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Travel News: Royal Caribbean Group’s Healthy Sail Panel

Royal Caribbean is excited to announce the establishment of Royal Caribbean Group’s Healthy Sail Panel — a team of the best minds and leaders in public health, biosecurity, epidemiology, hospitality, and maritime operations.

This diverse team has been enlisted to develop recommendations and guide the cruise industry forward with unprecedented standards in response to COVID-19. Their combined expertise will help reinforce current safety procedures onboard ships, create new ones, and ensure our vacation experience.

Their collective efforts will be shared across the cruise industry, as well as other industries that may benefit from their findings — because we’re all in this together.

Why We Vacation

Often times, the destination of our vacation is not as important as the travelers we spend it with. Time away from the hustle and bustle is time together with family and friends, allowing us to form deeper connections with people who enrich our lives.

As travel professionals, we love to help families and groups find the ideal setting that lets them connect and see the world in a brand-new way. We surround you with like-minded travelers, helping you form new connections and make new friends, and we introduce you to amazing guides and friendly locals when possible. Travel is all about that human touch, which is why booking travel through a human produces more authentic and life-changing experiences.

That’s why we vacation — Contact our expert advisors today to connect with those who matter most.

Book your next cruise with Peace of Mind!

There is no doubt, COVID has impacted the travel industry in a major way. That’s probably an understatement – COVID has completely halted the travel industry. That does not mean the travel industry is gone forever! In fact, lots of destinations, resorts, and countries are starting to open back up and welcome travelers.

Over the last 5 months, I have witnessed how suppliers, resorts, destinations, airlines, and every other aspect of the travel industry have handled the crisis. And you might be surprised to learn that some of the best and hardest working in the business have been the Cruise Lines.

The cruising industry were some of the first to be affected by the COVID crisis. Undoubtedly, they’ve taken some of the hardest hits, and will most likely be the last to fully recover. Yet they have stayed strong, stayed in communication, and worked endlessly to put in place even stricter Health and Safety regulations than ever before. On top of all of this, cruise lines have also put out some incredibly generous and well thought out Peace of Mind booking policies.

Personally, as a Travel Advisor and avid traveler, I cannot wait to get back on a cruise ship!

If you love to cruise but are nervous to book a future cruise, you are not alone! This is why the cruise lines have gone to such extremes to make you feel comfortable. Take a look at the highlights of the major cruise line’s new booking policies, which allow you to book a cruise now, lock in low rates, and not lose sleep over it.

Remember to keep dreaming about travel! When you are ready to cruise again, we are ready to guide and support you through the process.

Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines

Royal Caribbean will let you cancel any cruise that sets sail from now through April 30, 2022. Whether it’s a booking you already have or one you make right now through August 1, 2020, you’re covered. As long as you cancel at least 48 hours before your sail date, you’ll receive a Future Cruise Credit. The credit is valid to book and sail by December 31st, 2021, or 12 months after the date that you canceled your original sailing — whichever is further.

Norwegian Cruise Lines

Cancel up to 48 hours prior: For all cruises through December 31, cancel up to 48 hours prior to your vacation start date.

100% Future Cruise Credit: Enjoy the flexibility to use your 100% Future Cruise Credit for sailings through December 2022.

Book Risk-Free: For all cruises January 1, 2021, and beyond, you can cancel up to 4 months before your sailing and receive a full refund under our regular cancellation policy.

Disney Cruise Line

To give you more peace of mind, Disney Cruise Line is launching a temporary Cruise Date Flexibility option, allowing Guests the option to change their sail date up to 15 days prior to their cruise. This means that for any new or existing cruises booked prior to August 31, 2020, for sailings through March 31, 2021, you can change your sail date up to 15 days before departure.


The Bourne Stuntacular Is Now Open At Universal Orlando Resort

The Bourne Stuntacular, the most technologically-advanced stunt show yet, is now open at Universal Studios Florida. Through the use of live performers, ground-breaking technology, extreme stunts, and captivating practical effects, your clients can now feel fully immersed in the world of Jason Bourne – blurring the lines between stage and cinema in a hybrid form of entertainment that has never been seen before.

The brand-new stunt show is inspired by Universal Pictures’ blockbuster Bourne film franchise and delivers an all-new, original storyline that takes place within the Bourne universe.

Universal Orlando is OPEN and excited to welcome your family for an unforgettable vacation! If you’d like more information on available Universal vacation packages, leave us a comment and we’ll connect you with one of our Travel Planners.

Is there still Magic at Disney World?

As we prepare for Walt Disney World to reopen this summer, the number one question on travelers’ minds seems to be “Is there still Magic at Disney World?”

