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st croix cruise pier

A Bigger Cruise Pier in St Croix?

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The US Virgin Islands Port Authority is exploring an opportunity to increase cruise passenger visits to the island of St Croix. The plan would be to modify the Ann E. Abramson Marine Facility in Frederiksted …

grenada marina

Grenada’s Leading Marina Is Expanding

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the Caribbean’s leading luxury marinas is getting bigger. The Camper & NIcholson Port Louis Marina in Grenada is expanding, according to the Grenada Tourism Authority. The marina, which is set outside of Grenada’s …

cayman islands tourism pace

Cayman Islands Tourism Growing at Torrid Pace

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Cayman Islands is seeing torrid tourism growth, according to the latest numbers from the destination’s Department of Tourism. The Cayman Islands reported 463,001 stayover visitors in 2018, a jump of 10.66 percent — meaning …

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st maarten cruise continued

 By the Caribbean Journal staff After an impressive recovery from Hurricane Irma in 2018, St Maarten is expecting another big year for its all-important cruise industry in 2019. And Port St Maarten is hitting the ground running, with six ships …

caribbean french rhum

 By Alexander Britell Much is told and retold these days of pot stills and column stills, of molasses and cane honey and cane juice, of dunder and esters and yeast. These are all essential to the art of rum making …

st maarten busiest cruise

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Maarten just had its busiest cruise day of the year, according to Port St Maarten. Just in time for Boxing Day, the destination welcomed seven cruise ships. Six vessels were moored at the two …

caribbean cruise port wi-fi

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor One of the Eastern Caribbean’s fastest-growing cruise ports now has a major new amenity: free Wi-Fi. Antigua and Barbuda’s Ministry of Tourism, through the St. John’s Development Corporation, has partnered with telecom provider Digicel to provide …

st kitts cruise ships

 By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s simple: St Kitts’ Port Zante has become one of the hottest cruise ports in the Caribbean. And that trend is set to continue this year, with seven ships slated to make their first visits …

st maarten symphony of the seas

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Symphony of the Seas, the newest addition to the Royal Caribbean fleet, made its inaugural call to Port St. Maarten this week. This was the ship’s first port of call in the Eastern Caribbean after leaving …

st maarten cruise season

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Maarten is kicking off the 2018-2019 high cruise season this month, with several multiple-ship days on the agenda for November. The first six-ship day will be Nov. 14, followed by another on Nov. 28, …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The US Virgin Islands is looking to deepen its ties in the cruise industry, and has announced a major new hire to spearhead the strategy. The USVI Department of Tourism has tapped industry specialist Joe …

barbados port st charles

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Valerie Hoyte, who sent in this lovely shot of Port St Charles in the parish of St Peter in Barbados. Have you taken a great photo …

St Maarten Cruise Passengers

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor A little over a year after Hurricane Irma, St Maarten’s all-important cruise industry set a remarkable milestone for 2018, topping 1 million cruise passengers. Carnival Cruise Lines newest Vista ship, Carnival Horizon, made its inaugural call …

royal caribbean new ship

 By Alexander Britell Cruise passenger arrivals continue to boom in Antigua and Barbuda, part of a concerted effort to turn the Eastern Caribbean port into one of the region’s leading cruise players. And the destination’s efforts seem to be paying …

st maarten turnaround

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A year after Hurricane Irma, St Maarten is still very much in recovery mode — but its all-important tourism sector is beginning to see a turnaround, according to new data from the island’s tourism board. The …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Another major airport project could be coming to the U.S. Virgin Islands. Less than two months after the initial designs were revealed on St Thomas’ $230 million airport transformation project, the island of St Croix …

St Kitts Flights

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Kitts’ Port Zante just set a new record for cruise passenger arrivals, welcoming its 1 millionth passenger of 2018 in just the seventh month of the year. Officials said the milestone gave the island …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Another new cruise port in the Dominican Republic? Dominican Republic tourism officials are mulling exactly that, according to a statement from the Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism. Officials this week broached the idea of establishing …