Caribbean

MSC adds a port call in not-quite-the-Bahamas

MSC Cruises is joining the parade of cruise lines with private islands that host their passengers for days on the beach, at sports and even shopping. MSC has acquired a former dredging station 20 miles south of Bimini and 65 miles east of Miami and renamed it Ocean Cay. By the end of next year, $200 million will have created 6 beaches, 2000-seat amphitheatre, sports venues, walking and nature trails, and even a "Bahamian village" with shops and restaurants. Ocean Cay will be the biggest of...

Gumbo's Pic of the Day, September 23, 2015: Curacao North Sea Jazz Festival

As summer leans toward autumn, the Caribbean island of Curacao heats up with performances by some of the best jazz, R&B and contemporary artists at the islands annual North Sea Jazz Festival. Centered near Willemstad at the site of the World Trade Center, three stagestwo outside and one insidewere set up this year on the edge of Piscadera Bay to accommodate the artists and fans September 3, 4 and 5. Performers included Bettye Lavette, Cassandra...

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