It’s true that during this transitional time of Disney World reopening there are going to be some pretty big changes to some of the experiences, but remember – change is not always a bad thing! Crowds are going to be low, and Disney is going to be working even harder to make sure every guest has a truly spectacular experience. 

Must Love Travel’s Laura and Jennie take some time to chat about this hot topic, and answer the big question: “Is there still going to be Magic at Walt Disney World?”

Take a look and let us know your thoughts in the comments!


Discover Margaritaville Island Reserve Riviera Cancun

Experience a new kind of paradise at the Family-Friendly Margaritaville Island Reserve Riviera Cancun!


Margaritaville Island Reserve Resorts offer the full experience of the Margaritaville state of mind. Whether you want to spend your time relaxing in a beach hammock, indulging in island-inspired spa treatments, or celebrating 5 o’clock somewhere with a poolside cocktail, Margaritaville Island Reserve Resorts puts a Caribbean twist on laid-back luxury.

Margaritaville Island Reserve Riviera Cancun is for Families!

Margaritaville Island Reserve Riviera Cancun offers fun for all ages. Littlest guests will enjoy a full program of activities at the complimentary Parakeets Kid’s Club, so the whole family can escape to Paradise. Parakeets Kid’s Club offers complimentary, supervised daily programming for children 4-12 years old including arts & crafts, cookie decorating, face painting, video games, singing, dancing, piñatas, and more!

Learn the secret to craft margaritas or the latest Latin dance moves at one of the classes.  Awaken your senses at beachfront yoga, or head to St. Somewhere Spa by Karisma and be pampered with tropical-inspired treatments. Grab your friends or make new ones at Beach Volleyball tournaments. It’s always 5 o’Clock Somewhere, so grab a cocktail and enjoy daily live entertainment.

Coming Soon – Adult-Only Margaritaville Island Reserve Riviera Maya!


Royal Caribbean: All This Included

As Royal Caribbean likes to state, “This is not a cruise. This is the best vacation value around.” And isn’t that what is so important to all of us? Knowing that we are not only having the best possible vacation, but that we are also getting the best value…the best bang for our buck!

Clients always ask us “What is included with my cruise?”. And my answer is always “SO MUCH”!

Take a look below to see ALL that is included in your Royal Caribbean cruise. When you are ready to book your next cruise, reach out to your Travel Advisor for help! That’s what we are here for. To help you create unforgettable vacation experiences.







Kensington Tours

Kensington Tours has always been a global leader in custom, private-guided travel all over the world.

What is Private-Guided Travel? It’s freedom! No fixed dates, and the freedom of flexibility. See the world as YOU want to see it.

Now we’re excited to discover that Kensington has added the United States and Canada to their growing list of destinations!

Kensington has been an amazing company to partner with over the years, as we know that our clients will always have the most amazing vacations! If you are interested, reach out to your Travel Advisor. If you do not currently have a Travel Advisor, let us connect you with one of our experts!

Universal Orlando Resort Guest Benefits (including a FREE skip the lines pass!)

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

Staying at an official Universal Orlando Resort Hotel is always going to be fun. They are all excellent properties, and perfectly located to be near all that Universal has to offer.

There is another reason you’ll want to stay at an official Universal Resort Hotel…the PERKS!

Some of the hotels offer more perks than others, so you want to make sure you are choosing the hotel that best fits your needs, budget and gives you the benefits you are looking for.

Endless Summer Resorts, Cabana Bay Beach Resort, Aventura Hotel and Sapphire Falls Resort receive the following exclusive Universal Resort Guest Benefits:

  • Early Park Admission† to The Wizarding World of Harry PotterTM and Universal’s Volcano Bay, one hour before the theme park opens (valid theme park admission required; select attractions).
  • Free transportation so it’s always a quick hop between your room and the theme parks.
  • Resort-wide charging privileges with your room key.
  • Complimentary merchandise delivery to your hotel from Universal shops.
  • Complimentary Club-to-Club access at Universal CityWalk* to select venues for the length of your stay (age restrictions apply).

In addition to the benefits listed above, the following is also available for guests staying at Portofino Bay Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel and Royal Pacific Resort:

  • FREE Universal Express Unlimited Pass to SKIP-THE-LINES at most popular attractions at Universal Studios and Islands of Adventures Parks.
  • Priority Seating at select restaurants throughout the Resort.

Of course, the most popular Resort Guest Benefit is the Universal Express Unlimited Pass. You can ride all of your favorite attractions as much as you’d like!

Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit

Universal Orlando is a wonderful vacation destination. If you’d like to discuss planning your own Universal vacation, reach out to one of our Travel Advisors and we’d be happy to help!

Wizarding World of Harry Potter



Norwegian Cruise Line Freestyle Dining

If you haven’t cruised on Norwegian yet, you may not understand what they mean when they call themselves “Freestyle Cruising”. It means a lot of things, but the biggest difference between Freestyle Cruising and Traditional Cruising would be the way Norwegian structures their DINING.

