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    #16
    Originally posted by ilovesunshine, east yorks View Post
    Yes I was wondering if that may be the case. I must say the safety protocols sound very comprehensive. All passengers must have had both vaccines at least 2 weeks prior to sailing. The ship will only be 60% full, cabins will be fogged between cruises and all luggage sanitised before loading.
    I really like the sound of a brand new ship.
    Some innovative ideas. Shake your phone 3 times and a bottle of champagne will be delivered to you wherever you are on the ship. The balcony has a comfortable hammock as well as chairs
    Some of the entertainment sounds interesting, if a bit dodgy!
    No main dining room, a selection of 20 smaller eating venues instead, all serving different cuisine.
    Hi ILS

    Check out the other place - from what I have read. you will not be the eldest.

    Annie

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      #17
      I watched a video of the Scarlet Lady and whilst I will never say never it struck me that they were trying a bit too hard to be different. The ship looked like IKEA meets Lego. It's clearly not aimed at oldies like me but given what Covid has done to the cruise industry maybe that's the demographic they'll get.

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        #18
        Originally posted by annie, Glasgow View Post

        Hi ILS

        Check out the other place - from what I have read. you will not be the eldest.

        Annie
        Thanks Annie I will have a look

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          #19
          I got a reply from the email I sent to Virgin asking if we were too old for scarlet lady. It was a bit evasive, saying there is something for everyone. I do quite fancy it but having had a look at the dates it only sails during August. We already have Cornwall booked and a concert at Castle Howard during August. Having been locked down for so long we might not stand the pace!

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            #20
            Originally posted by ilovesunshine, east yorks View Post
            I got a reply from the email I sent to Virgin asking if we were too old for scarlet lady. It was a bit evasive, saying there is something for everyone. I do quite fancy it but having had a look at the dates it only sails during August. We already have Cornwall booked and a concert at Castle Howard during August. Having been locked down for so long we might not stand the pace!

            I wonder what they meant?
            Mug of Horlicks and Murder She Wrote on the in-cabin TV?

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              #21
              Even with a cruise lines main target demographic out of your comfort zone alternatives can work very well.


              The virgin ethos is probably closest to NCL which is our best fit on the current crop of lines, even then we mix it up.
              I suspect a trial on one of these short trips would be good to see if something like a transatlantic would work as they are a decent price
              big issue is drinks no package you are relying on PAYG from a OBC/bartab bonus

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                #22
                Originally posted by ilovesunshine, east yorks View Post
                I got a reply from the email I sent to Virgin asking if we were too old for scarlet lady. It was a bit evasive, saying there is something for everyone. I do quite fancy it but having had a look at the dates it only sails during August. We already have Cornwall booked and a concert at Castle Howard during August. Having been locked down for so long we might not stand the pace!
                Well I hope we find out when a forum member who is booked on her reports back.

                Annie

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                  #23
                  Originally posted by annie, Glasgow View Post

                  Well I hope we find out when a forum member who is booked on her reports back.

                  Annie
                  That will be me! Encouraged by reading about lady sailing with her 85 year old mother and a chat with a very nice lady from virgin who assured us we would be fine we have booked it!

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                    #24
                    Originally posted by Topdeck, London View Post
                    Even with a cruise lines main target demographic out of your comfort zone alternatives can work very well.


                    The virgin ethos is probably closest to NCL which is our best fit on the current crop of lines, even then we mix it up.
                    I suspect a trial on one of these short trips would be good to see if something like a transatlantic would work as they are a decent price
                    big issue is drinks no package you are relying on PAYG from a OBC/bartab bonus
                    We have 100 dollars obc. Decided not to go for the prepaid drinks. Prices seem fairly reasonable with no service charge added. Cocktails 9 dollars beer 5 dollars. We worked it out even with our best efforts we wouldn't spend 400 dollars in 4 days.

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                      #25
                      Originally posted by sandraggg, Newcastle View Post


                      I wonder what they meant?
                      Mug of Horlicks and Murder She Wrote on the in-cabin TV?
                      It did mention the balcony was big enough to do down dog. It also mention you could do it in your cabin too which was a bit worrying! Horlicks sounds appealing! Too late now we have booked it

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                        #26
                        Originally posted by ilovesunshine, east yorks View Post

                        That will be me! Encouraged by reading about lady sailing with her 85 year old mother and a chat with a very nice lady from virgin who assured us we would be fine we have booked it!
                        No you are now the 2nd forum member I know who has booked.

                        Annie

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                          #27
                          Originally posted by annie, Glasgow View Post

                          No you are now the 2nd forum member I know who has booked.

                          Annie
                          Are they very old!

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                            #28
                            Originally posted by ilovesunshine, east yorks View Post

                            Are they very old!
                            No about my age and that is most definitely not very old

                            Annie

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                              #29
                              Originally posted by annie, Glasgow View Post

                              No about my age and that is most definitely not very old

                              Annie
                              The lady i spoke to when I booked said people from 18 to 95 have booked

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                                #30
                                Originally posted by annie, Glasgow View Post

                                Well I hope we find out when a forum member who is booked on her reports back.

                                Annie
                                Too good an opportunity to miss. They claim to be very vegan friendly which was enough for Mrs. W to be curious.

                                I am very much looking forward to seeing the ship and experiencing Virgin Voyages. BTW, we have gone with the long weekend as opposed to the weekday haze. 3 nights should be more than enough to give us a feel of the ship and product.

                                We did like some of the MSC prices but were put off after the poor show for vegans on Grandiosa. As much as their buffet is nice, one choice in the dining room is behind some of the other lines
                                www.wansbroughs-cruise-blog.me.uk

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