Carnival cruise line resumes cruises from Miami

It’s been a long time coming, but Carnival cruise line has resumed cruising from Miami! CruiseIndustryNews.com is reporting, “Carnival Cruise Line kicked off its first cruise from in almost 16 months from PortMiami today with the departure of Carnival Horizon. It’s the second Carnival ship back in cruising action in …

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Dominican Republic Overview for tourists

I visited TRS Turquesa in the Dominican Republic 6 months ago and had a great time. I wanted to share some information about the region from DominicanRepublic.com: Punta Cana in a nutshell Punta Cana is the most important travel destination in the whole Caribbean.  Located in the east corner of …

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What is Traveler’s Diarrhea?

If you’ve traveled, chances are that you, or someone you know have experienced traveler’s diarrhea. My wife always makes sure that our suitcase includes Pepto-Bismol and Imodium A-D just in case we need it! Mayoclinic.org states, “Traveler’s diarrhea is a digestive tract disorder that commonly causes loose stools and abdominal …

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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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