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Carnival cruise line cancels more cruises

Another day, another announcement about cruises being paused. ThePointsGuy.com is reporting, “Cruise giant Carnival Cruise Line is throwing in the towel on a July restart for most of its ships. The world’s second-biggest cruise line on Tuesday canceled July sailings for all but four of its 24 vessels, citing uncertainty about …

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Dominican Republic Updates Airport Protocols

Last December, I had the privilege of visiting TRS Turquesa/Grand Palladium Punta Cana and the exclusive TRS Cap Cana all-inclusive resorts in the Dominican Republic. Recommend.com is reporting,  “The Dominican Republic has revamped its airport entry protocols implementing a new electronic form for more a seamless arrival and departure, as …

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Star Trek Cruise sold out

CruiseHive.com is reporting, “2022 is already expecting to be a great comeback for the cruise industry, and that also includes the much anticipated charter cruises. Star Trek: The Cruise and the 80s Cruise that will take place on Royal Caribbean’s Mariner of the Seas have sold out. It’s welcome news …

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CDC says cruise ship buffets must go

CruiseIndustryNews.com is reporting that the CDC will eliminate cruise ship buffets and require organized shore excursions. “For cruise lines wanting to operate from a U.S. port, they will need to adhere to a number of new regulations released on Wednesday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) …

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Norwegian Cruise Line honoring teachers

According to a press release from NCL, Norwegian Cruise Line is celebrating teacher appreciation week by “Giving Joy” to educators across the U.S. and Canada. ‘Norwegian’s Giving JoyTM’ Contest is Now Open and Accepting Nominations at www.nclgivingjoy.com from May 3 – June 4, 2021 “In recognition and celebration of the countless …

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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis bans Covid Passport

On Monday, May 2nd, 2021, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis banned Covid passports and took aim at arbitrary lockdowns. Keep in mind if the Biden administration does mandate a so-called Covid or Vaccine passport (which I have been predicting for months now), federal law may override state law. “St. Petersburg, Fla. …

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Interview with travel reporter Mark Chesnut

One of the perks of sharing my perspective on travel is meeting amazing journalists. I recently listened to Mark Chesnut on a Travel Pulse Podcast and asked him if he could share some insight on travel during COVID. Scott Lara: Like me, you’ve been traveling overseas during the pandemic. What’s been …

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Port Canaveral begins vaccinating cruise ship crews

FloridaToday.com is reporting, “Port Canaveral on Friday became the first U.S. port to coordinate COVID-19 vaccine distribution to cruise ship crew members, in advance of a possible return to cruising in July. The U.S. cruise industry has been shut down since March 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic. The vaccination …

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