officially open again.  The resort has reopened under parent company Elite Island Resorts’ vaccination policy, which requires proof of vaccination for all guests 16 and over.  “We’re open, and …

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 One of the most popular all-inclusive resorts in Saint Lucia is back, Caribbean Journal has confirmed.  The St James’s Club Morgan Bay resort is officially open once again.  The property, just a short drive from both Rodney Bay and Saint …

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 There was no bigger presence at this past week’s Seatrade cruise industry conference in Miami than that of the Caribbean.  The collection of Caribbean cruise ports was the liveliest, most energetic center of the show, which is the leading global …