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Palladium Riviera Maya Update Day 4

Day 4 here at the beautiful Grand Palladium Riviera Maya and neighboring TRS Yucatán and I’m overwhelmed. I’ve said it 1000 times, the spacious luxury accommodations, incredible food, perfectly landscaped grounds, and attentive staff makes a Palladium vacation unlike any other. The lobby of TRS Yucatán definitely has the “wow …

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Cruise no sail order extended until November

Fox 35 in Orlando is reporting, “The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday its no-sail order will remain in place until Nov. 1 for cruise ships despite a request from the Cruise Lines International Association to lift the order several months early.  The CLIA said it believes cruise …

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Palladium Riviera Maya Update Day 3

Hello and welcome to Day 3 of my visit to Palladium Riviera Maya (and TRS Yucatán!) Today has definitely been a day of food and relaxation! One of the best features of a vacation at any Palladium Hotel Group resort is the almost unlimited options of food choices! The best …

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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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