Royal Caribbean Is Adding More Calls to St Maarten

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The Port of St Maarten will get a boost this year with a series of additional calls by cruise giant Royal Caribbean. Royal Caribbean has modified its regional itineraries by adding 15 new stops in St Maarten this year. That […]


Antigua Is the Next Caribbean Cruise Powerhouse

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Antigua and Barbuda may be breaking tourism records for stopover arrivals — but it’s also quietly becoming a major new Caribbean cruise power.  The Eastern Caribbean destination, which now has a partnership with Global Ports Holding, the world’s largest cruise […]


St Thomas Is Getting A New Cigar Lounge

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In a boost for locals and visitors to one of the Caribbean’s busiest cruise ports, St Thomas will soon be home to a brand-new cigar lounge.  It’s called The Pelican Shop, and it will be set in St Thomas’ A.H. […]


Royal Caribbean, Carnival to Build New Saint Lucia Cruise Port

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Royal Caribbean Cruises and Carnival Corporation have signed a memorandum of understanding with the government of Saint Lucia on a major new joint venture.  The two cruise giants will work together to manage Saint Lucia’s existing cruise pier and terminal […]

St Maarten Cruise Port Planning Improvements

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By the Caribbean Journal staff Port St Maarten is planning a series of improvement projects, officials announced this week. The new investments are part of a “primary focus of getting additional business in 2020 and beyond,” according to a statement. […]

Holland America Returning to Tampa for Caribbean Cruises

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By the Caribbean Journal staff Holland America Line is returning to Tampa for the 2020 season for Caribbean cruises, the company said this week. The cruise line will return to Port Tampa Bay for a “full season” including 18 cruises […]


Carnival Is Planning Two Major New Cruise Projects in The Bahamas

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By the Caribbean Journal staff Carnival Corporation is undertaking a major investment in The Bahamas, with plans for two major new cruise developments in the country that could mean $180 million in new investment. The company has signed an agreement […]

St Maarten Is Leading a Caribbean Tourism Comeback

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By Alexander Britell It’s one of the most sought-after corners of the Caribbean — that famous triangle of Caribbean hotspots: St Maarten, St Barth and Anguilla. And just two years after Hurricane Irma, the trio of destinations is in the midst […]

Ponce Could Be Puerto Rico’s Next Big Destination

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By Alexander Britell While San Juan has long been Puerto Rico’s undisputed tourism hub, the island’s efforts to ramp up tourism development have meant a look at new destinations for growth. That’s what has taken developers to Ponce, the second-most-populous […]


MSC Is Adding Caribbean Cruises From Tampa

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By the Caribbean Journal staff Fast-expanding MSC Cruises is adding Tampa as its newest homeport, the company said in a statement. Beginning in Nov. 2020, MSC will be sailing from Tampa to the Caribbean, Mexico and The Bahamas year-round. That […]

St Maarten Continues Cruise Surge

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By the Caribbean Journal staff St Maarten’s all-important cruise sector continues to surge, according to the latest numbers released this week by Port St Maarten. The top-level Caribbean port reported close to 1.1 million cruise passenger arrivals between January and […]

The Bahamas’ New $250 Million Cruise Port Project

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By the Caribbean Journal staff Global Ports Holding has formalized its partnership to create what may become the leading cruise port in the entire Caribbean in the heart of Nassau, The Bahamas. GPH has signed a $250 million heads of […]


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