International travel from the U.S. to Mexico

I just read a story on CNN lamenting international travel in 2021 (link at bottom of page). The fact of the matter is I’ve been traveling from Jacksonville, Fl to Mexico and the Dominican Republic frequently over the last few months! International travel from the U.S. to Mexico and the …

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Carnival cruise line cancels more cruises

Cruise Radio is reporting that Carnival cruise line is canceling all March, 2021 sailings: “In making today’s announcement, Duffy said, “We are sorry to disappoint our guests, as we can see from our activity that there is clearly a pent-up demand for cruising on Carnival.  We appreciate their patience and …

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Lost or Stolen Passport? Now What?

I was speaking to a friend of mine today, and he said that about a year ago, his dog ate his passport! We’ve all heard the story about the dog eating homework, but a passport? So, what should you do if your passport is lost or stolen? Lost Passport CNtraveler.com …

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2021 Cruise update

Once again, I was a guest on WJXT, Channel 4 in Jacksonville. I gave a 2021 cruise update, and also briefly mentioned all-inclusive resorts being open in Mexico, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic! The one thing the cruise lines should do is offer free medical insurance like the Palladium Hotel …

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2020 Year in Review with The Cruise Genius

Where do I start? In January of 2020, I was sitting with my friend, Vic Micolucci, (pictured above), being interviewed on WJXT, Channel 4 in Jacksonville, Fl. We talked about the new ships on the horizon for 2020, including Virgin Voyages, “Scarlet Lady”, but who knew what was about to happen to …

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Carnival Cruise Line Offers Free Credit Monitoring due to Data Breach

If you were a cruiser with Carnival cruise line, you may recall a recent press release that stated your information may have been compromised: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/carnival-corporation–plc-update-on-cyber-event-301151284.html “As earlier disclosed, Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL;NYSE: CUK) detected unauthorized third-party access to portions of the company’s information technology systems on August 15, 2020. …

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TRS Cap Cana Review

After spending a few amazing days at TRS Turquesa and neighboring Grand Palladium Palace in Punta Cana, I was driven to TRS Cap Cana to experience this all-inclusive resort. This boutique, 115 room paradise is very nice! The junior suite swim up is spacious, very modern and has a great view. Just like other TRS Hotels …

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TRS Turquesa Day 2

I began my 2nd day at the beautiful TRS Turquesa by eating breakfast at Helios! Helios is an Ibiza-style restaurant that serves amazing breakfast and lunch items. My favorites are the ham and cheese omelets for breakfast, and double -meat Philly cheesesteaks for lunch! Helios Breakfast Menu Helios Lunch Menu …

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TRS Turquesa Day 1

Let me start by saying that TRS Turquesa in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic is absolutely beautiful. Ok, I woke up at 4 a.m. for my 7 a.m. Delta flight from Jacksonville, to Atlanta, then to Punta Cana. The plane was a little over half full, and Delta is still keeping …

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The Cruise Genius at TRS Turquesa and TRS Cap Cana

Sure, I just returned from TRS Yucatán and TRS Coral near Cancun, but TRS Turquesa in the Dominican Republic recently reopened on November 19th and TRS Cap Cana will be reopening on December 4th! I’m heading to the DR shortly to visit these resorts for the first time. I’ve been …

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