Good Travel News In 90 Seconds | May 21, 2020


Norwegian Cruise Line hopes to have its full fleet consisting of 28 ships, sailing in five to six months. Carnival and Royal Caribbean have also released similar plans.

Graceland – Elvis Presley’s Memphis home opens today (Thursday) to visitors. Tours will be conducted at 25-percent capacity, paying attention to social distance and other safety precautions.

Some good news for art fans planning a possible road trip to New York City. The Metropolitan Museum of Art plans to reopen to the public in, or around, mid-August.

Some limited good news for the airlines, more flights are now being BOOKED then cancelled. And, US carriers, Delta, Southwest and United, are also adding a limited number of flights to their schedules.

And, Walt Disney World in Florida is now taking reservations for travel beginning July 1st.


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