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Travel News: Spirit - Frontier - JetBlue, New River Cruise in France, and Cayman Islands

In travel news for June 30, 2022 we have news about the Spirit Airlines- Frontier Airlines - JetBlue Airways merger, a new River Cruise is coming to France, and an update from the Cayman Islands.

Spirit Airlines - Frontier Airlines - JetBlue Merger

Since we’ve last covered the Spirit Airlines - Frontier Airlines - JetBlue Airways merger we’ve seen both Frontier and JetBlue improve their offers and an advisory proxy firm, Institutional Shareholder Services recommend that Spirit choose Frontier over JetBlue.  Spirit has also reaffirmed their commitment to the Frontier merger.  Today was supposed to be the day that Spirit shareholders finally choose the future of the airline.  But in yet another twist, the vote was postponed agin till July 8th.  The delay is to allow the Spirit board of directors more time in reviewing both offers, and to allow for more proxy votes to arrive.  It’s being speculated that the real reason for the delay is that Spirit doesn’t have the votes to proceed with a Frontier merger.  Whatever the reason, hopefully we will know which airlines will be merging in a little over a week.

Riviera River Cruises Announces New French Itinerary

Riviera River Cruises has announced a new itinerary in France for 2023.  The round trip 11 day itinerary will travel along Frances Saone and Rhone rivers.  The river cruise will depart from Lyon and travelers will have plenty of time to explore the region including Aries, Avignon,  the Villages of Burgundy, see the pink flamingoes of the Camargue Wetlands, and the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. The price of this cruise starts at $3,729 per person for a double occupancy and cruises will sail from April through October of 2023.  Riviera River Cruises doesn’t sell directly to the public and are only available through a Travel Advisor.  For more information give us or your local travel advisor a call.

Cayman Islands Updates Pandemic Restrictions

As of today, June 30th, the Cayman Islands will no longer require fully vaccinated travelers to submit to pre-departure covid testing.  And that’s not all, the Caribbean destination has also dropped their Mask Mandate for indoor spaces.  Travelers are still required to complete a travel declaration at least 72 hours before arrival.  Even though pandemic restrictions are being phased out, the Cayman Islands is only open to fully vaccinated travelers, unvaccinated travelers will still be denied entry.