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Carnival Cruise Update and Cancun Resorts reopening July 1st

Once again I was a guest on WJXT Channel 4 in Jacksonville giving an update on cruises and the reopening of the Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres and TRS Coral resorts near Cancun. Americans are sick and tired of being stuck in their homes due to coronavirus! Unfortunately cruises have been …

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Cancun Airport Health Questionnaire

I just learned that the Cancun airport is requiring everyone complete a health questionnaire when arriving and leaving Cancun. You will want to complete this form when you have a great wi-fi signal! From what I remember when I was there last August, the wi-fi isn’t all that great at …

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Airport transfer company enacts Safe and Clean program

As travel resumes to Cancun and other tourist destinations, it’s important that airport transfer companies provide a healthy journey to hotels and excursions. I recently learned that Amstar, which provides transportation services around the world, developed the “Safe and Clean” program to keep their clients happy and healthy. By taking preventive actions, …

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Cruises out of US ports suspended until September 15th

One of the top questions I get from my clients is, “when will cruises resume?” Today the cruise trade group announced that cruises out of U.S. ports will be suspended until September 15th. TheVerge.com is reporting, “The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has announced that its members are voluntarily suspending operations out …

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Next stimulus package: It could include a vacation tax credit

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that President Trump is planning to meet with his senior advisers as soon as this week to discuss another stimulus package, according to a senior administration official. “We’ve been through the rescue phase and we’re now in the transitional reopening phase and I think …

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The Cruise Genius gives cruise update on WJXT

  It’s always a pleasure to share my perspective on cruise and travel related topics on WJXT, Channel 4 in Jacksonville. During the interview, I share the latest update from Norwegian Cruise Line regarding steps they are taking, in concert with the CDC, to be able to start cruising again. …

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Carnival cruise line delays cruises until August

Carnival Brand Ambassador John Heald shared with his audience on his popular Facebook page that Carnival cruise line is delaying cruises until August. “As many are asking what ships are sailing in August and from where, here is the information Beginning August 1, we plan to resume cruises on the …

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Carnival cancels cruises until June 27, 2020

I’ve received many calls asking when Carnival will resume sailing on the open seas. Carnival Cruise Line said today that it is notifying guests that they are cancelling more cruises as they extend the pause in North American operations, with plans to resume on June 27, 2020. The Carnival press release …

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CDC orders extension of cruise no sail order

News outlets are reporting that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have published new directives regarding cruise no sail orders. MiamiHearld.com reports, “Citing continued COVID-19 infections and deaths on cruise ships, federal health authorities are halting cruise operations in U.S. waters until the COVID-19 pandemic is over and requiring …

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Will the cruise lines recover

Not a day goes by when we are hearing stories of cruise ships not being allowed into port, cruise stock prices tanking, or cruise ships polluting our environment. It leaves the question of, “Will The Cruise Lines Recover?” My answer is yes. Clearly, the Coronavirus has perpetuated the theory that …

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