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
While cruise lines are making it relatively clear how get what you need in order to sail, companies providing these services don't always speak the same language as the cruise lines. This has lead to many asking about one particular COVID test option from Walgreens... read more
Miami-based Virgin Voyages stepped up big this Giving Tuesday to give local healthcare workers a well-deserved vacation for the holidays. The new cruise line offered up 500 cabins on upcoming sailings to employees of Baptist Health South Florida. Baptist, which operates multiple hospitals and other healthcare facilities in South Florida, gave every employee a chance to win, and is drawing 250 winners who will each get two staterooms so they can relax with friends and family... read more
We recently tried out Princess Cruises’ Sky Princess, one of their newest Royal Class ships. On our 7 night Eastern Caribbean sailing we stayed in a mini-suite, which is a balcony stateroom with additional living space and a larger bathroom. In this video we show you around mini-suite M210 on deck 15, and highlight what we liked, and what we wished was different. Make sure you stick around to learn what surprised us about the balcony...
No matter how many cruises I take, the final day is always a struggle. On one hand, I want to do it all, filling in all the experiential gaps. On the other hand, I want to do as little as possible and just absorb every moment in the hope it will slow down time. On this sailing, I did the latter, but still managed to pack in a few new things. In this final day’s post, I’ll share a couple things we did, but also, summarize our first Princess Cruises experience. read more
Today was the first full sea day that I had to enjoy the ship without working, and after a very long night’s rest, I was ready to go. The weather, however, was less cooperative, but it didn’t slow us down one bit. read more
We really enjoy St Maarten for its convenience, cuisine, and beaches, so I decided to work only a half day and enjoy some time in port. It turns out we were far from the only ship in port though, and I was glad to see this. After our day in port, we did something wildly uncharacteristic of us. read more