Traditional cruising requires you to select a Dining Time – typically, either “Early” or “Late”. You are locked into this Dining Time. So every night, you dine at the exact same time.

Some people love this! I mean, if you think about it, this is how cruising has been since it started, and look at how many people love to cruise!

Then Norwegian came out with Freestyle Dining, and it completely changed the way people cruise. As a result of the popularity of Freestyle Dining, other large cruise lines, such as Royal Caribbean, are also giving you the option to have similar “Anytime” dining choices.

Freestyle Dining is simple: No fixed dining times or pre-assigned seating. 

As Norwegian likes to say…Enjoy a four-course meal and a great bottle of wine. Or grab a burger hot off the grill. Dress up. Dress down. Sit with your friends or make new ones. Dine inside or Oceanside along The Waterfront. So follow your mood, not a schedule.

If you would like more information on cruising with Norwegian Cruise Lines, talk to one of our Travel Advisors today! All of our Travel Advisors specialize in cruising and can help you choose the best cruise line for your next vacation.

A Closer Look at Sandals Grande Antigua

Often referred to as “The Worlds Most Romantic Resort”, Sandals Grande Antigua is situated on the most beautiful and longest white-sand beach in Antigua – Dickenson Bay. It is only 15 minutes from V. C. Bird International Airport and 10 minutes from Antigua‟s capital, St. John‟s.

Offering the sensation of a quaint Caribbean Beachfront Grove with lush, tropical gardens highlighted by brilliant bougainvillea combined with luxurious suites incorporating Mediterranean inspired elements both nestled against a powdery white-sand beach. The newly designed gardens and landscaping of the Mediterranean Oceanview Village and the newly refurbished Red Lane Spa add to the feeling of luxury and romance that permeates Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa.

Sandals Grande Antigua is also the home of the Original “Rondovals”, which have been renovated to offer larger bathrooms with overhead rain showers. Those in the gardens have been magnificently enhanced with private pool sanctuaries.

Consider upgrading your Resort experience to Butler Elite, where “Your wish is our command”. With the uncompromising attention of a personal butler, trained to the highest standards by the elite Guild of Professional English Butlers, you will be pampered throughout your stay in extraordinary ways. From unpacking and packing your luggage, attending to your wardrobe to serving a glorious repast on your terrace, just to name a few. A Sandals Suite, complete with your own personal butler, is the ultimate indulgence.







All of our Travel Advisors are specialized in Sandals Resorts, and would be thrilled to help you plan your next romantic vacation to Antigua!

Universal Orlando Dining Plans


When planning your Universal vacation, the easiest way to make sure your meals are carefree is with the Universal Dining Plan. It’s the perfect way to lock in great prices for great food at over 100 dining locations throughout Universal Orlando’s Theme Parks and Universal CityWalk.

Currently there are 2 different Dining Plans available. Let’s take a closer look at both! And check out the cheat sheet below, which may help you compare the two.

When you are ready to book your Universal vacation, give us a call. Our Travel Advisors specialize in Universal Orlando and are ready to help you plan a vacation you will never forget!


The Full Service Dining Plan is exclusively reserved for guests who are pre-booking a vacation package, and staying at an official Universal Resort hotel.

This is the only plan that includes BOTH Full Service Locations and Quick Service Locations, as well as snacks.


•One Full Service Meal consisting of one of each: entrée, Dining Plan dessert, & non-alcoholic beverage.

• One Quick Service Meal consisting of one of each: entrée platter and non-alcoholic beverage.

• One Snack (such as popcorn, ice cream or a frozen beverage) from food carts or quick service locations.

•One Beverage (non-alcoholic) from food carts or quick service locations.

There are over 100 locations to choose from. Just look for this symbol at participating dining locations throughout Universal Orlando Resort. 


Universal’s Quick Service Dining Plan is the perfect way to lock in great prices for great food at over 100 dining locations throughout Universal Orlando’s Theme Parks and Universal CityWalk.


• One Quick Service Meal consisting of one of each: entrée and non-alcoholic beverage.

• One Snack (such as popcorn, ice cream or a frozen beverage) from food carts or quick service locations.

•One Beverage (non-alcoholic) from food carts or quick service locations.

Norwegian’s Private Island: Great Stirrup Cay

One of the highlights of any Bahamian sailing is spending the day at Norwegian Cruise Line’s own Private Island – Great Stirrup Cay!

Great Stirrup Cay is an idyllic private island paradise exclusive to Norwegian guests. There are so many ways to enjoy this island paradise! Unwind on white-sand beaches, or enjoy an exciting excursion, such as snorkeling with sea turtles, kayaking along the coastline or zip-lining across the island.

