The Cruise Genius discusses cruises and Grand Palladium Riviera Maya

Today I discussed the latest cruise news and an update on the Grand Palladium Riviera Maya reopening on WJXT, channel 4 in Jacksonville. Cruise Radio recently reported on the CDC/cruise issue: https://cruiseradio.net/the-final-countdown-will-the-cdc-lift-the-ban-on-cruise-ships/ In addition, news reports are stating that flights to Cancun are resuming in record numbers: https://www.traveloffpath.com/cancun-has-become-one-of-top-destinations-in-the-world-during-the-pandemic/ I can say …

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‘Healthy Sail Panel’ submits 74 COVID-19 cruise recommendations to CDC

USA Today and other news outlets are reporting that Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise line has submitted recommendations to the CDC to help end the cruise “no-sail order.” ”It’s not news that cruising will be different when ships return to U.S. waters as cruise operators seek to ensure passengers’ safety. The question of what a …

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Virgin Islands to allow tourists to return.

While cruises are currently paused, it’s nice to know that the Virgin Islands are reopening for tourists! My friends at Travel Pulse are reporting, “The U.S. Virgin Islands will re-open its borders to international travelers beginning September 19, according to a statement on a government’s tourism website. Territory officials began …

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Here’s you chance to buy a cruise ship

Speaking as a U.S. Navy veteran, I’ve always loved sailing on the ocean blue. Keep in mind that Navy ships are built for battle, not comfort, but when I read that a cruise ship is up for sale, I had to consider it! Just like Sir Richard Branson has been …

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Will Americans Cruise again soon?

I always appreciate the opportunity to share my thoughts about cruising, all-inclusive resorts and when I believe Americans will be able to cruise again. In addition to giving a overview of the recent MSC Grandiosa cruise in Italy, I shared that the Grand Palladium Riviera Maya/TRS Yucatan will be reopening …

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CDC Drops Recommendation for 14-Day Quarantine After Traveling

The media has told us that if you’ve traveled out of the country, you are required to self-quarantine when you return home. In addition, if you’ve tried to go into your doctor’s office or visit a relative in the hospital, you’re asked if you’ve traveled outside the U.S. TravelPulse and …

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MSC Cruises Sails for First Time Since Lockdown

Cruises are finally set to begin departing from Italy since the lockdown and MSC Cruises are first in line. What are cruises going to look like in the age of the pandemic? MSC Cruises are taking many precautions in an effort to ensure the safety of its passengers and reduce …

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