Cancun ends tourist season exceeding pre-pandemic figures

As you know, I’ve travelled to Cancun several times during the last 15 months. In addition, a good friend of mine was married and brought over 50 family and friends to Grand Palladium Riviera Maya a few months ago! I also attended a work event at TRS Yucatán that included …

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Carnival cruise line developing in terminal COVID testing

To be able to comply with CDC regulations pertaining to COVID testing, Carnival is developing in-terminal COVID testing capability. This is a win-win for both Carnival and cruisers! The below information is taking directly from the Carnival website: Mobile Testing We realize some of our guests are having a challenge …

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Carnival cruises line announces additional ship restarts for November 2021 and beyond.

Unfortunately, I just received some bad news regarding the Jacksonville-based Carnival Ecstasy restarting sailing. With eight of its ships already in guest operations, and more restarting in September and October, Carnival Cruise Line today announced the next round of details about additional ship restarts for November 2021 and beyond. Carnival Valor will follow Carnival Glory in New Orleans with …

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Behind the Scenes at The Grand Palladium Resort on the Mayan Riviera

I’ve always known that lots goes on to make all-inclusive resorts function. Check out this post behind the scenes at the Grand Palladium Riviera Maya. TravelYucatan.com reports, “The Grand Palladium is a 5 star mega-resort. A virtual small city carved out of rich mangroves and jungle. Situated over 2,000,000 square …

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Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings victorious over State of Florida

CruiseHive.com is reporting, “Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings wins its lawsuit against the state of Florida and is granted preliminary injection to sail from the state with 100% vaccinated guests and crew members. All three brands under the company will be allowed to request proof of vaccination before a cruise. Norwegian …

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Carnival cruise line makes changes to COVID protocols

As you know, I recently toured the brand new Carnival Mardi Gras. Unfortunately, Carnival cruise line is adding some hurdles to cruising which includes changes to COVID protocols. CruiseHive.com is reporting, “With the very fluid situation in making sure cruise passengers remain safe, Carnival Cruise Line updates its protocols, including …

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