November 15, 2019

Allure of the Seas docks in San Juan following two cancelled visits by other Royal Caribbean ships

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By Matt Hochberg from Royal Caribbean After two consecutive Royal Caribbean ships cancelled scheduled stops in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Allure of the Seas was able to dock in San Juan earlier Thu 18 July. MarineTraffic and El Nuevo Día indicate Allure of the Seas was able to dock in Old San Juan this morning on Pier 3. Earlier […]

Cruise Ship rerouted by rioting in San Juan

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By Doug Parker From Cruise Radio Guests sailing onboard Royal Caribbean’s Empress of the Seas were thrown a curveball today as the ship had to skip San Juan, Puerto Rico because of political unrest. This ship, which was only three miles off the coast, ultimately decided that it would be best to cancel the port call. The […]

A marijuana dispensary is coming to this Caribbean marina

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From NAN News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Jan. 4, 2019: A 5,000 sq. ft. marijuana dispensary is coming to one of the largest marinas in the Caribbean. GSRX Industries (OTCQB: GSRX) of Puerto Rico will open the dispensary at the foot of the Puerto del Rey in Fajardo, Puerto Rico. It will be Puerto Rico’s fifth […]

Celebrity Cruises unveils even more island time with 2020-21 Caribbean season

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Longer stays. More nights than ever. The most revolutionary fleet in the islands. Travelers looking to explore the Caribbean in modern luxury style will find an array of new options, as THE CELEBRITY REVOLUTION accelerates to full-speed for the 2020-2021 Caribbean season.Celebrity Cruises’ newest ships, the yet-to-be-launched Celebrity Apex and the already award-winning Celebrity Edge, will join a modernized fleet […]

St. Maarten 2nd busiest airport for private jets in Caribbean

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From The Daily Herald St Maarten Infographic about most popular private jet destinations in the Caribbean. LONDON/MIAMI–PrivateFly, an internationally operating company that offers private jet charters, shared some good news for St. Maarten on Thursday, even though it is based on figures of 2016-2017. Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA) ranked number two in the top […]

Cooperation, not competition, is key for Caribbean’s continued success

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by Daniel McCarthy From Travel Market Report The Caribbean has seemingly forever been the bellwether for the cruise industry. According to CLIA’s 2018 Cruise Outlook, 35.4 percent of all cruise deployment was dedicated to the Caribbean, more than double the second-most-trafficked region (the Mediterranean). But it’s not yet saturated and there’s still room for growth and more guests […]

Judge: Bankruptcy applies to all Puerto Rico Catholic churches

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By Eva Lloréns Vélez From Caribbean Business SAN JUAN – Federal bankruptcy Judge Edward Godoy decided Friday that Archdiocese of San Juan’s bankruptcy filing applies to all Catholic churches in Puerto Rico. This means that both the Archdiocese of Mayagüez and that of Ponce can also get relief from chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Both archdioceses […]

After the hurricanes, Caribbean travel is coming back faster than you think

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By Doug Gollan From Forbes When agents from Ovation Vacations call clients to discuss their upcoming winter travel plans, many are surprised to hear their favorite Caribbean resorts and islands are already open, back in business or will open by the Festive Season, the period that starts on December 22nd and runs until the 3rd […]

The cost of connecting the Caribbean: over extensions, fruitless expansions and disappearing brands

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By Ian McMurtry News From Airline Geeks Looking across the U.S., it’s common to see carriers cancel unprofitable routes in order to move aircraft to more popular and profitable routes. Whether it is a single route or the dismantling of an entire hub, carriers are not shy about doing what they can to maximize their […]

NTSB: Puerto Rico ship fire revealed maintenance problems, poor crew training

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By Bart Jansen, From USA TODAY WASHINGTON — Federal investigators on Tuesday blamed the shipping company Baja Ferries’ poor maintenance and safety training for a fire that caused six serious injuries aboard the Caribbean Fantasynear Puerto Rico in 2016. The National Transportation Safety Board noted that nobody died in the fire Aug. 17, 2016, while 387 passengers […]