The Empress of the Sea of Royal Caribbean International leaves the harbor of Havana being the last US cruise ship to leave Cuba one day after the Trump administration had announced the ban of cruise ships from traveling to Cuba, on June 5, 2019, in Havana, Cuba. (Photo by Sven Creutzmann/Mambo photo/Getty Images)
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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. June 7, 2019: Here are the top stories making news on the Caribbean travel scene for the week-ending June 7, 2019:

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Royal Caribbean this week says it is determining alternate destinations for future sailings for its Cuba cruise passengers.

US territories like the USVI and Puerto Rico are among those trying to compete to replace the fallout from the Cuba cruise ban.

A new 168-room hilton hotel is set to open in kingston, Jamaica in 2020.

The US is warning nationals to exercise caution if travelling to Guyana due to crime there.

American Airlines will be adding a second weekly service from Miami to St. Vincent and the Grenadines this December.

Visitors want more authentic experiences the USVI tourism commissioner said this week.

A celebration of the culinary, spirits and cultural wonders of the Caribbean is coming to Mana Wynwood, Miami on June 22.

And Buju Banton is among the acts set for Jamaica’s Reggae Sumfest from july 14-20 in Montego Bay.