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  1. OK? Wasn't calling you or anyone else out. Critique away. I'm still excited to sail. Despite the fact I'm a lowly average cruiser. Happy sailing on your ship of choice.
  2. I guess I have no taste. I think the ship looks gorgeous. I'm so excited to sail her. I still don't understand the very pointed negativity to VV. I understand that no cruise line will appeal to all people, but I've seen ships and lines that don't appeal to me as well. I haven't felt compelled to go those lines' threads to tell everyone sailing on them how much I think their ships suck. But whatever. I'm not even the demographic VV is shooting for, but I'm still happily anticipating my time aboard.
  3. I'm waiting for someone with no plans to sail VV to drop in with comments on how much worse the bar tab with bonus is than any other beverage package.
  4. What is it about VV that evokes such rabid negativity from people who don't want to cruise on the line? There are cruise lines that don't interest me, and I have no desire to go to those boards and rag on the lines and the people who sail on them. It's so strange to me.
  5. I'm always puzzled and somewhat amused by those who have a derogatory view of people who have or want tattoos and/or piercings. Where do they live and what are they afraid of? Do they really equate character with body art/adornment? I'm in my 50s and have an ear conch piercing, so I guess I'm a bad element lol. If I condemned everyone I know and interact with who has tattoos, piercings or both, I'd be losing out on knowing so many amazing people. And some of the most self-righteous, narcissistic people I've known are tattoo- and piercing-free. If I meet someone on our cruise who has visited the tattoo/piercing parlor, I'll be interested in seeing the results. I've been wanting a new ear piercing for awhile and might splurge while onboard, and I love seeing cool tattoo art. Guess I'm riff raff. Beware, fellow passengers ...
  6. We actually would keep the booking if Key West was subbed in, as we love that island and would enjoy revisiting some of our favorite non-tourist spots. Nassau -- no way. Not worth it to us.
  7. I tend to agree. I very much want to sail with VV, but what made us sign up the day sales opened to the general public was the Havana overnight. The Bahamas definitely wouldn't hold the same appeal. I would consider one of the other two itineraries, as we haven't been to either. But not if we had to jump to another sailing date. We like the cabin location we have now.
  8. The drama and judgement directed toward a ship that hasn't even sailed yet really amuses me. I'm far from a millennial or an orgy enthusiast (lmao that that particular accusation was even thrown out there) and I can't wait to sail the beautiful Scarlet Lady. Guess I'm a middle-age rebel lol.
  9. I think some people would like to go back to the days when people who book a lowly inside or window-only cabin would be confined to steerage lol.
  10. My husband and I sail Sept. 23, 2020, and we'll be 55 and 59 at the time. We'll be skewing the demographics for sure on our cruise lol.
  11. My husband and I are in our 50s and jumped at the chance to book on the Scarlett Lady. I love the concept of a mid-size, innovative ship, and going to Cuba has been a long-time goal. We might be the oldest people on our sailing, but I'm so looking forward to the trip regardless. If we're outcasts, we'll take our experience and move on. But in the meantime, I'm hoping to snag a reservation for the drag brunch ...
  12. Just saw on another thread that the ship will be "one giant orgy," it has no class and certain posters will never set foot on it. An old Billy Joel lyric is going through my head: "I'd rather laugh with the sinners than die with the saints. The sinners are MUCH more fun." All that pearl clutching is going to ruin those expensive necklaces 😅.
  13. Only on VV. Not on the respectable cruise lines
  14. Oh, and it's not just tattoos people are afraid of. It's VV's signature color of RED! It's so garish. How dare they?? Seriously, wth?
  15. Pearl-clutching outrage just made me lol. My confirmation booking email from VV arrived at 8:03 on Thursday morning, so I definitely bought what they're selling. Cuba has been on my bucket list, and to have a chance at that plus an innovative ship and concept: Yep, I'm in. And I'll also be online as soon as reservations open for dining on our cruise to grab 2 spots for that drag-queen brunch. Heck, I might even get a new ear piercing on board lol. We're booked for September 2020 and it seems so far away. If you go earlier, reports are mandatory! Oh wait, we're just stupid Fyre Festival wannabes ... we'll never actually sail. Silly us 😏
  16. Since I'm new to these boards, I've been browsing through some of the other cruise line threads, and the dismay that some cruisers of other lines are expressing about VV is actually kind of amusing. A tattoo parlour? Quelle horreur! Once they find out "that place" will also do piercings, they'll probably demand a revolt. It's OK, folks, I don't think the VV vibe will be contagious if your ship happens to pass the Scarlet Lady in the night. 😘
  17. I saw somewhere that there will be two drag-queen brunches per cruise. They also are supposed to have a champagne brunch in another restaurant. I would happily go to either -- or ideally both. But I'm guessing demand will be high.
  18. I'm super excited too. Booked a Havana four-night for September 2020. Hoping we'll love it enough to rebook on board. Would love to do a longer cruise if they add one down the line. The weird vitriol thing surprised me. I would never book Cunard, even though I know I would love the classic ships. I just don't want forced formality on vacation. But I wouldn't go on the Cunard board and make disparaging comments about the line or those who book it because they have different priorities for their vacation. I've never done a back-to-back but would love to!
  19. I agree about choice. I'm excited about this ship because it's different than a lot of the offerings out there. And price is relevant. I'm happy choosing an off-season trip on VV at a higher price because I want to experience this particular ship, and Cuba has been on my must-do list for a long time. For others, a longer cruise to different destinations at a comparable/lower price fits their needs better. I'm not quite sure why some posters (not the poster you're answering above) seem almost hostile about people choosing to spend their money on this particular line. But I'm new here, so I could be misreading the vibe.
  20. Yes, according to their Q and A: Yes, Virgin Voyages will gladly transfer a reservation to your travel agent within 30 days from the creation date when a reservation is not paid in full.
  21. For my time zone, my confirmation email came in at 8:03 a.m. I'm so psyched for this. Waiting 18 months will be excruciating lol.
  22. If you go by their Q and A, there is more than one casino: Feelin' lucky? Hope you said "yes" because our casinos will have a mix of traditional, vintage, and modern games available. So make sure to wear your lucky knickers (but leave the rabbit's foot at home).
  23. Well, I guess we'll be the outcasts on board, then. We're not part of "the younger demographic," but we love the concept of no kids, innovative restaurants (that hopefully won't serve dumbed-down meals, since they are going for an urban-food-scene vibe), an overnight in Cuba ... Heck, they had me at "drag queen brunch." And we'll be enjoying our share of craft beer and cool cocktails -- lack of a drink package isn't an issue for us. Hopefully the hip 30-something youngsters won't openly mock the old people in their midst.
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