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Virgin Voyages is launching a new adults only cruise line in 2020. The cruise line will sail several four- and five-day cruises out of from Miami and may update to longer cruises in the future.
Havana, Costa Maya in Mexico and Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic will each be the focus of a different itinerary from Miami.
Diana Block Garcia, vice president of itinerary and destination development for Virgin Voyages, said the routes were picked to provide "overnight destinations that have a combination of opportunities for high-energy exploration and places for relaxation." Guests will have an overnight or a late-night departure on all voyages.
The first ship, The Scarlet Lady, will have 1,330 non-suite accommodations. The cabins will have a new bed called the Seabed. Virgin calls it "a completely new transformational bed that converts from full-sized bed to lounger." It said the architecture of the rest of the room was designed around the bed concept.
3% of cabins have an ocean view and 86% have a sea terrace (Virgin's term for a balcony). All terraces will feature hammocks handwoven by artisans in rural Thailand.
The Scarlet Lady's inaugural 2020 season is now available to book through Enjoy Vacationing. Excursions will be available to book starting in late 2019.
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Vacation Idea of the Month (January): Santorini, Greece
Cousteau looked for the lost city of Atlantis here. On Santorini
Crescent-shaped Santorini (or Thíra), on the Aegean, is actually a group of islands and is still an active volcano and probably the only volcano in the world whose crater is in the sea? The islands that form Santorini came into existence as a result of intensive volcanic activity; twelve huge eruptions occurred, one every 20,000 years approximately, and each violent eruption caused the collapse of the volcano’s central part creating a large crater (caldera). The volcano, however, managed to recreate itself over and over again.
The last big eruption occurred 3,600 years ago (during the Minoan Age), when igneous material (mainly ash, pumice and lava stones) covered the three islands (Thíra, Thirassiá and Asproníssi). The eruption destroyed the thriving local prehistoric civilization, evidence of which was found during the excavations of a settlement at Akrotíri. The solid material and gases emerging from the volcano’s interior created a huge “vacuum” underneath, causing the collapse of the central part and the creation of an enormous “pot” –today’s Caldera– with a size of 8x4 km and a depth of up to 400m below sea level.
Santorini is considered to be the most sought after place for a romantic getaway in Greece, since there are not many places in the world where you can enjoy exquisitely clear waters while perched on the rim of a massive active volcano in the middle of the sea! The island has a growing reputation as a “wedding destination” for couples not only from Greece but from all over the world. A trip to Santorini with the other half is a dream for anyone who has seen at least one photo of the island’s famous Caldera and exchanging kisses beneath Santorini’s famous sunset is the ultimate romantic experience!
Firá is the picturesque capital of the island; perched high up on the edge of the Caldera, it looks like a marvellous painting. Firá, together with Oia, Imerovígli and Firostefáni located high above on a cliff, make up the so-called “Caldera’s eyebrow”, the balcony of Santorini, which offers an amazing view of the volcano. Other famous smaller villages are Akrotíri and Méssa Vounó, with their famous archaeological sites, Pýrgos, Karterádes, Emporió, Ammoúdi, Finikiá, Períssa, Perívolos, Megalohóri, Kamári, Messariá and Monólithos: some of the villages are cosmopolitan some more peaceful; they are surrounded by vast vineyards; whitewashed cliff-top towns with castles affording amazing views out over the Aegean. Soaking up the villages’ distinctive traditional atmosphere is a very rewarding experience.
You can get to Santorini in many ways but most popular are cruise ship and ferry boats.
Vacation Idea of the Month (December): Xel-Ha Park
Welcome to paradise... welcome to Xel-Há! Regarded as one of the world's greatest natural wonders, Xel-Há provides one of the best experiences in the heart of the Riviera Maya. Practice snorkeling and see hundreds of colorful fish and a great diversity of marine species that inhabit its Cove and its cenotes. At this All Inclusive Xel-Há Park you can enjoy water activities, ecological attractions, restaurants and the best scenery to admire while you relax in a hammock or walk around the corners of Xel-Há. Come and immerse yourself in one of the cenotes, lakes and caves, or enjoy the aquatic zip-lines you'll only find at Xel-Há. Xel-Ha is considered the world's largest natural aquarium. An amazing attraction located in southeastern Mexico in the state of Quintana Roo; 2 hours south of Cancun and 15 minutes north of Tulum. Enjoy Vacationing clients - especially families!
Vacation Idea of the Month (October): Undiscovered Britain
You may fancy seeing the smashing sights in Britain, but don’t think us cheeky in saying we can show you the undiscovered places that tell the true stories of its green hills and seaside cliffs. From winding paths to windswept cliffs, we invite you to discover Britain’s authentic places beyond the London Bridge with a selection of travel styles to see Britain in a new way. Step into the truly great British worlds as only Globus can show you. Explore unhurried and uncrowded England, Scotland, and Wales to shop for bits and bobs only found in bonnie shires, hamlets, and highlands. We invite you to discover destinations you might not yet know about, or places you wouldn’t think of visiting on your own. Join the locals to hoist a glass in Scotland and haste ye back to England while we put the kettle on for a nice cuppa tea with a biscuit. Say, “Cheerio,” to typical tours for a better, brilliant way to see true life in England, Scotland, and Wales.
