Gavin MacLeod of The Love Boat dead at age 90

It’s very sad to learn that actor Gavin Macleod, TV’s Captain of The Love Boat has died at age 90. TMZ.com is reporting, “Gavin MacLeod — a veteran TV actor, famous for roles on “The Love Boat” and “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” — has died … TMZ has learned. …

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Carnival Receives CDC Approval as Cruise Restart Plan Moves Forward

As the CDC seems to be relaxing guidelines to resume cruises, Carnival received approval from the CDC to resume cruising, with some conditions. MaritimeExecutive.com is reporting, “Carnival Corporation received notification from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention that it has accepted the company’s agreements with PortMiami, the Port …

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Mexico on week 19 of COVID infection decrease

As COVID cases and deaths are sharply decreasing in the United States, our neighbors to the south are also receiving great news. Mexico is on week 19 of decreasing COVID infections. RivieraMayaNews.com is reporting, “Mexico City, Mexico — Mexico is on week 19 of a decrease in covid infections, a …

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CDC backs down on draconian rules for cruising

We’ve all heard that the CDC had issued very strict rules to the cruise industry if ships were to begin sailing again from U.S. ports. No buffets, social distancing and wearing masks sent shock waves through cruise enthusiasts. CruiseIndustryNews.com is reporting today , “The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and …

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Update on Vaccine Passport

I’ve been saying it for months, a Vaccine Passport is coming, so be prepared. Here’s an update on the Vaccine Passport published by CTVNews.com. “LONDON — Boarding pass, suitcase, passport and … digital vaccination certificate? Keen to avoid losing another summer of holiday revenue to the coronavirus pandemic, the European …

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Royal Caribbean receives ok for test cruises

We’ve all heard that cruising should be resuming soon, but media reports are saying that Royal Caribbean has received approval from the CDC to conduct “test cruises.”   RoyalCaribbeanblog.com is reporting, “Royal Caribbean has received permission from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to start test cruises in …

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President Biden signs bill to allow Alaska cruises

Until today, the U.S. Passenger Vessel Services Act (PVSA) mandates that foreign-flagged ships call at at least one foreign port on any U.S. itinerary, meaning any foreign-flagged cruise ships sailings in Alaska this summer must begin or call in Vancouver or Victoria, British Columbia. CruiseIndustryNews.com is reporting, “U.S. President Joe Biden …

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Cruises to Alaska set to resume

It has been a bad year for cruise enthusiasts, but it looks like there is a light at the end of the tunnel! Alaska cruises seem set to resume soon! SeattleTimes.com is reporting, “Cruises from Seattle to Alaska are set to return this summer after federal lawmakers cleared the way …

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Cancun avoids total lockdown for now

All eyes have been on the Mexican government for a Thursday announcement if Cancun and the state of Quintana Roo would remain at “Orange” COVID level or move into a lockdown by moving to the “Red” stoplight level. It seems that Cancún has avoided a total lockdown…for now! ThePointsGuy.com is …

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Florida judge passes cruise lawsuit to a mediator

Remember when Florida sued the CDC over the No-Sail-Order? Well, a Florida judge basically passed the buck by ordering mediation! SunSentinel.com is reporting, “Cruise lines, their customers, the state of Florida and the U.S. government will have to wait a little longer to learn whether a federal order keeping ships …

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