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Four cruise brands, four plans to satisfy CDC requirements
2021-06-14

Over the course of four days this month, the four largest cruise lines laid out plans for the summer in which they demonstrated that, after a year of walking in lockstep as an industry, they are taking very different paths toward a restart. Much can be inferred about why each of the brands — Royal […]

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When Will Cruises Resume?
2021-06-14

Find out if you need a COVID-19 vaccine to cruise and when each cruise line plans to sail again. Update: As of early June, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has begun approving select cruise ships for simulated trial voyages and limited sailings, based on their compliance with guidelines set forth in the Framework for Conditional […]

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Countries eager to reopen to travel as pandemic recedes
2021-06-07

Countries reliant on tourism are racing to reopen borders and revive economies decimated by the pandemic. The World Travel & Tourism Council estimates that the sector lost nearly $4.5 trillion and 62 million jobs last year. Airlines alone lost $126 billion last year and are on track to lose another $48 billion this year, according […]

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Travel Advisor vs. Travel Agent: What’s the Difference and Do You Need One?
2021-05-24

A travel advisor can help you book a vacation, use your travel rewards and score you perks. In early 2020, when the coronavirus pandemic forced the closures of international borders and stay-at-home orders became the norm, many travelers were left scrambling. Along with expensive rebooking and cancellation fees, travelers were faced with long lines at […]

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Governor DeSantis; Pick Your Personal Battles Not at Cruise Expense
2021-05-17

The only thing which pre-empts a quality education is selfishness. Having your own personal agenda, which is the case for the Yale and Harvard educated Governor DeSantis, who is doubling down on his year-long issue with the CDC, by ignoring their recommendations and even pleas, to please vaccinate so the world can re-open. Cruise lines […]

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Who should take a cruise? Anyone
2021-05-10

During Covid time it has sometimes felt as though the CDC was talking about a kind of travel experience that was alien to most of us. Ask anyone dedicated to cruise sales, and you will quickly learn that cruising has maintained some of the highest guest satisfaction statistics in our industry. But, at times, we […]

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When can I cruise? Start booking!
2021-05-01

Mid-July fully vaccinated people can enjoy the freedom and thrill of cruising and…know that your attentive crew members are also vaccinated! Yes, this is the beginning of the end of pandemic purgatory, so let’s feel and absorb this great news. When looking for the right cruise for you, do your homework. You want to choose […]

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Where Can You Travel if You’re Vaccinated?
2021-04-27

Americans who have received a COVID-19 vaccine can travel with fewer restrictions. Here’s what to know. Can vaccinated people travel? This question has been top of mind for many Americans as millions receive the COVID-19 vaccine each day. After more than a year of social restrictions, canceled trips and postponed events, Americans are eager to […]

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Caribbean islands open for travel: Entry rules and protocols
2021-04-27

Most Caribbean islands have reopened to international tourism, with protocols in place to protect visitors and residents against Covid-19. Here are the latest developments for travel from the U.S. to each Caribbean country. All international passengers flying into the U.S. from the Caribbean will need to provide proof of a negative Covid-19 test received no […]

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These are the cruises open to Americans this summer
2021-04-12

Starting this spring, at least seven cruise brands will launch their ships from foreign ports on cruises that will be open to North American passengers. Cruising is still banned in U.S. waters, due to the CDC’s conditional sailing order. But Beginning in June, about 15 ships will cruise from ports in Europe and the Caribbean. […]

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