Vacation Idea of the Month (September): Family Cruising
Looking for a different type of family cruise? Get more out of your family vacation when you sail with Princess. Instead of amusement park attractions on board, Princess offers a variety of programs that brings the colors, cultures and flavors of the places you visit on board, as well as ashore through immersive shore excursions. Activities such as Discovery at Sea with their Star Gazing program may be exactly the vacation inspiration you need for your family!
Vacation Idea of the Month (August): Croatia
A land of ancient fortresses and protective walls that line dramatic cliff sides and medieval castles that rise from lush forests, with hundreds of islands dotting a stunning coastline, and where one can experience four major cultures coming together amid vast political twists and turns, Croatia is a destination ripe for exploration on so many levels.
Its unique history and culture, mesmerizing scenery, exceptional food and wine experiences and a rich roster of events make Croatia perfect for adventurers as well as those who simply want to relax and enjoy life. Formerly Yugoslavia, Croatia has been part of the European Union since 2013.
1,244 islands, inlets and reefs and a 3,625 mile coastline
Summer temperatures between 75 and 85°
Sailing and water sports
Health & wellness
RIch Cultural Heritage
Food & wine
You can hike, bike, kayak, sail, swim, ski, rock climb and drive through a vast array of majestic landscapes. You may encounter 3,000 different species of plants and perhaps spot wild horses, griffin vultures, brown bears and dolphins. With countless pristine beaches and harbors, Croatia is truly a paradise for nature lovers, sun worshipers, sailors and water sports enthusiasts alike.
By land or by sea,Croatia is full of life!
Vacation Idea of the Month (July): The Enchanting Rhine River Cruise
Explore 4 countries, see castles, cities, vineyards and so much more as you travel in luxury and only unpack once. River cruising is a relaxing way to explore Europe and AMA Waterways is one of our favorite partners for this trip.
I've done this cruise and it is one of the most relaxing ways to see Europe. Contact me today to discuss river cruising options as well as custom train and self driving vacations. Our clients love our European travel expertise. Enjoy Vacationing!
Vacation Idea of the Month (June): Your Perfect Day at Coco Cay!
THIS IS YOUR PERFECT DAY PERFECT DAY AT COCOCAY • MAY 2019
This isn’t vacation days spent. This is bragging rights earned. Conquer the tallest waterslide in North America and snap a shot from up to 450 feet up in a helium balloon. Grab a drink at the swim-up bar and soak up the scene in the largest freshwater pool in the Bahamas. Or get a taste of Bora Bora with your own overwater cabana. This is Perfect Day at CocoCay — only on Royal Caribbean®.
Vacation Idea of the Month (May): Alaska - Cruise or Cruise Tour
It's time to book your cruise or cruise tour to Alaska! The 2018 season is filling up and 2019 is booking fast. Alaska's popularity is growing annually and now is the time to see Glacier Bay, College Fjord, Denali and other great natural sites. Hike, fish for salmon or halibut, walk on a glacier, dog sled, kayak, shop and eat your way through this beautiful bucket list destination. Alaska season is May through September and Enjoy Vacationing is your Alaska expert!
Vacation Idea of the Month (April): Copenhagen, Denmark
Denmark holds a place near and dear to my heart after living there for several years. By car, train or ship, Copenhagen, Denmark's capital city, is a special city with unique site seeing opportunities, dining customs and culture like crazy. Princess cruise line visits this port for Baltic cruises and this video does a nice job of sharing some of the culture and can't miss sights and food.
If you are considering a trip to Europe, consider Scandinavia, the Baltic and Copenhagen specifically.
Vacation Idea of the Month (March): Cruise On Norwegian Bliss
Norwegian Cruise Lines' newest and most exciting ship, Norwegian Bliss, will make waves with all the incredible experiences you’ll have on board. Zip around hairpin turns on the largest racetrack at sea and shoot for the stars in galactic laser tag. Soak in stunning vistas from the 180-degree Observation Lounge. After witnessing another amazing sunset, you can journey back in time for a drink at Happy Hour Prohibition – The Musical. Or jump forward several decades to the rockin’ Sixties with the Tony Award®-winning musical, Jersey Boys.
Along with a number of new and exciting experiences, Norwegian Bliss also includes all of the revolutionary features you’ve come to love – from the fresh breezes found along The Waterfront and the non-stop action of 678 Ocean Place to the supreme luxury of The Haven by Norwegian®.
Vacation Idea of the Month (February): Romantic, Adults-Only All-Inclusive Resort
Where are you taking your sweetie for Valentine's Day? How about planning a romantic getaway to this beautiful new, adults-only resort in Mexico. This is truly all inclusive with spa treatments galore (service charges apply). Ask us for more information!
Vacation Idea of the Month (January): Adventures By Disney - Italy
We believe that Italy can be a fantastic, educational experience for your family. Dreaming of the Adventure of a Lifetime? Consider this Adventures by Disney video and learn more on our Adventures by Disney page.
