Canceling a cruise due to coronavirus? Here’s a list of updated policies — Just like the cancellations of airline flights to Asian and European countries, travelers with reservations on several cruise lines may be worried by the growing spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. And it’s no wonder. Vice President Mike Pence confirmed on March 6 that 21 passengers on the Grand Princess Cruise ship hadContinue reading “Canceling a cruise due to coronavirus? Here’s a list of updated policies”

Princess temporarily pauses ship operations for 60 days

Hi everyone, Recognizing our responsibility to our guests, our crew and the global community, and after very serious consideration of the evolving COVID-19 situation, Princess Cruises has made the difficult decision to voluntarily and temporarily pause our global ship operations for 60 days, effective immediately through May 11, 2020. The impact of this decision willContinue reading “Princess temporarily pauses ship operations for 60 days”

Travel Alerts Information

Posted 13 March 2020 COVID-19 update Contiki trips visiting Europe & UK, The Middle East & Asia due to depart March 13,2020 – April 30, 2020 have been suspended As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect nations and people all over the world, and in light of the latest WHO guidance, we’ve reached the decisionContinue reading “Travel Alerts Information”

United Airlines raising checked-bag fees, joining JetBlue

USA Today United Airlines on Friday increased its checked-baggage fees by $5, following a similar move in January by JetBlue Airways. The first checked bag is now $35 each way, the second, $45. Travelers can avoid the increase by prepaying for bags in advance. The checked-bag prices remain $30 and $40 if the fee is paid at any timeContinue reading “United Airlines raising checked-bag fees, joining JetBlue”

Denali Park Road closures raise tourism concerns in Alaska

Associated Press ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Landslides that caused road closures last year have raised concerns about whether there will be full access to Denali National Park and Preserve during the upcoming tourism season. The National Park Service has said it plans to open the entire Denali Park Road by early June, The Anchorage DailyContinue reading “Denali Park Road closures raise tourism concerns in Alaska”

LAX Begins Using Self-Service Luggage Check-In System

CBS Los Angeles LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – A high-tech self-service system which could significantly cut down on lines and reduce the time it takes fliers to check their luggage is being tested at Los Angeles International Airport beginning Wednesday. The self-service bag drop system is being tested in a pilot program at LAX’s Tom Bradley InternationalContinue reading “LAX Begins Using Self-Service Luggage Check-In System”

Richard Branson launches Scarlet Lady, Virgin’s luxury, adults-only cruise ship Richard Branson is sailing into new waters with the launch of his first cruise liner, making a bold pitch to younger travelers at an undeniably awkward time for the industry. The Virgin founder launched the Scarlet Lady on Friday, hoping its modern design and adults-only rule will prompt younger vacationers to take a fresh look at cruises.Continue reading “Richard Branson launches Scarlet Lady, Virgin’s luxury, adults-only cruise ship”

Is it safe to visit Italy after the coronavirus outbreak? The novel coronavirus may have originated in Wuhan, China, but it’s since spread to more than 30 countries across the world. Despite significant efforts to contain the virus, the number of cases outside Asia have shot up over the past week, with Italy currently experiencing the largest outbreak in Europe. During a press briefing on Tuesday, Angelo Borrelli,Continue reading “Is it safe to visit Italy after the coronavirus outbreak?”

Amtrak moves toward airline-style pricing on its lowest train fares Amtrak passengers who pay for the lowest train fares will not be able to receive a refund if they cancel, and others will pay a fee for changes made within 14 days of travel. The new fare structure will take effect on March 1, bringing the national passenger railroad closer to airline-style pricing. Amtrak’sContinue reading “Amtrak moves toward airline-style pricing on its lowest train fares”

Marival® Armony is open!

BOOK NOW contact “Queenie’s Exotic Travel” (757) 514-1667 or book an appointment below and we will call you Travel Dates: 05/01/19 – 12/16/19 Booking By: 12/16/19 A New Concept of “Harmony” in Punta De Mita A New Concept of “Harmony” is born in Punta De Mita, Riviera Nayarit, a New Paradise that is called Marival® ArmonyContinue reading “Marival® Armony is open!”