Tag Archives: Caribbeans

St Lucia named Caribbean’s Top Honeymoon Destination’ for ninth time


Saint Lucia has won the award for the ‘Caribbean’s Leading Honeymoon Destination’ at the 25th annual World Travel Awards. The award ceremony, which celebrates some of the finest travel brands in the Caribbean and North America, took place at Sandals Montego Bay, Jamaica on September 23, 2018.

This is the ninth time the island’s has won the award in ten years and the win represents Saint Lucia’s fifth consecutive title as ‘Caribbean Leading Honeymoon destination. Saint Lucia is also a nine-time winner of the ‘World Leading Honeymoon Destination’. “Romance has helped to establish the Saint Lucia brand and continues to be a significant niche market for the destination. This award is a result of the hard work of all our tourism stakeholders and truly is an award for the people…

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Royal Caribbean’s Cruise Ship Dry Dock Schedule and Upgrades for 2019-2021


Royal Caribbean continues to upgrade their fleet of 25 cruise ships with many of the cruise line’s ships being enhanced last year and this year.  The cruise line is currently in the middle of a $900 million renovation program (Royal Amplified) of their cruise ships.

When cruise ships go into dry dock, they receive routine hotel maintenance (new beds etc) and cosmetic upgrades in public areas that include lighting, new carpet, tile work, and wall coverings. Also, the dry dock gives cruise lines time to work on parts of the ships that are under the water line (azipods, propellers etc).

Royal Caribbean has been adding incredible new features including the Skypad, thrilling waterslides, laser tag, and escape rooms that is part of the Royal Amplified upgrades.  The enhancements allow Royal…

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Hypocrisy… Holness calls PNP the Caribbean’s most corrupt | News


Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) leader, Prime Minister Andrew Holness last night fired back at People’s National Party president Dr Peter Phillips who yesterday accused him of leading the most corrupt administration in independent Jamaica.

Speaking at a gospel concert in the JLP’s Area Council Two, Holness said Phillips was being hypocritical.

READ: Phillips says Holness gov’t most corrupt in independent Jamaica

According to Holness, the PNP’s list of corrupt activities dates back to 1989 with the Rollins land scandal to 2017 with the Manchester Parish Council scandal.

“There is no point to be scored on corruption. You can’t curse me when you corrupt, that is called hypocrisy,” Holness said.

He also said Phillips should not be trusted.

“We already know that him bad-mind, him nuh…

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Aruba hotel named Caribbean’s first certified carbon-neutral resort


Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort is the Caribbean’s first carbon neutral resort. As Aruba’s premier adults-only boutique resort, it is serene and peaceful, perfect for honeymooners and couples looking for romance and relaxation. (PRNewsfoto/Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort)

EAGLE BEACH, Aruba — Aruba’s Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort has just become the first hotel in the Caribbean to achieve carbon neutrality. To be certified as CarbonNeutral®, a critical element in the resort’s comprehensive sustainability program, the certification follows the CarbonNeutral Protocol and was officially made on August 28, 2018.

What does CarbonNeutral® mean?

CarbonNeutral® is a global standard awarded to businesses that have reduced their (CO2) greenhouse gas emissions, which trap heat in the…

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Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort Named Caribbean’s First Certified CarbonNeutral® Resort


EAGLE BEACH, Aruba, Sept. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Proving actions speak louder than words, Aruba’sBucuti & Tara Beach Resort just became the first hotel in the Caribbean to achieve carbon neutrality. To be certified as CarbonNeutral®, a critical element in the resort’s comprehensive sustainability program, the certification follows the CarbonNeutral Protocol and was officially made on August 28, 2018.

What does CarbonNeutral® mean?

CarbonNeutral® is a global standard awarded to businesses that have reduced their (CO2) greenhouse gas emissions, which trap heat in the atmosphere, to net zero.

“Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort has set the benchmark high with its sustainability program and we’re delighted that CarbonNeutral® certification has been added to its achievements,…

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Royal Caribbean’s Angie Stephen on an Asia-wide mission


Besides the main task of managing Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd’s (RCL) expanded presence in Asia, Angie Stephen’s mission is to further drive conversations with government partners.

She wants to raise awareness and drive understanding about how the cruise industry’s potential could transform their tourism sectors.

‘Especially in view of the growing size of cruise ships and passenger loads in the region,’ she told Seatrade in an exclusive interview.

‘Seeking closer cooperation on the issues of port and tourism infrastructure improvement and development, is all the more urgent today.’

Stephen, a 20-year RCL veteran was recently appointed  md for operations in Asia Pacific (excluding Greater China), overseeing commerce and operations for Royal Caribbean International and Azamara Club…

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