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Carnival Mardi Gras welcomes media and travel advisors

  I was overwhelmed when I boarded the brand new Carnival Mardi Gras. Media and travel advisors were invited to come onboard the day before her first sailing and it’s a day I’ll never forget. Carnival Mardi Gras required a special pier at Port Canaveral considering she is an LNG-powered …

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Holland America Line resumes cruising to Alaska

My wife Marty and I have sailed over 150 days with Holland America Line to the Caribbean. We were both glad to hear that Holland America Line has now resumed cruising to Alaska. KOMONews.com is reporting, “Shouts of joy and chanting filled Pier 91 Saturday morning, as crew members aboard …

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The Cruise Genius discusses cruise travel insurance on News4Jax

I always enjoy sharing my perspective about travel on News4Jax (WJXT, Channel 4 in Jacksonville.) Today I shared my thoughts on Carnival cruise line mandating travel insurance for non-vaccinated passengers, the viral video of a woman being kicked off a Royal Caribbean cruise ship, and all-inclusive resorts. It’s hard to …

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Norwegian Cruise Line sues Florida over COVID passport ban

CNBC.com is reporting, “Norwegian Cruise Line filed a lawsuit against Florida’s surgeon general, hoping to put an end to the state’s law preventing businesses from requiring customers to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination. Norwegian asked the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida to throw out the state’s …

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Unvaccinated cruisers required to purchase travel insurance

USAToday.com is reporting, “Carnival Cruise Line has followed Royal Caribbean’s lead in adding a travel insurance requirement for unvaccinated cruisers departing from Florida. “Consistent with the practices of other lines who are also restarting their operations, and in the best interests of our guests who are unvaccinated, this is important …

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More than 2 million tourists arrive in Cancun in June 2021

If you’ve been following me for any length of time, you know that I’ve travelled to the Palladium Hotel Group resorts near Cancun several times over the last 2 years. What’s interesting is that in June of 2021, more than 2 million tourists arrived in Cancun! TravelDailyNews.com is reporting, “Despite …

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Carnival Mardi Gras statistics

It seems that everyone I’m talking with says that the brand new Carnival Mardi Gras is the most exciting ship of 2021. Check out these Carnival Mardi Gras specifics:  More Choices to Stay and Play Mardi Gras brings its flair for fun to a number of destinations, in the Caribbean. Carnival …

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