First flights from Europe arrive in Cancun

I’ve been saying it for weeks; You better get to Cancun before European tourists begin arriving. You still have a little time before Europeans come in masses, but first flights from Europe have now arrived in Cancun. Traveloffpath.com is reporting, “The first flights from Europe are now arriving in Cancun as …

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Hurricane Delta update regarding Grand Palladium resorts

If you’ve been following the news regarding Hurricane Delta, you know that two of my favorite resorts were in the crosshairs of the storm. I wanted to share an update regarding Hurricane Delta and the Grand Palladium Riviera Maya/TRS Yucatan and Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres/TRS Coral. Grand Palladium update from …

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White House overruled CDC regarding cruise no sail order

Breaking News! Axios.com is reporting the following, “Robert Redfield, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, was overruled when he pushed to extend a “no-sail order” on passenger cruises into next year, according to two sources with direct knowledge of the conversation today in the White House …

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The Cruise Genius discusses cruises and Grand Palladium Riviera Maya

Today I discussed the latest cruise news and an update on the Grand Palladium Riviera Maya reopening on WJXT, channel 4 in Jacksonville. Cruise Radio recently reported on the CDC/cruise issue: https://cruiseradio.net/the-final-countdown-will-the-cdc-lift-the-ban-on-cruise-ships/ In addition, news reports are stating that flights to Cancun are resuming in record numbers: https://www.traveloffpath.com/cancun-has-become-one-of-top-destinations-in-the-world-during-the-pandemic/ I can say …

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‘Healthy Sail Panel’ submits 74 COVID-19 cruise recommendations to CDC

USA Today and other news outlets are reporting that Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise line has submitted recommendations to the CDC to help end the cruise “no-sail order.” ”It’s not news that cruising will be different when ships return to U.S. waters as cruise operators seek to ensure passengers’ safety. The question of what a …

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Virgin Islands to allow tourists to return.

While cruises are currently paused, it’s nice to know that the Virgin Islands are reopening for tourists! My friends at Travel Pulse are reporting, “The U.S. Virgin Islands will re-open its borders to international travelers beginning September 19, according to a statement on a government’s tourism website. Territory officials began …

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Here’s you chance to buy a cruise ship

Speaking as a U.S. Navy veteran, I’ve always loved sailing on the ocean blue. Keep in mind that Navy ships are built for battle, not comfort, but when I read that a cruise ship is up for sale, I had to consider it! Just like Sir Richard Branson has been …

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Will Americans Cruise again soon?

I always appreciate the opportunity to share my thoughts about cruising, all-inclusive resorts and when I believe Americans will be able to cruise again. In addition to giving a overview of the recent MSC Grandiosa cruise in Italy, I shared that the Grand Palladium Riviera Maya/TRS Yucatan will be reopening …

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CDC Drops Recommendation for 14-Day Quarantine After Traveling

The media has told us that if you’ve traveled out of the country, you are required to self-quarantine when you return home. In addition, if you’ve tried to go into your doctor’s office or visit a relative in the hospital, you’re asked if you’ve traveled outside the U.S. TravelPulse and …

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