CDC requires Covid-19 test for inbound passengers

Let's talk about Covid-19 coronavirus doodle illustration dialog speech bubbles with icon. 3 Day Advance Testing Requirement Starting January 26, 2021, the CDC will require all passengers traveling to the US to get tested for Covid-19 no more than 3 days before their flight departs and to provide proof of a negative test result to the airline before boarding a flight. This applies to foreign and US travelers abroad flying into the U.S. This new policy applies to anyone 2 years of age and older traveling into the U.S. This policy does not apply to air travel ......

By |2021-01-20T12:36:33-07:00January 19th, 2021|

Azamara Cruises sold by Royal Caribbean to private equity group

Azamara Cruises announced today that the Royal Caribbean Group has entered into a definitive agreement to sell Azamara to Sycamore Partners, a private equity firm. Azamara expects to close the sale during the first quarter of 2021. The line was sold for $201 million. Sycamore Partners will acquire Azamara's three ships. The sale will allow Royal Caribbean to focus on its three remaining brands - Royal Caribbean, Celebrity (a premium line) and Silversea (an ultra-luxury line). Royal Caribbean said the sale was contemplated before the Covid-19 pandemic began and the sale was not driven by financial concerns caused by ......

By |2021-01-19T09:29:38-07:00January 19th, 2021|

The problem with travel polls

Travel polls will steer you in the wrong direction I just received my latest issue of Travel + Leisure featuring "The World's Best Awards 2020," and it reminded me about a I call I had with one of my clients a couple of months ago. They had read another poll and based on the results wanted to try a different cruise line that was highly rated in that poll - this would have led to a disastrous choice. I knew this client very well and knew this cruise line, while highly ranked in the poll, would not be right for ......

By |2020-09-08T14:34:25-07:00July 19th, 2020|

Six reasons why you should take a fall foliage cruise

SIX REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD TAKE A FALL FOLIAGE CRUISE 1) There are cruises available for every budget ​With summer winding to a close, its time to consider a fall foliage cruise along the New England and Canadian coast. If you live in an area that doesn’t experience the annual beauty of the changing of the foliage colors, it is truly an experience you shouldn’t miss. 2) Follow the transition of the colors You have lots of choices. ​There are cruises for every budget and taste with cruise offerings from Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, Holland America, Princess, and ultra-luxury cruise ......

By |2020-10-21T13:49:49-07:00September 5th, 2019|
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