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Palladium Riviera Maya Update Day 2

Hello from the amazing Grand Palladium White Sand resort at Palladium Riviera Maya! It’s a thrill to be back at this home away from home. When AAA gives a resort a 4 diamond award, you can count on a perfect vacation experience! According to AAA,  “AAA Four Diamond Award. Each …

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Grand Palladium Riviera Maya Update

It’s great to return to Grand Palladium Riviera Maya to give you an update on what’s open, comments from guests, and to share some video with you! I’m getting a ton of requests on Facebook so stay tuned for the answers to your questions. My United flight left Jacksonville about …

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The Cruise Genius heading to Cancun

Yes, TheCruiseGenius is heading back to Cancun!  I’ll be bringing you an update on how the Grand Palladium Riviera Maya and Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres all-inclusive resorts are doing now that the COVID vaccinations are in full swing in the U.S. Before I go any further, I wanted to point …

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Virgin Voyages mandates COVID vaccinations for cruise passengers

MiamiHerald.com is reporting, “You’ll have to get a COVID-19 vaccine if you want to take a cruise with Virgin Voyages. The company announced Tuesday it will require all passengers and crew to be vaccinated against the virus when cruises restart, becoming the first South Florida-based cruise company to do so. In …

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Cancun airport adds staff to make tourist experience better

  Depending on what day you fly into Cancun, the time through immigration/customs can be 5 minutes, or it can be 45 minutes! My friends at TravelPulse are reporting, “In response to long lines at Cancun’s main airport, immigration officials in Mexico said on Wednesday that international visitors would be …

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Visitors to Cancun to pay new tourist tax April 1

TravelOffPath.com is reporting, “Beginning April 1, international visitors to the state of Quintana Roo which includes Cancun, Playa Del Carmen, Cozumel and Tulum will begin paying a new tourist tax. State officials have said the new fee proposed by Governor Carlos Joaquín González and approved by the state Congress last …

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The Cruise Genius on News4JAX WJXT Channel 4

I’ve been back in Jacksonville a few days now after my visit to the beautiful Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton and Palladium Jamaica resorts. I wanted to be sure to show you my live TV interview from the Grand Palladium resorts and rest assured I’ll bring more all-inclusive resort, and cruise experiences …

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Fun day at Chukka Caribbean Adventures

Had an amazing day at Chukka! One of the #1 questions I’m asked is, “Are excursions still available at all-inclusive resorts?” The answer is YES! During my recent visit to Palladium Lady Hamilton, I learned about Chukka Caribbean Adventures. I was glad to know that the excursion was only a …

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Day 6 Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton

Today is my last full day at the Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton, Palladium Jamaica resorts. I’ve had a great time here and look forward to returning again in 2021. One of the top comments I get during my Facebook Live videos is that the resorts look empty. Please keep in …

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Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton Day 5

I had an amazing day today at Palladium Jamaica and Palladium Lady Hamilton. The first thing I did this morning was receive my free COVID test. As you know, the Palladium Hotel Group is administering COVID tests to U.S. citizens at no charge until the CDC drops this requirement. The …

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