Carnival Mardi Gras announces new dining options

Carnival shared the following exciting dining news today, “UNIQUE TWO-IN-ONE DINING CONCEPT OFFERING BOTH CHINESE AND MEXICAN CUISINES TO DEBUT ABOARD NEW MARDI GRAS Carnival Cruise Line’s new Mardi Gras will feature the widest variety of culinary outlets in the fleet, with more than two dozen different venues, including Chibang!, …

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Return to TRS Yucatán and Grand Palladium Riviera Maya

I’ve had the opportunity to visit TRS Yucatán and Grand Palladium Riviera Maya several times in the past, and I’m glad to report that I just returned from a 10 day stay at the resort. I attended a very romantic wedding, and a group event that was productive and enjoyable. …

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Federal Judge Blocks CDC’s Cruise Restriction

Friday afternoon, I received an email asking me if I could be a guest on a South Florida TV news station. I would be commenting on news that a federal judge blocked the CDC’s cruise ship restriction. Winknews.com is reporting, “Saying the “injury to Florida’s economy grows by the day,” …

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Carnival cruise line data breach leaks personal information

CBSNews.com is reporting, “Carnival Corp. said Thursday that a data breach in March might have exposed personal information about customers and employees on Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Line and Princess Cruises. The breach makes Carnival the latest in a string of large companies to be hit by hackers this …

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Passengers on cruise ships test positive for COVID

As cruises resume, the news I feared came true, passengers on cruise ships have tested positive for COVID. Let’s keep it in perspective, over 500,000 passengers have cruised in Europe over the last 12 months with fewer than 60 passengers testing positive for COVID. On the other hand, news of …

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Carnival cruise updates it’s sailing schedule

I’ve included two pictures in this blog post to let you know of today’s Carnival cruise update on its sailing schedule. I’m glad that Carnival is moving forward to resuming cruising, but if people are anti-vax, all-inclusive resorts in Mexico, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic are open! The best part …

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Major cruise lines resuming cruising

As COVID vaccinations seem to be controlling new cases and deaths, cruise lines are resuming cruising. PrevueMeetings.com is reporting the following: “The world watched last weekend as the first major cruise ship open to North Americans—the Celebrity Millennium—set sail from St. Maarten. The cruise lines serving the U.S. market have not …

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Carnival cruise Galveston update

Today, Carnival cruise line offered an update on their upcoming Galveston, Texas cruises on the Carnival Breeze and Carnival Vista. JULY 2021 OPERATIONAL UPDATE: GALVESTON – CARNIVAL BREEZE & CARNIVAL VISTA The July cruises will operate with at least 95% of fully vaccinated guests, who will be required to present …

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Carnival confirms cruises to resume in July

A press release from Carnival states, “CARNIVAL CRUISE LINE CONFIRMS PLANS FOR JULY RESTART” MIAMI, June 7, 2021 – Carnival Cruise Line today confirmed its plans to return to guest operations from Port of Galveston on July 3 with Carnival Vista, followed by the return of operations on Carnival Breeze …

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The Cruise Genius on News4Jax

Once again, TheCruiseGenius was invited to share my thoughts on the Florida cruise lawsuit, test cruises and more on News4Jax in Jacksonville. TV interviews are always interesting. I don’t know what the questions are before the live interview, so I do my best to study up on current cruise and …

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