One very unique excursion available on Great Stirrup Cay is to take a short 10-minute scenic boat ride to Treasure Island, where you can enjoy interacting with the Swimming Pigs!

For lunch, choose from building your own taco at Abaco Taco, or grab some beach grub at Jumbey Beach Grill.

Talk to your Travel Planner to help find an itinerary that includes a stop at this private island paradise.

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Family Vacations at Karisma Resorts

When you are looking to plan a family vacation, you must take a closer look at Karisma Resorts! Karisma Resorts will give your family a luxury vacation that is as delicious as it is unforgettable. Karisma Resorts offer gourmet dining options, superior accommodations, service above and beyond expectations, premium libations and exclusive activities designed to create lasting memories.

Karisma offers a variety of resorts, some specializing in Families while others are for adults only. Below are some highlights of the different Family Resorts offered by Karisma. Contact your Travel Planner today for more information and to book your next vacation.

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Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts
Located in Punta Cana, with a new resort in Mexico opening later this year!

Nothing says “Family Fun” like getting Slimed as a family. In addition to a huge variety of Nickelodeon activities, there is a world of Karisma Gourmet Inclusive Experiences to enjoy here at our hotels and resorts. All-inclusive access to aqua aerobics, dance and more means there is no better time to explore new interests. Go above, beyond and into the deep blue sea during scuba diving trips, fishing trips, an island tour, snorkeling, golf and almost any activity you can think of.

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Azul Beach Resorts
Located in Jamaica and Mexico

This is an escape where the pampering feels limitless, the ease is everywhere and unforgettable playtime pops up out of the blue. Enjoy accommodations that are designed for modern luxury. Savor gourmet discoveries at every meal. And watch time seem to slow down, just so you can soak up a world of perfect Caribbean moments.


Margaritaville Island Reserve
Located in Mexico

Experience the Margaritaville state of mind. Whether you want to spend your time relaxing in a beach hammock, indulging in island-inspired spa treatments, or celebrating 5 o’clock somewhere with a poolside cocktail, our resort puts a Caribbean twist on laid-back luxury.

Generations Resort
Located in Mexico

The quintessential family resort, Generations is an All Suite, All Oceanfront, All Gourmet Resort located in Riviera Maya. Here, you will discover everything from Gourmet Inclusive à la carte cuisine to infinity pool balcony suites and attentive concierge service. Choose from a lavish selection of oversized 1, 2, and 3 bedroom suites, accommodating groups of all sizes.

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Walt Disney World is Reopening!

We are excited to share that the Walt Disney World Resort theme parks plan to begin reopening on July 11. There are lots of policy and resort changes, and we have them all listed for you below.

Walt Disney World Resort plans for Magic Kingdom Park and Disney’s Animal Kingdom to begin a phased reopening to the general public on July 11, followed by EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios on July 15. In preparing to reopen during this unusual time, Disney will be managing their theme parks in a very different way from what we’ve known before.

This phased reopening will demonstrate a deliberate approach, with limits on attendance and controlled Guest density that aligns with guidance on physical distancing. That means certain experiences that draw large group gatherings – such as parades and nighttime spectaculars – will return at a later date. In addition, “high-touch” experiences such as makeover opportunities, playgrounds and character meet and greets will remain temporarily unavailable.

Because theme park capacity will be significantly limited, Disney has announced plans to manage attendance through a new theme park reservation system that will require all Guests to obtain a reservation for park entry in advance. At this time, Disney is temporarily pausing new ticket sales and Disney Resort hotel reservations so they can focus on Guests with existing tickets and reservations. Existing ticket holders and Annual Passholders will be able to make reservation requests in phases before new tickets are sold; Disney will be reaching out to these Guests soon to provide additional details. Disney will resume new ticket sales and hotel reservations after that period of time. Theme park reservations will be limited due to attendance limitations and will be subject to availability. More details about this new reservation system will be available soon.

Additionally, Disney Vacation Club resorts at Walt Disney World will reopen to members and Guests and Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground will begin to reopen on June 22. Plans to support required physical distancing as well as enhanced cleaning measures, along with a number of other safety and cleanliness protocols, will be implemented as part of this planned phased reopening.

Walt Disney World Resort will continue to follow enhanced safety protocols based upon applicable guidance from health authorities and government agencies. Cast Members as well as Guests 2 years of age and older will be required to wear appropriate face coverings in theme parks and common areas of resort hotels. All Guests will also undergo temperature screenings prior to entering a theme park; Cast Members will also have temperature checks. Cashless transactions are recommended, and cleaning and disinfection procedures will be increased in high-traffic areas.

Very important to note, these policies are under continuous review and are subject to change.