Should You Book Any Travel Now?

Should You Book Any Travel Now?

If there’s one thing we’ve realized lately, it’s that things can change at any moment. Countries had started to open up to tourists, but then they suddenly close. Countries also change their entry requirements including: negative COVID-19 test,...
Alaska Cruise Outlook

Alaska Cruise Outlook

It didn’t surprise me when Canada announced a longer cruise ban. However, it did surprise me that they extended it through February 2022. Another full year! This hits large cruise ships hard, since they require a foreign port for a stop, embarkation or...
COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement

Well, I knew it was only a matter of time when a US cruise company has decided to require the COVID-19 Vaccine to board any of their ships. As of July 1, 2021, all ships belonging to American Queen Steamboat Company and Victory Cruise Lines (sister companies) will...
Booking Cruises

Booking Cruises

Mid-March of 2020 cruise ships were faced with a no-sail order in the United States. It will be at least April 2021 before any ships will sail with paying passengers from US ports. That means more than a year without cruising. Do I miss that? Yes. We had lots of plans...

New International Air Restrictions

CDC Issues Negative COVID-19 Test Result Requirement All air passengers arriving from outside the United States will now be required to have a negative COVID-19 test, not more than 3 days old, before they are allowed to board the plane. This applies to all passengers,...
Booking a Cruise? Consider These Items First

Booking a Cruise? Consider These Items First

Many of us can’t wait to get on a ship again. We are right there with you. However, before you decide to book your next cruise, consider these issues and if you are willing to take the chance: When will cruising start? Cruise lines are already cancelling...
Should You Book a Vacation Now?

Should You Book a Vacation Now?

When we were told to “stay in place” back in March, we were told it would only be for two weeks. Most travel stopped. Cruise ships were given a “no-sail” order. Many resorts shut down. Many hotels shut down. Airlines, however, where you are in...
Norwegian Cruise Line’s CruiseFirst Program

Norwegian Cruise Line’s CruiseFirst Program

If you plan on cruising on Norwegian Cruise Line within the next three years, this is a way to get an additional $150 toward your cruise. You may purchase one of these certificates to apply toward any new reservation, but only through November 30, 2020. Purchase the...
I Want to Go Somewhere, but…

I Want to Go Somewhere, but…

With many venues, states, countries, etc. not open to everyone, it is difficult to know what to do if you want to travel. While many resorts are opening up, and hopefully cruising will start again soon, there are a lot of rules you will need to follow. You could be...
Galveston and the Allure of the Seas

Galveston and the Allure of the Seas

Updated October 23, 2020 In going through a few of my past posts, I can across this one. It is unfortunate that moving the Allure of the Seas to Galveston has been postponed. This is because of a money crunch. Building the new terminal for this large ship is...