Richard Fain steps down as CEO of Royal Caribbean

Longtime CEO of Royal Caribbean, Richard Fain is stepping down. Seatrade-Cruise.com is reporting, “CFO Jason Liberty, 46, will succeed him as CEO and join the board, which Fain will continue to chair. The third-longest serving CEO among current S&P 500 leaders, Fain’s storied career is defined by the innovations he …

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Kids cruise free on Holland America Line

As you know, my wife Marty and I have sailed on Holland America Line over 150 days. Now that we have grandkids, we wanted to share our passion of this amazing cruise line with our grandkids! TravelPulse.com is reporting that kids cruise free on Holland America Line! “Holland America Line …

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CDC lowers Jamaica to level 3 designation

    I was fortunate to travel to Jamaica in 2021 and stay at the Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton resort. During that time, the COVID designation was high, but as Travel Agent Central is reporting, “Looking at the continued progress made by Jamaica in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, the …

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Carnival cruise line named as one of the world’s best employers of 2021

Carnival issued a press release stating, “MIAMI, October 13, 2021/3BL Media/ – Carnival Corporation & plc(NYSE/LSE: CCL;NYSE: CUK), the world’s largest cruise company, announced it has been named as one of the World’s Best Employers of 2021 by Forbes, a leading source of business news worldwide. Presented by Forbes and Statista …

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Cancun moves to green on Covid traffic light system

Over the last 15 months, I’ve enjoyed my visits to TRS Coral, Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres, TRS Yucatán and Grand Palladium Riviera Maya. During those visits, the so-called Covid traffic light system told locals and tourists that Covid levels were high. Now, RivieraMayaNews.com is reporting that Cancun and Riviera Maya …

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Carnival cruise line announces restarts

  CruiseIndustryNews is reporting, “Carnival Cruise Line announced plans for more ship restarts for January and February, as it works towards the return of its full fleet sailing from U.S. homeports in the spring of 2022, according to a press release. With 17 ships scheduled to be operating by year-end, …

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Cancun ends tourist season exceeding pre-pandemic figures

As you know, I’ve travelled to Cancun several times during the last 15 months. In addition, a good friend of mine was married and brought over 50 family and friends to Grand Palladium Riviera Maya a few months ago! I also attended a work event at TRS Yucatán that included …

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Carnival cruise line developing in terminal COVID testing

To be able to comply with CDC regulations pertaining to COVID testing, Carnival is developing in-terminal COVID testing capability. This is a win-win for both Carnival and cruisers! The below information is taking directly from the Carnival website: Mobile Testing We realize some of our guests are having a challenge …

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Carnival cruises line announces additional ship restarts for November 2021 and beyond.

Unfortunately, I just received some bad news regarding the Jacksonville-based Carnival Ecstasy restarting sailing. With eight of its ships already in guest operations, and more restarting in September and October, Carnival Cruise Line today announced the next round of details about additional ship restarts for November 2021 and beyond. Carnival Valor will follow Carnival Glory in New Orleans with …

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