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Port Parking Space

When you drive to the cruise port, you can choose to park at the port, however the cost may be out of your budget!!! When I cruise from Port Canaveral, I choose Port Parking Space! It’s only 1/2 a mile from the cruise port, they have modern air conditioned shuttles, …

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Getting your passport in Duval County, Florida

The U.S. State department has revealed that estimates to process a routine new passport application has changed from six to nine weeks to eight to eleven weeks due to increased demand. Expedited processing may take five to seven weeks. Keep in mind the clock starts when the State Department receives …

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American busted at Cancun airport for carrying too much cash

TheCancunSun.com website is reporting, “A tourist from the U.S. was arrested this week at the Cancun International Airport for attempting to cross the border with too much undeclared cash. According to the report from the Mexican National Guard, he was carrying approximately 1.1 million pesos (around $60,000 USD) at the time of his …

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Cancun Airport promises faster time for travelers.

My friends at TravelOffPath.com are reporting that E-Gates will be available soon at the Cancun airport! Hopefully this will result in faster times to get through the immigration process! “In a new effort to speed up security ahead of what’s shaping up to be a record winter for tourism, Cancun Airport …

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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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