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    Virgin Voyages abandons 'Boring Buffets and MDR'

    Hi All

    Picked this up from Travel Weekly, Virgin Voyages plan no Buffet, MDR or extra charge restaurants on Scarlet Lady. I assume all 20 dining options will be included in the cruise fare.

    http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/articl...n-dining-rooms

    Annie

    #2
    Thanks for the link. The dining options sound good, I especially like the idea of the Razzle Dazzle restaurant for the vegetarian options.
    2018-
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    Adventure of the Seas - Fall Foliage

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      #3
      Well The Galley sounds like a buffet but lots of it does seem different. Jan.

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        #4
        This sounds wonderful Annie, thanks for posting.

        One of the things I liked about Anthem of the Seas was the variety of dining options that were all a bit different. Expanding this idea as Virgin are proposing is exactly what I’d want!

        I might not be queuing up for an on-board tattoo, but the dining proposition sounds perfect to me.
        Duncan S

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          #5
          I wait to see how long this venture lasts!

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            #6
            I quite like the restaurant choices, plus the fact of no additional charges for so called Speciality Restaurants, but the size of these floating holiday camps is a big turn off for me..........Wilba
            Wilba

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              #7
              The idea sounds good, but I’m not sure about 'not paying extra for great food'. I assume the extra will be incorporated in the cruise fare. Beside the cost, the down side for me is the Caribbean itineraries. I might try the ship if it was going somewhere interesting at a cost that wouldn’t use up all my travel budget for the next five years.

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                #8
                Originally posted by Wilba View Post
                I quite like the restaurant choices, plus the fact of no additional charges for so called Speciality Restaurants, but the size of these floating holiday camps is a big turn off for me..........Wilba
                Hi Wilba, 110,000 gross tonnes these ships will be somewhat smaller than many mass-market newbuilds.

                By modern standards they are 'medium' sized.

                Originally posted by smtcan, Scarborough View Post
                The idea sounds good, but I’m not sure about 'not paying extra for great food'. I assume the extra will be incorporated in the cruise fare.
                Absolutely, the lines use on-board spend as a major way to boast their income, inc. speciality restaurants. However personally, I'd rather pay a bit extra for all food included than for alcohol included.
                Last edited by Malcolm, Essex; 8th November 2018, 03:02 PM.
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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Malcolm, Essex View Post

                  Hi Wilba, 110,000 gross tonnes these ships will be somewhat smaller than many mass-market newbuilds.

                  By modern standards they are 'medium' sized
                  Thanks Malcolm, my interest has just perked up as I quite like that size of ship.

                  The renderings led me to believe this was just another Gargantuan of the Seas............Wilba

                  Wilba

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                    #10
                    NCL dining options without charges.
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                      #11
                      I would guess around 2000 passengers and similar to Celebrity M Class ships and those always seemed to work well for us.

                      It will be interesting to see pricing, and it should be "easy" for them to package together fly cruises, time will tell.

                      They do seem to be offering something a bit different.

                      John

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Topdeck, London View Post
                        NCL dining options without charges.
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                        But hopefully with better quality food.
                        2018-
                        Queen Victoria - Mediterranean Explorer

                        2019 -
                        NCL Getaway - Norway and Iceland
                        Adventure of the Seas - Fall Foliage

                        2020 -
                        Jewel of the Seas - Abu Dhabi & Dubai
                        Magellan - Panama Canal

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Haworth, Wokingham View Post
                          I would guess around 2000 passengers and similar to Celebrity M Class ships and those always seemed to work well for us.

                          It will be interesting to see pricing, and it should be "easy" for them to package together fly cruises, time will tell.

                          They do seem to be offering something a bit different.

                          John
                          Actually the passenger numbers will be 2700 which is an increase of nearly 40% over Celebrity M class with no corresponding increase in tonnage and 20 restaurants??

                          Space per passenger will be reduced.

                          Annie

                          PS The target market allegedly is young professionals - that lets me out
                          Last edited by annie, Glasgow; 8th November 2018, 04:58 PM.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Yogini, Waterlooville View Post

                            But hopefully with better quality food.
                            Nothing wrong with excellent quality food choices on likes of the NCL Escape.

                            Virgin food Hall, The Galley will be a buffet with a fancy name.

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                              #15
                              There is a slide-show here of some of the various Virgin dining rooms: https://youtu.be/N8opAl6fA-Y

                              The set-up sounds very NCL.
                              See my cruise blog: HERE

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