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Celebrity to Relaunch Cruises From St Maarten

 Celebrity Cruises will be relaunching operations out of the island of St Maarten in June, the company announced this week.  The move to a Caribbean homeport follows last week’s announcement by Crystal Cruises that would relaunch cruises with a homeport …

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Rum Journal: Pusser’s Rum, a Caribbean Legend

 “A British tar is a soaring soul,As free as a mountain bird,His energetic fist should be ready to resistA dictatorial word.His nose should pant,and his lip should curl,His cheeks should flameand his brow should furl,His bosom should heave,and his heart should glow,And his fist be ever ready for a knock-down blow!” “A British Tar,” HMS …

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British Virgin Islands’ Scrub Island to Reopen

 The British Virgin Islands’ Scrub Islands resort is reopening in December, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The private-island resort near Tortola will reopen on Dec. 1, timed with the destination’s official reopening for tourism.  The resort will be open to both …

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 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Clint Dalton, who sent in this gorgeous shot of Smuggler’s Cove on Tortola in the British Virgin Islands.  Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com …

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 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Tom Bonin, who sent in this stunning photo of his view on a trip earlier this year to Tortola.  Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it to …

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 Musician Dave Mason’s biography reads like a who’s-who of rock history: the co-founder of the band Traffic with Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi, and Chris Wood, writer of “Feelin’ Alright,” and performer of the ‘70s hit “We Just Disagree” counted Jimi …

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 There’s a humming wind on the east coast of Aruba; a solitary kite surfer floats above the surface of the water and as the jeep pulls up onto to the sand you look around and he’s the only other person …

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 One of the leading villas in the British Virgin Islands is on the market.  St Bernard’s Hill House, long one of the premier estates in the BVI, is listed for $9.5 million with Smiths Gore.  The five-bedroom, six-bathroom estate is …

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 The British Virgin Islands is as beautiful above the water as it is below the water.  Whether you’re staring at sparkling shades of blue or marveling at its undersea life, it’s one of the most naturally gorgeous destinations in the …

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 If you’re stuck at home far from your favorite Caribbean beach, fire up one of these great live webcams on your screen of choice, and let your mind wander to where it’s warm until the day comes when you can …

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 For many people, singer Jimmy Buffett and his signature tune perfectly capture the island vibe they crave while slogging away at their busy lives the rest of the year. That’s even more true right now, as we all dream of …

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 Popular regional Caribbean carrier Cape Air just broke a record for ridership. Cape Air carried 35,000 passengers between December 2019 and January 2020, its highest monthly ridership to date since launching in the region 22 years ago. That number represented …

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 One of the Caribbean’s greatest regattas is back again in the British Virgin Islands for 2020. Next month, some 800 sailors and crew from around the world will descend on Tortola for the BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival. This …

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 Turks and Caicos-based interCaribbean Airways has confirmed its plans to launch a new gateway between Punta Cana and Tortola in the British Virgin Islands.  The new service is set to begin in January, with flights operated on the carrier’s Embraer …

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 The number of world-class Caribbean restaurants continues to multiply, making this landmark selection, which first launched back in 2013, more and more difficult each year.  The Caribbean food sector continues to send a strong message to the world that this …

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 The British Virgin Islands is now home to its first Wyndham hotel: the Wyndham Lambert Beach Resort in Tortola.  The newly resort is a rebranding of the former Lambert Beach Resort, which had been slated to debut as a Wyndham …

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 Turks and Caicos-based regional airline interCaribbean Airways is adding another new intra-Caribbean route, Caribbean Journal has learned.  Beginning Jan. 15, 2020, interCaribbean will launch new service between Tortola in the British Virgin Islands and Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic.  …

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 Carnival’s Carnival Fascination cruise ship is adding new Caribbean cruises out of its homeport in San Juan, Puerto Rico.  In 2021, the ship will add three new seven-day Caribbean cruises out of San Juan, each of which will include stops …