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Is Celebrity Cruises Shoring Up Vaccination Requirements?

Since the restart of cruising in North America, Celebrity Cruises has sailed with at a minimum, 95% of guests fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  This was made all the more strict months ago when the US Virgin Islands and then The Bahamas required that for ships to dock, all persons able to be vaccinated must be vaccinated, or the vessels would be denied berthing.  Now, itinerary adjustments being sent to travel advisors suggest they're shoring up this policy. read more

Scarlet Lady Holiday Live Blog - Day 5 - Beach Club at Bimini

The final day of any cruise is a bit depressing for many.  With most Caribbean Virgin Voyages cruises spending that last day at The Beach Club at Bimini however, there is a lot of fun and relaxation to distract you from the reality that work be just a day away.  For us, we relaxed, even tried out a new activity, and then enjoyed a very peaceful final evening on board Scarlet Lady. read more

Scarlet Lady Holiday Live Blog - Day 1 - The Masks Are on & The Fun Continues

We’re on Virgin Voyage’s Scarlet Lady for the third time, but something is quite different, and I don’t just mean the itinerary.  See, since cruising returned to the Caribbean over six months ago, some lines have required masks, and others haven’t.  Virgin Voyages, with 100% vaccination rates, at embarkation testing, has not - but their guidance has just changed.  Over the next five nights we’ll see what has changed, and if the experience has been compromised. read more

"Ship Eats" - Scarlet Lady Room Service Delivers on Different

Virgin Voyages is a new cruise line and they’re aiming to do things differently.  As a frequent cruiser, room service is often disappointing - but did Virgin do this differently?  We put it to the test.  On our first cruise with Virgin Voyages we didn’t use room service, or “Ship Eats” as the line calls it.  On our second cruise we decided it was time to put it to the test... read more