Like a Virgin (Voyage, that is)

AHOY!  I kicked off 2022 with a 5 night sailing on Virgin Voyages beautiful Scarlet Lady.  This brand-new cruise line is unlike anything else currently sailing the high seas. That could be a good or a bad thing depending on what your expectations are.  Virgin Voyages is not for everyone, and I don’t think theyContinue reading “Like a Virgin (Voyage, that is)”

Rhine Christmas Markets Cruise

On AmaWaterways AmaStella We are a little Christmas Crazy in our house and decided to make a last-minute trip to explore Europe on an AmaWaterways Christmas Markets Cruise along the Rhine.  With Covid restrictions changing daily, we knew that we would need to be flexible and that our itinerary was subject to change without notice. Continue reading “Rhine Christmas Markets Cruise”

Royal Caribbean’s Odyssey of the Seas

Two new ships in 2 weeks? Why not!?! I was so excited to explore Royal Caribbean’s newest ship, Odyssey of the Seas, on a 2-night preview cruise last week.  This ship is loaded with “WOW” and I was so impressed that I booked an 8 night sailing on her for March of 2022 to giveContinue reading “Royal Caribbean’s Odyssey of the Seas”

At Home Pre Cruise Covid Test

We are so excited to be setting sail tomorrow on Celebrity Cruises brand new ship, Apex. We have 18 months of missed trips to make up for! To make things as simple as possible, we ordered the pre cruise at home Covid Antigen test kits from https://store.optum.com/celebrity-cruises/ . For more information about Celebrity’s pre cruiseContinue reading “At Home Pre Cruise Covid Test”

Covid’s Impact on Cruising

We just completed a 2 night “Simulation Sailing” onboard Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas from Port Canaveral stopping at Perfect Day at CocoCay.  This was a requirement by the CDC as part of their Conditional Sailing Order that must be successfully completed prior to allowing paid passenger sailings to resume.    Here’s what has changedContinue reading “Covid’s Impact on Cruising”

We’re Back to Bon Voyage!

After 18 months of waiting, cruising is finally returning to service. I was really starting to think this day would never come! Slowly, but surely, the cruise lines are setting sail, mostly on shorter itineraries at reduced capacity. We were lucky enough to be chosen to be among the first guests to sail from aContinue reading “We’re Back to Bon Voyage!”

Virgin Voyages

(Disclaimer…You do not have to be an actual Virgin to set sail) I just finished a training program and seminar about Virgin Voyages and I’ll admit it… I am hooked and can’t wait to cruise with them! What’s the Virgin Voyages Advantage? Adults only.  Yep!  No kids programs, chicken finger/hot dog meals or kiddie pools. Continue reading “Virgin Voyages”