Vacation Idea of the Month (December): Dreams Playa Mujeres Golf & Spa Resort
It's hard to believe it's been a year since I stayed at this resort when it first opened. There is so much to love about this property including the fact that you don't have to wear bands or make reservations, top notch dining and beverages, large, beautiful rooms with terrace spa tubs and helpful staff.
Lounge by the pools, walk the long beach, ride the water slides, hang in the lazy river (preferred club only), golf only a cart ride away
This family friendly resort is neighbors with one of my favorite Adults Only resorts as well, Secrets Playa Mujeres and adults have access to all their dining and entertainment options as well. And the food! Yum.
Contact us to learn more about this beautiful resort!
Vacation Idea of the Month (November): Europe's Magical Christmas Markets
Every year, eager travelers journey to Europe to experience the yuletide season at its very best. With the backdrop of winter white hilltops, twinkling lights and extravagantly decorated cities, you'll undoubtedly get swept up in the enchantment and wonder that's in the air. Experience Europe in a whole new light by River Cruise Luxury.
Vacation Idea of the Month (October): Beer Enthusiast River Cruise
Have you been thinking of a European River Cruise but sipping wine on the Rhine just isn't for you? Consider yourself a beer connoisseur? Then have we got a river cruise for you!
Travel from Budapest to Prague, or other European route aboard a luxury river cruise vessel and you’ll be joined by a local beer expert who will give lectures and tastings on board. He’ll take you on a pub crawl and host a food and beer-pairing dinner on board. And there are visits to family-owned breweries in Vienna and Passau, where you of course get to taste their beer!
Begin this timeless European river cruise in Budapest, where guided sightseeing acquaints you with the highlights of the vibrant capital of Hungary, such as Heroes Square, Fishermen’s Bastion, and Chain Bridge. Set sail on the Danube, take pictures of the impressive Parliament Building as you leave Budapest, and head for Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. Enjoy a guided walk and visit gothic St. Martin’s Cathedral. Vienna, Austria, the “City of Music,” makes an immediate impression with its lavish Hofburg Imperial Palace and neo-renaissance Vienna Opera House. Enjoy the magnificent views of the picturesque Wachau Valley, with stops for a guided walk in Dürnstein, a visit to the impressive Benedictine Abbey of Melk, and a tasting of some of the renowned local wines. A guided walk will take you around Passau, Germany, uniquely located where the Inn, Ilz, and Danube rivers converge, and known for its maze of narrow cobblestone streets lined with beautiful patrician houses and St. Stephen’s Cathedral, a masterpiece of baroque architecture.
Say goodbye to your ship’s crew and head for Regensburg, one of Germany’s best-preserved cities. Lovers of architecture will delight in the treasure this town has to offer. Enjoy a tasting of local sausages before heading to beautiful Prague, capital of the Czech Republic, where this Danube river cruise vacation concludes. Known as the “Golden City,” a Local Guide will show you the must-see sights, such as St. Vitus Cathedral and Old Town’s medieval Astronomical Clock, a unique and intricate piece of art unlike anything else in the world.
Vacation Idea of the Month (September): Galapagos
Lying just off the western coast of South America, the Galapagos archipelago is inaccessible to most, yet this isolation has allowed nature to develop in ways exclusive to the islands. From the moment you arrive in the Galapagos, your eyes stay wide open. While waiting for a zodiac to take you over to your cruise ship, marine iguanas shuffle below the jetty and magnificent frigate birds glide over the bay. Another seabird dives sloe by, followed by a gang of pelicans performing tricks. Nature is everywhere and oh so easy to observe.
The Galapagos are a "once-in-a-lifetime" vacation and that these much-mythologized islands are a wildlife wonderland. But nobody tells you that the backdrop is also remarkable smooth, low islands, dotted by lime green forests with red-sloped volcanoes at their hearts and black beaches on their fringes.
Experience the Galapagos by ship with these travel partners or more!
- Celebrity Cruise Lines
- Silverseas Expeditions
Consider these fun activities - many are included in your cruise
- Zodiac Tours
- Nature hikes
The Galapagos islands will amaze you!
Vacation Idea of the Month (August): Aruba
We love Aruba! It's a beautiful island in the southern Caribbean known for beautiful beaches, good food, nice resorts and avoiding hurricanes. Aruba likes to say they have 365 beaches - one for every day of the year Challenge accepted!
While many clients love to go to all inclusive resorts, the island of Aruba has all inclusive resorts but also has amazing resorts for those looking to enjoy the local food and explore the island. They have major brand resorts as well as local gems - and both can be amazing! We can help you find the perfect resort to help you Enjoy Vacationing on Aruba!
We'd love to help you book your dream vacation. We have significant experience traveling to
Caribbean - Western, Eastern and Southern Caribbean
Europe - Throughout including Scandinavia, Great Britain, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, Croatia, Greece, Netherlands and so much more
India - Including Delhi and the Taj Mahal
North America - Especially Alaska, Hawaii, the Orlando Theme Parks, etc
Cruises - Ocean and River Cruising!
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