My first all inclusive experience

Let me start by saying I will always love cruising. Speaking as a U.S. Navy veteran, I love the sea and will continue cruising with my new grandson, #TheCruiseKid. Now it’s time to try my first all inclusive experience. Recently, my very close friends started visiting all inclusive resorts. They …

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Carnival adds another specialty restaurant to their new ship

Carnival Cruise Line today announced that it has partnered with world-renowned chef and restaurateur Emeril Lagasse on his first-ever seagoing restaurant aboard Carnival’s newest and most innovative ship, Mardi Gras, setting sail in summer 2020. Located in the heart of Mardi Gras’ French Quarter zone, Emeril’s Bistro 1396 will showcase …

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Don’t miss Cruising With The King

A quick reminder that “Cruising With The King” sails on February 1, 2020! This isn’t a full charter cruise, but I can tell you that you will experience a true Elvis Tribute cruise vacation when you book with me, “The Cruise Genius.” The classic dance moves, the costumes, the songs …

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Holland America testing added charge for second entree

I don’t know of anyone on social media that is a bigger fan of Holland America Line than I am, but Cruise Radio (click here) is reporting, “Cruise Line Adds Fee For Second Entree In Main Dining Room.” I get it; building more and more ships, cutting back on staff and focusing …

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Best Time to Visit Cozumel

  According to my friends at Caribeez.com, here are the best months to visit Cozumel:   6 Best Months to Visit The following list shows the best to worst months to go to Cozumel in order. The two best are March and April at the top. The two worst are …

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Tico Reunion Cruise

I was honored to serve on the U.S.S. Ticonderoga CG-47 back in my U.S. Navy days. After speaking with a shipmate of mine, we came up with the idea of having a Tico reunion cruise! No mid-watch, no fire party and no GQ at 0300! Amazing food and entertainment awaits …

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Theme cruises rock!

Even if a cruise isn’t a full ship charter (Cruising With The King), a theme cruise is unlike any other! People from all over the world are on the cruise for one reason; the music! I remember sitting alone at a table on the Lido deck near the buffet on …

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Are all inclusives really all inclusive?

We all know that cruises aren’t all-inclusive. Alcohol, photos, specialty restaurants are all extra cost, but when you go to an all-inclusive, you don’t expect to have to pull out your wallet! I just read an article from Oyster.com that offers 6 questions that vacationers should ask when checking in …

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Mexico expands tourism

Mexico News Daily is reporting that the Mexican government is taking steps to increase their tourism revenue. “The federal government presented a six-year tourism strategy yesterday with five key goals, including construction of the Maya Train, increasing foreign visitors’ spending and strengthening the sector across Mexico. Speaking at an event …

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Jacksonville’s Premier Black Car Service

I don’t know about you, but I like personalized service. I can’t tell you how many times I have ordered an Uber, only to be sweating it out if the driver will arrive on time! When you have to catch a 6 a.m. flight out of Jacksonville, the last thing …

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