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CDC removes cruise travel advisory

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been open about their feelings pertaining to cruise travel by issuing travel advisories in the past, but CruiseHive.com is reporting that the travel advisory has been lifted. “The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today completely removed its travel …

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Loud noise triggers confusion at Cancún airport in Mexico

I’ve traveled safely through the Cancun airport many times, but today news reports stated that a loud noise triggered confusion at the Cancun airport in Mexico. CBSNews.com is reporting, “A loud noise triggered a stampede Monday at the international airport in Mexico’s popular tourist destination of Cancún. The country’s National …

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Sargassum barriers being added at beach destinations

I’ve been to all-inclusive resorts many times over the last 3 years, and one of the top complaints I hear is the amount of sargassum on beaches. TravelPulse.com is reporting that sargassum barriers will be installed in April. I will say that this effort will make many tourists happy, including …

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Sandals Resorts International Announces “40 For 40” Projects

In addition to amazing resorts, dazzling golf courses and luxury accommodations, Sandals also invests in their destination communities. Sandals Resorts International (SRI), in partnership with its philanthropic arm, the Sandals Foundation, has announced the complete list of projects under its “40 For 40” initiative. TravelAgentCentral.com is reporting, “Launched as part of Sandals …

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CDC reduces health warning for cruises to level 2

Once again, the CDC is letting everyone know that cruising is becoming safer by reducing the health warning even further to level 2-moderate. TravelPulse.com is reporting, “The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention on March 14 lowered the COVID-19 travel health notice for cruise ships to Level 2, which is …

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Carnival Launches VeriFLY Digital Health Wallet At All Homeports

It’s great to see that Carnival is making cruising easier by launching the popular VeriFLY technology digital health wallet at all homeports. CruiseIndustryNews.com is reporting, “Carnival Cruise Line is making health screening simpler and quicker for guests, according to a press release. After a successful pilot of VeriFLY by Daon, …

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Carnival Liberty Cruise Experience

I’m happy to say that I just returned from a 3 day cruise on the Carnival Liberty. After two years of not cruising, my wife Marty and I had a blast on the Carnival Liberty. Let me begin by talking about the COVID testing process 48 hours before sailing. 2 …

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Jamaica ends COVID related travel authorization

In March of 2021, I spent 7 amazing days at Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton. Due to the fact that COVID was prevalent in Jamaica, it was mandated to complete a travel authorization prior to flying to Jamaica. TravelPulse.com is reporting that the travel authorization required has been eliminated. “Visitors to …

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Choosing your cabin on a cruise ship

When you book a cruise, you may be considering the ports of call, the ship and the price, but the most difficult decision you will make is choosing your cabin on a cruise ship. We all know the price is the main factor in choosing a cabin, but keep in …

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