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”

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”

Traveling to Cancun and Covid Testing- Follow Up Questions

Y’all had some great questions about traveling to Cancun and Covid testing, so I wanted to do a quick Q and A to get you some answers! Did you have to get a Covid test done to go to Cancun? Nope!  The U.S. only requires a negative test result within 72 hours of your return. Continue reading “Traveling to Cancun and Covid Testing- Follow Up Questions”

Cancun During Covid – Beach Palace Resort

This was just a quick girl’s getaway.  My daughter and I decided we needed a few days of sun and fun to help us regroup so we can power through another brutal Michigan winter.  We picked the Beach Palace Resort because we have stayed at the Moon Palace twice and enjoyed it but wanted somethingContinue reading “Cancun During Covid – Beach Palace Resort”

Hotel Transfers in Cancun During Covid

Here’s a pro travel tip from your buddy Ellen…we upgraded our transfers in Cancun to meet and greet service with a private car and driver.  If you haven’t ever been through the Cancun airport before, it’s a real treat. As the automatic doors from customs open wide to welcome you to the sun and funContinue reading “Hotel Transfers in Cancun During Covid”

Cancun During Covid

I’m leavin’…on a jet plane… Yep!  You read that right!  I have volunteered to be the crash test dummy and fly down to Cancun, Mexico for the weekend to review the safety protocols in place at the resorts, how the CDC guidelines are enforced during our flight on Delta Airlines and to also be oneContinue reading “Cancun During Covid”