Grand Palladium Riviera Maya Review

As you know, I have over 150 days on Holland America Line, over 75 days on Carnival, and many days on other cruise lines, but due to the never ending cutbacks and added fees on cruises, I decided to spend a week at the incredible Grand Palladium Resort in Riviera …

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Cruising with the King!

Just wanted to let you know that time is limited to book your cabin on “Cruising With The King! You will experience an amazing Elvis Tribute (non full ship charter) that is second to none! Click on the link below for details! http://www.cruisingwiththeking.com

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Mexican Tourist Cards and How to Get One

It’s been a long time since I’ve been to Mexico, and I just learned that you need to get a Mexico Tourist Card when entering the country! TripSavvy.com says, “A tourist card, also called an FMM (“Forma Migratoria Múltiple,” previously referred to as an FMT), is a tourist permit that …

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IRS denying passports if you are a delinquent taxpayer

My friends at TravelPulse.com are reporting, “The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced this week that taxpayers who owe too much in taxes and have not contacted the organization to develop a payment plan might not be able to receive or renew passports. According to WSET.com, a previous set of laws …

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Using your cell phone in Mexico

Tripsavvy.com has a great article about using your U.S based cell phone in Mexico. For those of us who take cruises, we know to stick to free wi-fi in port (follow the crew!), but if you’re staying at an all-inclusive resort for a week, what should you do? “Most of …

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Americans will need a visa to travel to the EU starting in 2021

According to TheHill.com, “The European Union announced Friday it will require a visa for Americans traveling to Europe as of 2021. U.S. nationals crossing the pond will need a passport and a credit or debit card to apply for a European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS) permit that will …

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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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