Caribbean

Royal Caribbean will use Nassau hotel for Adventure of the Seas passenger check-in

Among the changes Royal Caribbean will have for guests sailing this summer on Adventure of the Seas from a new homeport is a different check-in area.

Adventure of the Seas will begin offering cruises from Nassau, Bahamas in June 2021, and this is a brand new offering for both Royal Caribbean and the Bahamas.

Traditionally, guests report to a cruise terminal for the check-in and boarding procedure, but it appears that will not be the case for guests on Adventure.

A passenger sailing on the June 12 sailing of Adventure of the Seas reported being told the British Colonial Hilton

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Caribbean Travel Restrictions: Experiencing Jamaica’s Safety Protocols

With a diverse landscape of lush mountains and forests alongside expansive white sand beaches, Jamaica makes for an ideal vacation spot. In addition to stunning tropical views, the island also has a welcoming atmosphere that visitors feel the moment they step off the plane.

As U.S. travelers become more confident in taking vacations, they are looking to destinations with increased health and safety protocols. Jamaica not only falls within the countries taking extra precautions, but the destination goes above and beyond some of its neighboring Caribbean islands.

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Although there are added steps for traveling to this island, they

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I don’t want a Royal Caribbean cruise credit

DEAR TRAVEL TROUBLESHOOTER: In 2019, my wife Sandy and I booked a Royal Caribbean cruise to New England and Canada. This plan was to celebrate a special occasion, our upcoming 50th wedding anniversary. We were scheduled to leave in May, but Royal Caribbean canceled the cruise and offered us either a refund or a 125% cruise credit. We asked for the credit.

Christopher Elliott, the Travel Troubleshooter 

In May, Royal Caribbean issued a cruise credit for just $1,260 — $841 less than the $2,101 the cruise line had promised. I called and spoke to representatives on three different days to

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A Lovely Little Beach Hotel in St Croix Caribbean Journal

If a hotel owner wants to win my heart, definitely give me a room that comes with its own cat.

Tommy the cat doesn’t actually belong to the Sand Castle on the Beach resort in St. Croix: he’s really a resident of the Cottages by the Sea hotel, next door. But since he’s a cat he really doesn’t respect boundaries, so when we checked into our Sea View Suite, Tommy was there to greet us, curled up on a chair on the semi-enclosed patio. Later, he would find his way inside and be sleeping on the bed when we

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