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Crystal Is Adding More New All-Inclusive Cruises to The Bahamas

 Crystal Cruises is adding three more cruises to its popular Bahamas-focused itineraries, Caribbean Journal has learned.  This fall and winter, the luxury cruise line will kick off three new itineraries, beginning with a cruise from New York City to The …

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Crystal Adds More Bahamas Cruises

 Crystal Cruises’ ground-breaking Bahamas cruises have expanded, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The all-Bahamas itineraries, which includes stops in ports like San Salvador, Great Exuma and Long Island, are now operating from three homeports: Nassau, Bimini and Miami.  The “Bahamas Escapes” …

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The Club Med Resorts of the Caribbean, Explained

 Club Med helped pioneer the concept of all-inclusive vacations in the 1960s and 1970s, and people of a certain age doubtless remember the hotel chain’s jingle from the time: “The Club Med vacation/The antidote for civilization.” Originally a no-frills concept …

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 Crystal Cruises set a new single-day record for bookings with the launch last week of its new cruises in The Bahamas.  The company said almost 4,000 guests reserved staterooms or suites for one of its new seven-night voyages that cruise …

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 Luxury cruise line Crystal Cruises will soon become the first cruise line to return to the Caribbean since the pandemic, with a new Bahamas-only itinerary exclusively for vaccinated travelers. The program, which launches this summer, is called Bahamas Escapes, and …

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 More and more Caribbean destinations are launching extended stay programs for those able to work remotely — in other words, offering the chance to live on an island for a year. But the newest remote work program in the region has …

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 All-inclusive brand Club Med will be reopening four of its resorts in the wider Caribbean region in October, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The company’s regional relaunch will include the reopening of the Club Med Cancun, Club Med Punta Cana and …

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 The history of rum is intertwined with the history of the Caribbean — particularly that infamous (and somehow lastingly romantic) age of rum-fueled pirates.  But for all the stories of Caribbean pirates and treasure-seekers, a surprisingly small number of pirates …

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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 …

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 By Alexander Britell On Sept. 8, 1932, the biggest storm ever recorded in Abaco pummeled the island, destroying hundreds of homes and killing 10 people, just enough to land it on page 22 of the Sept. 9 edition of the …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Ken McCallum, who sent in this lovely shot from the Club Med Columbus Isle on San Salvador in The Bahamas. Have you taken a great photo …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s best known as the island where Christopher Columbus made his first landfall in the New World. But the beach-filled island of San Salvador in The Bahamas has long been under the radar of even …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor They call it Bahama blue. But really, is should be Bahama blues, because the sapphire seas that wash this corner of the Caribbean can’t be described in a single word – simply because they aren’t …

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 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor The French pioneers of the all-inclusive vacation, Club Méditerranée (Club Med) has 70 resorts all over the world, including half a dozen in the Caribbean (in Cancun, Mexico; the Turks and Caicos Islands; the Bahamas; …

 One Bahamian island could soon get a major boost thanks to a major expansion of its airport. San Salvador in the Out Islands is undergoing a $1.5 million expansion and upgrade project, following damage from Hurricane Joaquin last year. “We …

 The National Emergency Management Agency and the National Repairs and Reconstruction Unit have issued contracts for the rebuilding of homes on Crooked Island, San Salvador and Long Island, the areas hardest hit by Hurricane Joaquin in October 2015. On Thursday …