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June, 2021


Cruises Are Back! These Ships Will Sail This July From Florida

The cruise ship industry has come a long way since the days of the rust buckets and cramped cabins of the 1960s. Pack your bags, because the cruise ship industry is about to get a whole lot better. This July, one of the world’s most luxurious ocean liners, the Splendour of the Seas, will set sail from the Port of Miami for a six-night round trip to the Bahamas and the Dominican Republic, a first for the ship. In just a few weeks, another vessel, the Quantum of the Seas,Read More

Hawaii To Eliminate COVID-19 Testing Requirements for Vaccinated Travelers

The state of Hawaii will require all international travelers to be vaccinated against hepatitis A before they can board an airplane or ship. The state will no longer require that individuals show proof of vaccination prior to traveling, as it had prior to the enactment of Hawaii’s COVID-19 law in 2016. It’s great that the state of Hawaii is eliminating requirements for travelers who have been vaccinated against most of the leading infectious diseases with a novel and less invasive “cold chain” approach to prevent outbreaks and save lives. InRead More

Carnival Corp. Details Restart Plans, 52% Total Capacity Sailing by Fall

After the deadly fire that destroyed the Carnival Triumph in April, the cruise line has provided new details on the progress of its repairs and restoration efforts. Carnival Corp. has announced a new target completion date of September 30 and has also provided an update on the extent of the damage. In 2011, Carnival Corporation and PLC (NYSE:CCL) announced in the fall that the world’s largest cruise ship operator planned to launch a series of new vessels in the Caribbean-based fleet beginning in early 2015. The company also said thatRead More

The Globus Family of Brands Helps Travelers Plan Their Comeback to Italy

As a first time visitor to Italy, it’s easy to get overwhelmed with all the choices when it comes to travel. That said, coming home frequently to the beautiful country of Italy is a second homecoming you may never want to end. And if you have the time, why not plan it for a year or two at a time? Whether you’re a seasoned traveler or traveling for the first time, there’s a version of Italy that’s perfect for you. If you are planning on returning to Italy for anRead More

MSC Cruises Names Upcoming Seaside EVO Ship

It’s no secret that MSC has been on track for a while now to introduce a new class of ships in 2018, most likely the Seaside EVO. In the meantime, the line has been taking names for its new ships, as evidenced by the naming ceremony held last week on the MSC Seaside. The ship will be the fifth in the MSC Seaside fleet to be named after a seaside city, and the fourth to be named after an Italian city. The ship will sail under the Italian flag. MSCRead More

Downtown LA’s Hotel Figueroa Joins The Unbound Collection by Hyatt

At The Figueroa, downtown LA is just a stroll away. With only 252 guestrooms and ten meeting spaces, this boutique hotel is designed to make your life easier and better—from poolside yoga classes to complimentary cocktails and delicious food. The Figueroa Hotel is a unique Los Angeles landmark located in the heart of Downtown’s Golden Triangle, home of the famed Union Station and Museum of Contemporary Art. This is a boutique hotel with a hip vibe, great service and stylish rooms set in a 1913 Walnut Street building. Located inRead More

Breaking Down the State of Florida vs CDC Cruise Lawsuit

When it comes to the cruise line industry, Florida has long been a leader. This past year, however, Florida has become a notable laggard. As an example, Florida passed a law that requires a random drug test of all guest of a cruise ship. In April, Florida’s key role in the ’90s cruise-ship disaster, the “Norwegian Dawn”, is still fresh in the minds of many. On May 24, 2019, Florida officials announced that they would be suing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to investigate the state’s responseRead More

Bilt Rewards Gives You Transferable Points For Paying Rent

Bilt Rewards is a company that connects renters with landlords and provides them with perks. One of the benefits is that Bilt Rewards members can receive points for paying rent. These points can then be used to cover other expenses, including medical bills or even paying down a mortgage. These points can also be used to pay rent to the landlord. Bilt is a company that allows you to get reward points for paying rent. Their new free membership program, Bilt Rewards, allows you to receive points for paying rent,Read More

The Difference Between Scheduling Flights For Customers And Scheduling For Operations

Scheduling flights for customers can be a headache. Just ask the thousands of travelers who have spent hours on the phone trying to get their airline to cancel a flight that they have no intention of going on. Adding to the frustration is the fact that airlines have different rules for scheduling flights for customers and flights for operations, and in order to get your flight cancelled the airline has to follow both. Most people know that airlines have a two tier boarding process, but do you know what itRead More

Carnival Cruise Line Details Mardi Gras Protocols

Carnival Cruise Lines have released details of Carnival Mardi Gras, the unofficial Carnival holiday that takes place in February and March. Carnival Mardi Gras 2013 will bring Carnival ships from all around the world to New Orleans for the celebration including the world’s largest Carnival parade in the United States, which will also host the world’s largest parade float in New Orleans. Carnival Cruise Line has released a new Mardi Gras parade guide, detailing how the company plans to celebrate Mardi Gras from the day before Lent to the dayRead More