Tagged: cruising

The Scarlet Lady

Virgin Voyages recently revealed the name of its new ship. In an homage to sister company Virgin Atlantic, President, Sir Richard Branson, revealed the ship’s long-awaited official name: Scarlet Lady. This name appeared on one of the earliest planes to fly for Virgin Atlantic. Now, as the flagship for the Virgin Voyages fleet,...

Bliss on the Racetrack?

I must admit that I really had a hard time wrapping my head around a racetrack on a ship purpose-built for Alaska. I mentioned this in a previous post, but it’s worth beating the dead horse even more. Have we become so inept at entertaining ourselves that we need something for stimulation...

Sailing to Splendid Sitka

  What a great surprise it was to see Sitka on the itinerary of this Alaska cruise.  Although it is not on many cruise itineraries, it’s not due to its lack of interest. With a National Park and historic buildings, along with fabulous photo ops, Sitka makes for a delightful and impressive...

Cruising Glacier Bay

Often the highlight of any Alaska cruise, a visit to Glacier Bay National Park shows the best of Alaska. Cruisers get very close to calving glaciers and within view of all sorts of wildlife. The 3.3 million acres of this park showcase Alaska nature at its finest.  Fjords, mountains, rainforests, wildlife and...