In Wake of Cuba Restrictions, Cruise Lines Offering Slashed Prices, Huge Compensations

In the wake of the U.S. government’s new restrictions on traveling to Cuba, cruise lines that originated in the U.S. and had ports of call in Havana, Cienfuegos, Trinidad and/or Santiago de Cuba were forced to make sudden, unexpected changes to their respective itineraries.

Different cruise lines are handling the news in different ways…

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Should You Get a U.S. Passport Card?

You know what documents you need to get on an airplane. For most people in the U.S., you show your driver’s license to the TSA agent at the checkpoint. If you’re taking an international flight, you’ll have your passport with you and might use that instead. The TSA currently allows many different forms of identification to get past the security checkpoint. Here’s the list from tsa.gov:

  • Driver’s licenses or other state photo identity cards issued by Department of Motor Vehicles (or equivalent)
  • U.S. passport
  • U.S. passport card
  • DHS trusted traveler cards (Global Entry, NEXUS, SENTRI, FAST)
  • U.S. Department of Defense ID, including IDs issued to dependents
  • Permanent resident card
  • Border crossing card
  • DHS-designated enhanced driver’s license
  • Federally recognized, tribal-issued photo ID
  • HSPD-12 PIV card
  • Foreign government-issued passport
  • Canadian provincial driver’s license or Indian and Northern Affairs Canada card
  • Transportation worker identification credential
  • U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Employment Authorization Card (I-766)
  • U.S. Merchant Mariner Credential

I’ve seen U.S. passport cards before but never thought they were good for much. When my dad showed me he had gotten one, I thought it was a waste of money since he also got his passport at the same time.

What can you use a U.S. passport card for, anyway?

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Flat Earthers Cruise Being Planned (Note: Cruises Are Navigated By GPS, Which Works Because The Earth Is Round)

You can’t make this stuff up.

According to several sources (Forbes, Live Science, Tech Times, etc.), the Flat Earth International Conference (FIEC) is going on a cruise in 2020. The reason? In order to prove that Earth is not a sphere, they’re going to Antarctica to look for the ice wall that holds back the ocean.

Really?

Well, no, not really. Just only sort of. Read on…

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Norwegian Cruise Line Giving Away Free Cruises To 15 Who Spread The Joy Of Learning

It’s been said that travel is one of the best forms out education out there. It gives you the opportunity to learn about history, other cultures, compassion and social skills. You can potentially find out more about about nature and/or even a new language. So who better to potentially get free travel than those who understands education the best…teachers?

That’s exactly what Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) is setting out to do by giving away 15 cruises to teachers..

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Credit Card Offer Of The Year, Worst Flight In America, Spending 3,000,000 Marriott (Bonvoy), Rewards & More

Happy Sunday to all of our travel friends, both near and far! Here are some articles we’ve read from other bloggers (and other sources) that we think you may like, as well, so we’re passing them along.

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