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Record 20 Million Passengers Recorded At Cancun Airport

Frequent readers of TheCruiseGenius.com know that over the last few years, I’ve been enjoying the amazing all-inclusive resorts of The Palladium Hotel Group. I’ve traveled to the Cancun airport many times, but be aware that TheCancunSun.com is reporting that a record 20 million passengers were recorded at the Cancun airport, …

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Top 3 things to experience at Grand Palladium Riviera Maya

I’ve been to the amazing Grand Palladium Riviera Maya resort several times over the past few years and I love it! It’s the first Palladium Hotel Group resort I visited. Then I visited TRS Coral, Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton, TRS Turquesa and then TRS Cap Cana. Just like your different …

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Cancun eliminates Mexico Tourist Card requirement

If you travel to Cancun frequently like I do, the biggest pain in the neck was completely the online form for the Mexico Tourist Card! If you lost your return portion of the card, you would have to pay a fee. My friends at TravelPulse.com are reporting that the Mexico …

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Cruise Planners trailblazer Vicky Garcia passes away.

Vicky Garcia   Cruise Planners corporate announced on their LinkedIn page that Vicky Garcia has passed away. “It is with a sincere and heavy heart that we announce the passing of Cruise Planners’ beloved COO Vicky Garcia. Words cannot begin to express the loss we feel, and what she means …

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Carnival Cruise Line Allows Unvaccinated to Sail Starting in September

Carnival cruise line has made a major announcement by allowing unvaccinated passengers to sail starting in September. The email to travel agents states,  “MIAMI, Aug. 12, 2022 – Carnival Cruise Line today announced protocol updates that meet public health goals but recognize the evolving nature of COVID-19. With these changes, …

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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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