Two TV interviews on the same day

The CDC recently announced that they do not want people to cruise, even if they’re vaccinated: https://www.thecruisegenius.com/cdc-dont-cruise-no-matter-if-youre-vaccinated/. Minutes after the announcement was made, two different media outlets reached out to me for comments. The reality of the matter was that I was in Tampa attending my son’s wedding rehearsal dinner, and …

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CDC: Don’t cruise no matter if you’re vaccinated

CNN and other media outlets are reporting that the CDC is advising the public not to cruise, even if you’re vaccinated. “The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday increased the risk level for cruise ship travel to its highest level and said it should be avoided, regardless …

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Cruise ship COVID status

If you’re about to take a cruise, it may be a good idea to see if your ship is safe from COVID. The CDC has a color code chart, much like the traffic light chart that Mexico has for tourists to judge safety from COVID. The CDC website states, “While …

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Holland America Line ship not allowed to dock due to COVID

As you probably know, my wife of 37 years Marty, and I have sailed on Holland America Line over 150 days. News reports are stating that the Koningsdam was not allowed to dock in Puerta Vallarta. NBCNews.com is reporting, “A Holland America Line cruise ship was on its way back …

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Cancun Riviera Maya increase Health Protocols

As the Omicron variant of COVID-19 rages on, Cancun and Riviera Maya officials are working hard to keep tourists healthy. RivieraMayaNews.com is reporting, “With zero cases of Omicron in the state of Quintana Roo, the governor is asking people to take precautions and continue with health protocols. His message came …

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Carnival cruise line adds facial recognition at port of New Orleans

A recent press release from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) states that Carnival cruise line is adding facial recognition technology at the port of New Orleans. “U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), in partnership with Carnival Cruise Line, expanded the use of facial biometrics into the debarkation process at the …

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Cost of US passport increasing

As prices rise for gas, food and electricity, the U.S. State Department wants to join in by raising the price of new, and renewal of passports by $20. TravelPulse.com is reporting , “The U.S. Department of State will begin raising the cost of new and renewed passports by $20 beginning December …

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Cancun, Riviera Maya Predicts 1.5 Million Tourists for Holiday Season

Over the last 15 months, I’ve traveled to Cancun several times and enjoyed staying at TRS Coral, TRS Yucatán and Grand Palladium Riviera Maya (White Sand). TravelPulse.com is reporting that Cancun and Riviera Maya is expecting 1.5 million tourists this holiday season. “As many as 1.5 million tourists are expected …

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