Sandals Expands Barbados All-Inclusive With New Suites

By the Caribbean Journal staff

Sandals’ newest resort in the Caribbean has gotten even bigger.

Sandals has officially launched 50 new luxury suites at its all-suite Sandals Royal Barbados resort, the company announced on Monday.

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It’s the third major expansion that’s taken place at Sandals Royal Barbados, which debuted last year as the second Sandals-branded resort in Barbados.

Sandals Royal Barbados now has a total of 552 suites at its property on the south coast of Barbados.

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Sandals is calling the new units some of the “most over-the-top luxury suites” at the resort.

The new units join a resort that has some of the brand’s most unique amenities in the Caribbean, from a rooftop bar with ocean views to the first-ever bowling alley at a Sandals.

Sandals Royal Barbados first launched on the island at the end of 2017.

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Sandals has embarked on a widespread expansion and upgrade push in the Caribbean in recent years.

For more, visit Sandals Royal Barbados.

— CJ

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Caribbean Journal: Sandals Expands Barbados All-Inclusive With New Suites

By the Caribbean Journal staff

Sandals’ newest resort in the Caribbean has gotten even bigger.

Sandals has officially launched 50 new luxury suites at its all-suite Sandals Royal Barbados resort, the company announced on Monday.

sandals all inclusive barbados

It’s the third major expansion that’s taken place at Sandals Royal Barbados, which debuted last year as the second Sandals-branded resort in Barbados.

Sandals Royal Barbados now has a total of 552 suites at its property on the south coast of Barbados.

sandals all inclusive barbados

Sandals is calling the new units some of the “most over-the-top luxury suites” at the resort.

The new units join a resort that has some of the brand’s most unique amenities in the Caribbean, from a rooftop bar with ocean views to the first-ever bowling alley at a Sandals.

Sandals Royal Barbados first launched on the island at the end of 2017.

sandals all inclusive barbados

Sandals has embarked on a widespread expansion and upgrade push in the Caribbean in recent years.

For more, visit Sandals Royal Barbados.

— CJ

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JetBlue Launches Biometric Self-Boarding in New York

By the Caribbean Journal staff

JetBlue has launched its first biometric self-boarding gate at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport.

The new gate, which is the product of a partnership with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, gives customers flying to select international destinations a faster option with a gate that uses facial recognition technology to verify travelers.

The new gate comes after JetBlue’s trials of the technology in Boston, Fort Lauderdale and New York.

In Washington, customers flying to Nassau, Bahamas also have a one-step biometric boarding experience.

“The success of JetBlue’s biometric boarding program is a testament to the airline’s ongoing work to create a personal, helpful and simple experience,” said Ian Deason, senior vice president of customer experience, JetBlue. “The boarding touchpoint is an area that needs innovation and we feel biometrics will change the future of air travel as we look to create a more seamless journey throughout the airport.”

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puerto rico business – Google News: Ship mechanical woes strand thousands of Norwegian cruise passengers in Puerto Rico – Miami Herald


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Ship mechanical woes strand thousands of Norwegian cruise passengers in Puerto Rico
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Thousands of passengers aboard the Norwegian Jade cruise ship will have to fly back to Miami from San Juan, Puerto Rico cutting their 10-day Caribbean vacation short. The ship left from Miami on Friday, Nov. 16, and arrived in San Juan on Sunday.

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St Kitts Making Progress on Second Cruise Pier

By Dana Niland
CJ Contributor

Construction of the second cruise pier at Port Zante in St. Kitts is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2019, officials said this week.

The announcement came from Minister of Public Infrastructure, Ian Liburd.

“The construction works are on schedule and we anticipate that it would be completed in September 2019 barring any bad weather,” Liburd said. “Just last week, we carried out an updated simulation of ships – the simulation to satisfy us in terms of the berthing of three Oasis-class ships.”

On Dec. 11, one Oasis class ship, the new Symphony of the Seas, which is owned and operated by Royal Caribbean International, will make its inaugural visit to Port Zante. 

Symphony of the Seas will leave Miami for St. Kitts – its first port of call – on an itinerary that includes St Thomas; Nassau, Bahamas, and then back to Miami. 

The ship can accommodate 5,518 passengers at double occupancy up to a maximum capacity of 6,680 passengers, as well as a 2,200-person crew.

The construction of the second pier is being financed under a syndicate arrangement between four local entities.

— CJ

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Caribbean Journal: St Kitts Making Progress on Second Cruise Pier

By Dana Niland
CJ Contributor

Construction of the second cruise pier at Port Zante in St. Kitts is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2019, officials said this week.

The announcement came from Minister of Public Infrastructure, Ian Liburd.

“The construction works are on schedule and we anticipate that it would be completed in September 2019 barring any bad weather,” Liburd said. “Just last week, we carried out an updated simulation of ships – the simulation to satisfy us in terms of the berthing of three Oasis-class ships.”

On Dec. 11, one Oasis class ship, the new Symphony of the Seas, which is owned and operated by Royal Caribbean International, will make its inaugural visit to Port Zante. 

Symphony of the Seas will leave Miami for St. Kitts – its first port of call – on an itinerary that includes St Thomas; Nassau, Bahamas, and then back to Miami. 

The ship can accommodate 5,518 passengers at double occupancy up to a maximum capacity of 6,680 passengers, as well as a 2,200-person crew.

The construction of the second pier is being financed under a syndicate arrangement between four local entities.

— CJ

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