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St Maarten Just Had Its Busiest Cruise Day of 2018

 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 …

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Caribbean Photo of the Week: Simpson Bay, St Maarten

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Jennifer Bergen, who sent in this beautiful shot of the beach at Simpson Bay in St Maarten. Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean …

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St Maarten Airport Gets Ready for High Season

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The reconstruction of St Maarten’s iconic Princess Juliana International Airport is making progress, officials said this week. While the airport has been serving passengers since Oct. 10, 2017, operations will be transfefred back to the …

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St Maarten winair holidays

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Maarten-based regional carrier Winair is adding more new flights for the upcoming holiday season. The carrier is adding 24 additional seats for its St Maarten-Curacao flights on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Aruba flights …

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 …

all-inclusive st maarten

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The leading all-inclusive resort in St Maarten is set for a major reopening. The adults-only Sonesta Ocean Point resort is planning to reopen its doors on Dec. 15, according to the property. The property, which …

st maarten cruise boom

 By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s one of the Caribbean’s busiest cruise destinations – but when the ships depart and the sun goes down, Philipsburg, St Maarten tends to get quiet. A new project is looking to change that, however. Set …

st maarten winair

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Maarten-based regional airline Winair has expanded its fleet for the upcoming high season. The carrier has added its fourth Twin Otter aircraft, with demand expected to rise for the winter months, the company said. …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The island of Saint Lucia is the latest to benefit from JetBlue’s expansion of its Mint premium cabin service in the Caribbean. JetBlue launched its newest Mint route to the region this week with a …

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, …

aruba beach club

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Myrtle Beach-based National Hospitality Group is expanding in the Dutch Caribbean. NGH has revealed that it has added the Aruba Beach Club to its management portfolio. The Aruba Beach Club will be the company’s fourth …

St Maarten Sonesta Reopening

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Maarten’s popular Sonesta Ocean Point resort has pushed back its reopening date to December, Sonesta said Thursday. The Sonesta Ocean Point now has a projected reopening date of Dec. 15, while its sister resort, …

all-inclusive planet hollywood

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The first-ever Planet Hollywood resort in the wider Caribbean region has officially opened its doors on the coast of Costa Rica. The all-inclusive Planet Hollywood Beach Resort is set on the popular Papagayo Peninsula in …

St Maarten Cruise Passengers

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor A little over a year after Hurricane Irma, St Maarten’s all-important cruise industry set a remarkable milestone for 2018, topping 1 million cruise passengers. Carnival Cruise Lines newest Vista ship, Carnival Horizon, made its inaugural call …

JetBlue St Maarten

 By Alexander Britell In what is a significant boost for St Maarten, fast-growing carrier JetBlue is launching a new route to the island next year, Caribbean Journal has learned. Beginning early 2019, JetBlue will be launching its first-ever flights from …

 By the Caribbean ournal staff Air France’s Joon low-cost airline is launching a new route to the Caribbean next year, Caribbean Journal has learned. The carrier will be launching flights from Paris-Charles de Gaulle and St Maarten’s Princess Juliana International …

st maarten turnaround

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A year after Hurricane Irma, St Maarten is still very much in recovery mode — but its all-important tourism sector is beginning to see a turnaround, according to new data from the island’s tourism board. The …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff It was a banner year for Martinique’s cruise sector last year, according to local tourism officials. The destination and its signature port in the capital of Fort-de-France welcomed more than 620,000 cruise passengers last year. …