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Carnival Cruise Line Drops COVID-19 Testing on Short Cruises

Carnival cruise line has finally announced that they are dropping Covid-19 testing on short cruises. According to a press release from Carnival to travel agents, “We are pleased to announce that we are adjusting certain protocols to reflect the lifting of CDC requirements for the U.S. cruise industry. We remain, as …

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Palladium Hotel Group, Wyndham sign strategic alliance

Over the last 3 years, I’ve enjoyed visiting the Palladium Hotel Group resorts in Mexico, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic. Today, my friends at TravelPulse.com reported that the Palladium Hotel Group and Wyndham have formed a strategic alliance. “Wyndham Hotels & Resorts and Palladium Hotel Group have entered into a …

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CDC ends its COVID program for cruises.

Late on Monday, July 18th, 2022, news reports shared that the CDC has ended its COVID program for cruises. USAToday is reporting, “CDC has worked closely with the cruise industry, state, territorial, and local health authorities, and federal and seaport partners to provide a safer and healthier environment for cruise …

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6 amazing all-inclusive resorts

Over the last 3 years, I’ve had the unique opportunity to visit the all-inclusive resorts of the Palladium Hotel Group in Mexico, the Dominican Republic and in Jamaica. The number 1 question I’m frequently asked is, “what’s your favorite?” That’s like asking which one of your grandkids are your favorite, …

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All-inclusive resort or cruise? Which is better for you?

As the title of my blog states, I’m TheCruiseGenius. I’ve sailed on Holland America Line over 150 days, Carnival over 75 days, and on several other cruise lines. If you’ve been following me any length of time, you know that over the last 3 years, I’ve experienced the all-inclusive resorts …

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TRS Coral Review June 2022

I just returned from my 4th visit to TRS Coral and Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres. I have to say my 7 day stay was absolutely perfect! Orlando Airport  Instead of flying out of my local Jacksonville, Fl airport, I chose to drive 2 hours south to Orlando. You can’t fly …

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The Cruise Genius on News4Jax

Reports of the Biden Administration ceasing the mandatory COVID testing prior to returning to the U.S. is welcomed news for everyone. I was a guest on News4Jax this am live from Cancun discussing this breaking news and how it will affect travelers. I’ve been having a great time here at …

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US lifts COVID-19 test requirement for international travel

News reports are confirming that the U.S. is lifting the COVID-19 test requirement for international travel. “WASHINGTON — (AP) — The Biden administration is lifting its requirement that international air travelers to the U.S. take a COVID-19 test within a day before boarding their flights, easing one of the last …

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Cancun tourists can now access high quality Telemedicine

I’ve been in the home health industry for over 25 years. Recently, and mostly because of COVID-19, telehealth and telemedicine have drastically increased. Veterans through the VA receive care via telehealth, large hospitals and home health agencies have also adopted this amazing technology. Now tourists in Cancun have the opportunity …

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Grand Palladium Kantenah, Riviera Maya to receive major transformation.

I received word today from Palladium Corporate that the Grand Palladium Kantenah in Riviera Maya will receive a major transformation beginning April 15th, 2023. “We are thrilled to inform you that our beautiful GRAND PALLADIUM KANTENAH in RIVIERA MAYA will begin a major transformation including room-refurbishing program and the insertion …

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