It’s hard to believe that Christmas and the new year are almost upon us. It’s been an exciting year here at MJ on Travel in more ways than one. While I’m mostly writing off December thanks to 2 weeks of vacation, overall traffic is up about 40 percent year over year. Not blistering, but not… Read full article

Carnival Corporation announced this morning that it has ordered two new vessels from Fincantieri S.p.A. One ship is headed to Carnival, and will be the line’s 26th ship. The other is for Carnival’s Holland America subsidiary. Carnival’s as-yet-unnamed 3,954-passenger vessel will offer many of the newest and most popular features from Carnival’s current ships, along with several… Read full article

I’m preparing a full review of my recent Quantum of the Seas cruise. As I was working through some of my notes, the idea of a “one thing I liked and one thing I didn’t like” post popped into my mind. The idea was made all the more interesting to me after some thought because… Read full article

Today’s news that the Obama Administration has taken steps to ease diplomatic relations with Cuba is interesting. I’m leery of stepping into a big political debate here, but in my mind, it’s high time. Obviously, what we’ve been doing for the last 50 years or so hasn’t worked. It is past time for a new… Read full article

Several weeks ago I wrote a piece on the subtle risks of low oil prices for airlines. Those risks revolve around the potential for a breakdown in discipline amongst airline managers, and just as importantly, a rise in unrealistic expectations and demands from labor groups. Without question, the next few quarters, perhaps all of 2015 and… Read full article

I’ve gotten lots of questions about Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas. One question I’ve received more than once is whether or not you have to tip the robot bartenders in the Bionic Bar? Quantum’s bionic bartenders, BIO and NIC work very hard to mix the perfect drink with precision. For me, the perfect drink… Read full article

This morning, I shed a quiet tear in remembrance of Kimpton Hotels. By now, you’ve no doubt heard the news (which Weekly Flyer broke yesterday) that Kimpton has agreed to be acquired by Intercontinental Hotels Group. While I can’t say I was a frequent customer of the brand, I did often look for opportunities to… Read full article

By now, most of you have heard about American’s AAdvantage bonus miles promotion for premium class travel. This offer also applies to Dividend Miles members. The gist of the deal is an offer of additional bonus miles on top of the usual bonuses for first and business class travel through the end of 2015. The… Read full article

I am back from an amazing cruise experience aboard Quantum of the Seas. In all likelihood, it will take at least a week, perhaps 2, to prepare my full review of the cruise. I have over 400 pictures to sift through, and a few videos to edit too. However, I will have my interview with… Read full article

Milepoint is launching an awesome holiday giveaway today with the 12 Days of Christmas!   Today’s gift is a $500 gift card from Hyatt! To enter, simply click here and select the correct day to register for the chance to win. Find contest rules here.

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