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Op-Ed: Rethinking Caribbean Cruise Port Revenues

 By Robert MacLellanCJ Contributor Can tourism-dependent Caribbean governments learn something from oil producing countries? When relatively small and poor oil producing governments sought to get a fair price for oil – their main source of national revenue – they banded …

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Royal Caribbean to Create New “Destinations” in Bahamas, Mexico

 By Alexander Britell Royal Caribbean opened eyes earlier this year when it submitted a letter of intent to purchase The Bahamas’ Grand Lucayan resort, the first move of its kind for the company. Now, the company is shedding some light …

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USVI Out in Front in Wake of Cuba Cruise Ban

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Following the industry-shaking ban of cruises and other travel to Cuba, major cruise lines are scrambling to adapt — and one Caribbean cruise destination is out in front. The US Virgin Islands said it was …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Port Canaveral is the new homeport for a pair of Royal Caribbean ships, following their first sailings from the Florida port this week. Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas and Mariner of the Seas are …

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 By Alexander Britell The US Virgin Islands is already one of the Caribbean’s biggest cruise powers — but new Governor Albert Bryan Jr wants to take things to the next level. The USVI is determined to position itself as the …

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 By Alexander Britell and Guy Britton There’s a new power player in the Caribbean cruise industry: Antigua and Barbuda. The twin-island destination continues to see strong growth in its cruise industry, buoyed by its recent partnership with global cruise giant …

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 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Grand Bahama’s biggest resort is being sold — to a unexpected buyer. Cruise giant Royal Caribbean International, in a joint venture with Mexico’s ITM, has signed a letter of intent to purchase the Grand Lucayan Resort. The …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Carnival Cruise Line has big plans in Port Canaveral. The cruise giant has officially broken ground on a new $163 million cruise complex called Cruise Terminal 3. The new terminal, called the “Launch Pad,” will …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Disney Cruise Line has signed a heads of agreement with the Bahamas for a proposed cruise destination in Eleuthera. The agreement would cover a cruise port and entertainment facility at Lighthouse Point in southern Eleuthera, …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff What’s being billed as a “game-changing” project is coming to Nassau in The Bahamas. Global Ports Holding, a leading global cruise port operator, has been selected as the winning bidder for a massive transformation of …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean’s Navigator of the Seas cruise ship has arrived in Miami fresh off a $115 million redesign. The 3,386-passenger ship, which will be sailing five and nine-night Caribbean itineraries, has added a host of …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The highly-anticipated Virgin Voyages just crossed a major threshold. It’s officially open for business. Sir Richard Branson’s new adults-only cruise line launched bookings on Thursday for its new-build Scarlet Lady ship, which will be sailing …

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 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 …

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 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

 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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 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 …

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 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 …

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 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 …