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    by Phil Angelo

    The New Upscale Part 4

    CHARLOTTE -Riu Resorts recently opened 2 new resorts in the Playa Mujeres, an upscale area, north of Cancun. The Riu Dunamar is the choice...

    The New Upscale Part 3

    CHARLOTTE - Destination Weddings were, as recently as 2 years ago, considered the exception to standard, enjoyed only by those with special insider knowledge...

    The New Upscale Part 2

    CHARLOTTE - Hotels and Resorts have seen some of the biggest changes to meet the new demand. We need to look no farther than...

    The New Upscale- Part 1

    CHARLOTTE - As we continue to delve into what is new and the latest, there is an unprecedented trend, based on new demand. People...

    What Is New On The Horizon (Ocean that is)?- Part 5

    CHARLOTTE - There are new procedures this year that all cruise lines have adopted in some form. As of June 20, 2021, the requirement...

    What Is New On The Horizon (Ocean that is)?- Part 4

    CHARLOTTE - New to the Caribbean this year will be Ocean Cay Marine Reserve for MSC Cruises. A private island in the Bahama Islands,...

    What Is New on the Horizon (Ocean that is)? Part 3

    CHARLOTTE - Next is Carnival. The Fun leader just brought the new Carnival Mardi Gras to theUS, sailing from Port Canaveral, Fl. I cannot...

    What is New on the Horizon (Ocean that is)? Part 2

    CHARLOTTE - With Virgin, all food venues are included, there are no extra charge venues. Since it is all adult, most venues can include...

    What Is New On The Horizon (Ocean that is)? Part 1

    CHARLOTTE - Let’s start with a first-timer in the industry and a new concept. There are a dozen or so Cruise Ships that cater...

    Travel Requirements- Part 2

    CHARLOTTE - Cruising; Whew, I am dizzy. Alaska is on, vaccinations are required by some lines, out of some states. Passports are required for...

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