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Carnival Fascination Returns to San Juan After Dry Dock

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Fascination ship has returned to San Juan, Puerto Rico for a year-round schedule of Caribbean cruises. The ship recently underwent an “extensive” multimillion-dollar dry dock that added a host of new …

Puerto Rico’s VIVO Beach Club Reopens

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor After months of renovations due to the damages caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, San Juan’s VIVO Beach Club has officially reopened with an array of new attractions, new entertainment line-up and business strategy. VIVO Beach Club …

VIDEO: The Caribbean’s Hippest Hotel

 Video By Guy Britton There isn’t anywhere like this. The design, the decor, the little details that dot the place. This is the O:live Boutique Hotel, a 15-room property in the heart of Puerto Rico’s luxurious Condado district, and it’s …

LATEST NEWS

 By Alexander Britell SAN JUAN — The Caribbean’s biggest travel conference is coming to Jamaica. The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s Caribbean Travel Marketplace will be held at Jamaica’s Montego Bay Convention Centre from Jan. 29 to Jan. 31, 2019. …

 By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Puerto Rico’s El San Juan Hotel will officially reopen its doors on October 1, 2018, following its closure due to the impact of Hurricane Maria. The 388-room property in Isla Verde, part of Curio Collection …

 By Alexander Britell SAN JUAN — One of Puerto Rico’s leading resorts is relaunching in March. The Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico Golf and Beach Resort is reopening March 1 after a brief closure during Hurricane Maria. The resort …

 By Alexander Britell SAN JUAN — After a mixed bag of results in 2017, the Caribbean hotel industry is bullish on its prospects for 2018, according to Frank Comito, CEO of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association. Comito, who was …

 Above: Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello addresses attendees at CHTA Marketplace By Alexander Britell SAN JUAN — There was even Despacito. A fanfare-filled opening ceremony kicked off the 2018 edition of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s Caribbean Travel Marketplace …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Think Eataly, Puero Rican-style. While it’s not affiliated with the global Italian food hall brand, San Juan’s Il Nuovo Mercato is the city’s destination food market, with a remarkable assortment of authentic Italian options. Il …

 By Alexander Britell The Caribbean’s biggest travel conference is set for San Juan. The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s Caribbean Travel Marketplace conference is being held next week at the Puerto Rico Convention Center in San Juan. In what is …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Triumph will operate a diverse itinerary schedule in 2019-2020, with a wide variety of cruises, including several to the Caribbean, according to the company. The options range from four- to 14-day cruises, …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The Puerto Rico Tourism Company is reporting that Southwest Airlines will continue to expand its presence on the island. The announcement came from the interim Executive Director of PRTC, Carlos Campos. Two routes to San Juan’s …

caribbean hotels

 Caribbean hotels keep getting better and better, and the region’s hotel development pipeline shows no signs of slowing down, with new properties continuing to sprout across the Caribbean and Mexico, both large and boutique, EP and all-inclusive. So what are …

best restaurants in the caribbean

 Let’s get this out of the way. This list looks different than it otherwise might if a pair of unwelcome visitors named Irma and Maria hadn’t made their way through the Caribbean this fall. Indeed, the storm hit some of …

Caribbean Air Hub

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Turks and Caicos-based InterCaribbean Airways is expanding its network with new flights to the Eastern Caribbean island of Dominica. Beginning in February 2018, InterCaribbean will be launching nonstop services from Tortola and St Lucia to …

norwegian cruise line caribbean

 By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Norwegian Cruise Line has revealed its lineup of summer 2019 itineraries. Norwegian Dawn will set sail on seven-day cruises to the Bahamas and Florida from May 25 to August 31, 2019. This marks the ship’s return …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The Carnival Fascination cruise ship will undergo a multi-million-dollar dry dock that will add a variety of popular food and beverage innovations, Carnival announced this week. These will include Guy’s Burger Joint, developed by Food Network …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor All-inclusive company Bahia Principe has announced the reorganization of its 24-hotel portfolio, reclassifying its resorts into four categories and segmented experiences. The new categories and segments will simplify the process for consumers to identify which hotel …