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Blue Diamond Adds Another All-Inclusive in Cuba

 Blue Diamond Resorts has announced the addition of Aguas Azules to its portfolio of all-inclusive resorts in Cuba. Located just 45 minutes from Varadero Airport and 15 minutes from downtown, Aguas Azules occupies a stretch of Varadero’s famous beachfront, and ... [ Read More ]


JetBlue Expands New York-Havana Charter Flights

 More flights to Cuba By the Cuba Journal staff JetBlue continues to add more charter flights to Cuba. The New York City-based carrier announced Monday that it had expanded its partnership with Cuba Travel Services, with plans to launch a ... [ Read More ]


Usher and Ludacris Visit Cuba

 Stars in Cuba By the Caribbean Journal staff Cuba’s continuing to grow as a destination for music stars. And the trend continued this week as a pair of high-profile artists visited the Caribbean island. Following the recent trip to Cuba by Rihanna, ... [ Read More ]


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 Central Holidays eyes Cuba growth By the Caribbean Journal staff Central Holidays has named Arthur Berman as Vice President of its newly-formed Latin America and Cuba Division. In his new capacity, Berman will be responsible for implementing strategies that effectively ... [ Read More ]


 Another way for Americans to travel to Cuba By the Cuba Journal staff Central Holidays has announced the launch of a new eight-night people-to-people ‘Cruise Around Cuba’ aboard the Celestyal Crystal. This announcement follows the tour operator’s recent addition of ... [ Read More ]


 Airbnb’s Cuba boost  By the Cuba Journal staff The average state salary in Cuba is somewhere around $20 a month, although many on the island live on far less than that, according to figures from Cuba’s national statistical office. And ... [ Read More ]


 By the Cuba Journal staff Miami-based HavanaAir Charters is launching new weekly direct service between Houston and Havana, the company announced this week. HavanaAir will be operating the service with air carrier partner Eastern Air Lines Group. “We are very pleased ... [ Read More ]


 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Sunwing Vacations has announced the addition of a new direct flight from Sudbury, Ontario to Cayo Santa Maria, Cuba beginning on Dec. 24. The weekly Thursday flight will operate from December 24, 2015 to March 24, ... [ Read More ]


 Above: Havana By Dana NilandCJ Contributor JetBlue Airways has officially launched its first-ever service between New York and Havana. The company began the first of its weekly charter flights from New York’s John F Kennedy International Airport to Havana’s José ... [ Read More ]


  Above: Havana By the Cuba Journal staff A major cruise line is adding a new homeport in Havana. MSC Cruises, the world’s largest privately-owned global cruise line, will begin homeporting its MSC Opera in Havana in December. The 2,120-guest-ship ... [ Read More ]


 Above: Cuba By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Apple Vacations is launching a new People-to-People Educational programme featuring two different tours to Cuba. The tours, which will launch July 9, will give travelers the opportunity to “immerse” themselves in Cuban culture through ... [ Read More ]


 By the Caribbean Journal It’s one of the most sought-after luxury products in the world: the Cuban cigar. But due to the decades-long freeze between the United States and Cuba, cigars have remained a seductive mystery to millions. The recent rapprochement ... [ Read More ]


 Above: the recent signing ceremony for the new property By the Caribbean Journal staff Spanish hotel giant Melia is expanding in Cuba. The company announced this week that it would be developing a new resort in the Varadero area. The ... [ Read More ]


 Above: Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Roberta Jacobson By the Caribbean Journal staff The United States and Cuba will be resuming their high-level bilateral talks next week on re-establishing diplomatic ties and reopening embassies, the State Department ... [ Read More ]


 Above: the meeting in the Vatican City By the Caribbean Journal staff Cuba President Raul Castro and Pope Francis met privately in the Vatican City early Sunday morning. According to a note from the press office of the Holy See, ... [ Read More ]


 Above: the meeting in Moscow By the Caribbean Journal staff Cuba President Raul Castro visited Russia’s capital, Moscow, this week. The trip included a meeting with Russian Prime Minister Dimitri Medvedev,. Castro was on hand for the 70th anniversary celebration ... [ Read More ]


 Above: Havana, Cuba By the Caribbean Journal staff In a major step, the United States has begun approving licenses for a number of ferry companies to operate services between the United States and Cuba. While a number of hurdles remain, from ... [ Read More ]


 Above: Cuba By the Caribbean Journal staff Dutch Caribbean airline InselAir is adding a brand-new destination: Havana, Cuba. The carrier announced the move this week; the flights will begin out of Curacao on July 3. (The service includes connections from ... [ Read More ]