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Crystal Cruises’ New Caribbean Itinerary

 Above: a Crystal Cruises ship By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Crystal Cruises has unveiled a new itinerary for the upcoming winter season. Crystal Cruises is inviting passengers to “give thanks” on its new ultra-luxury voyages debuting this Thanksgiving. The new Caribbean …

A New Way to Stay Fit in San Juan

 Above: the Condado Plaza Hilton By Dana NilandCJ Contributor San Juan’s Condado Plaza Hilton is introducing Puerto Rico’s first SURFSET surf-inspired fitness classes, the property announced. Guests and groups can take part in the unique workout that delivers the “total …

Puerto Rico’s Big Jump in Cruise Ship Arrivals

 Above: San Juan (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico’s cruise ship numbers are surging. The island reported 526,428 cruise arrivals in the first quarter of 2015, which represented a 26.2 percent increase over the first three months …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: Villa Herencia (all photos by CJ) By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor In hotel-hunting – as in love – finding the right one is never easy. And like many other travelers, I’ve despaired over ever finding the right roost to …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor SAN JUAN — Move over mofongo; there’s something new in my mouth. I never thought I could enjoy any Puerto Rican dish more than mofongo. About five years ago I had my first taste of …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor SAN JUAN — In English they’re popsicles; in Spanish they’re paletas. But in any language, the frozen novelties from Puerto Rico’s Senor Paletas taste just as sweet. Opened in January, the tiny Old San Juan …

 Above: San Juan (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Mexican Airline Volaris is launching a new route between Cancun and San Juan, Puerto Rico, the Puerto Rico Tourism Company announced. The new service with the Mexican low-cost carrier will …

 Above: the Radisson in San Juan By the Caribbean Journal staff The Radisson Ambassador hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico has closed its doors. The company’s website reported that the “selected hotel is off-line and is not accepting reservations.” The …

 Above: San Juan, Puerto Rico (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff InselAir is continuing its expansion out of Aruba. The carrier announced this week that it would be launching new service between Aruba and San Juan, Puerto Rico. The …

 Above: a LIAT plane By the Caribbean Journal staff Regional air carrier LIAT has added a series of new routes for the summer season, the company announced this week. “From Antigua, customers will now be able to connect with a …

 Above: Carnival Victory By the Caribbean Journal staff Carnival is repositioning its Victory cruise ship to San Juan, the company announced Tuesday. The company will be offering week-long southern Caribbean cruises on Victory beginning Nov. 6, 2016, according to a …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor If you’re looking for local food in Old San Juan (and you’ve already been to Raices, Café El Punto and El Jibarito), here’s another eatery to try. Aji Dulce Café on Calle San Jose specializes …

 Above: Stella Nolasco (All photos by CJ) By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor For the first time, two designers from Puerto Rico showed their spring/summer 2015 collections at New York’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. CJ recently visited their San Juan ateliers, and since …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor SAN JUAN — As if having the Caribbean’s largest mall at Plaza Las Americas wasn’t enough, today Puerto Rico has welcomed a new addition to its retail landscape with the opening of the Mall of San …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor A Caribbean cruise is never a bad idea but not all ports are created equal. These 10 ports of call, which offer a winning combination of passenger facilities and proximity to the island attractions we …

 Above: an Air France plane By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s a new gateway from France to several Caribbean destinations. Air France and Air Antilles have signed a codeshare agreement to partner on the offer of six new destinations in …

 Above: a Seaborne plane By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean carrier Seaborne has signed an agreement to connect Air Europa’s daily flight from Madrid to Santo Domingo to Puerto Rico. The two companies have signed a codeshare agreement to cover …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Visitors rightly rave about Puerto Rico’s unique mash-up of African, Spanish and other European influences, reflected in its history, food, art and culture. And nowhere is this cultural complexity more apparent than in the cosmopolitan capital …