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Antigua Is One of the Caribbean’s Hottest Cruise Ports

 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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Royal Caribbean Is Buying the Bahamas’ Grand Lucayan Resort

 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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Carnival Breaks Ground on $163M Port Canaveral Complex

 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 …

royal caribbean ship redesign

 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 …

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 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 …

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 …

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 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 …