Exciting vegan food on Virgin Voyages Scarlet Lady – August 2021 review

Virgin Voyages’ launch been the most awaited amongst cruising vegans, for the promised plantbased options onboard. On August 6th Scarlet Lady had her first paid customers onboard from Portsmouth, UK for a short staycation sailing. Social media shares from the ship, the cabins, her venues and entertainment have been super exciting to see but what about the promised vegan options? I wasn’t able to get onboard this August due to work commitments, but my blogging friends from Wansbrough’s Cruise Blog did! They kindly agreed to review Nicole’s options from their cruise. Enjoy this Virgin Voyages vegan food review and see MrW & Nicole’s own blog for ship photos from this cruise. The link is in the guest post, enjoy!

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P&O ‘My Holiday’ app is launched as Carnival upgrades theirs

Appy cruising! How did we ever manage without cruise line apps? They make such a difference to our day onboard. Reducing the need to queue to the guest services or having to ring (who wants to call people?) restaurants when you can just book it online? Safe to say, I am so happy to see the one cruise line that hasn’t had one before has finally entered the current century with P&O ‘My Holiday’ app. Meanwhile, big cousin Carnival in the US has revamped their fabulous 4yo app to include even more cool functions. See more here!

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How to choose the best cabin for your cruise: Location, kind & value?

Cruising 101 introduced you to the first options to consider for your first ever cruise holiday and what you should keep in mind when picking the best company, and itinerary, for your cruising needs. Cruising 102 is here to help you to choose the best cabin for you – the kind you want, in the best location, and always the best value. It is these tips that allow me to cruise more often. Let me also introduce you to two cabin categories you may not have considered before: picture window and obstructed cabins. These require some research as not all are equal, but some offer excellent value. Allow me to show you!

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New sustainable OceanTide accessories for Princess Cruises’ Medallion

This week we were treated to the exciting news of sustainable PrincessCruises OceanTide accessories for their OceanMedallion wearable tech. Other new measures are introduced to further give guests control in terms of sustainability and greener choices. There is one that excites me very much! Learn more about OceanTide accessories and the company, Tide, Princess have paired with to make this happen.

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2021: the year of greener cruising with the launch of four LNG ships

Cruising has historically had a bad rep for environmental pollution. and much has been done by retrofitting scrubbers to clean exhaust fumes, or making shoreside power an option while docked. But the biggest eco move of 2021 from our beloved cruise industry is the move to using LNG fuel, liquefied natural gas. It offers an amazing reduction in terms of CO2 footprint and pollution in general. Who would’ve known that something good comes out of a global pandemic – a much greener, environmentally friendly cruise fleet? That certainly is the case with Carnival Corporation & PLC (CCL) brands. Our very own UK P&O, Costa, Carnival Cruises, AIDA and Princess all are going green on future seas.

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Cruising vegan on MSC Virtuosa made easy – 5 tips for your UK Staycation

Want to get away but can’t risk foreign travel? UK summer staycation cruise is what you need! And if you want to get away ASAP, there is just one gorgeous ship for you to consider. MSC Virtuosa. If you’re vegan and worried about dining onboard, do not. MSC are very vegan-friendly. Let me share with you my 5 top tips to cruise vegan on MSC Virtuosa. You won’t struggle to find food if you follow my advice!

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Can you cruise vegan on Virgin Voyages: Scarlet Lady food review

Earlier in 2020 Virgin Voyages released some menu teasers from their first ship, the Scarlet Lady (see my last post). That made vegan cruisers wonder about actual meal provision onboard. But worry not, Jenni from CruiseMummy blog has kindly reviewed Scarlet Lady’s vegan offering during a ship visit day. See how Jenni got on in this kind guest post of hers. The menus are all very quirky and different. See for yourself if Virgin Voyages and their sister ships Valiant and Scarlet Lady are for you. Vegan options they do provide, but what do you think of the options available?

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Can you cruise vegan on Virgin Voyages: pre-launch menu details

I have already featured Virgin Voyages on my blog for their wonderful sustainability measures, but they do deserve another post. To coincide with their UK ship preview of Scarlet Lady, Virgin Voyages released some teaser menus with vegan options clearly labelled. These teaser menus will give some indication on how Virgin Voyages will cater for those looking for plantbased meals. Quite exciting, I think.

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A new course full of money saving cruise tips!

What’s better than a fresh cruise countdown for a 2021 sailing? Having several future cruises to look forward to! If you book smart, you can find great deals and can cruise more. The new online course, ‘How To Cruise For Less’, is here to help you do just that. My friend EmmaCruises has condensed all of her money saving cruise tips into one wonderful resource to benefit many. So many tips across the board, for new and previous cruisers alike. From selecting a cruise line to making the booking and excursions, Emma will guide you through her proven method. Sign up, and become one of her Cruising Isn’t Just For Old People University graduates! [Ad-Affiliate link in post]

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Vegan food on Marella Cruises: how does the Explorer cater?

Looking for your first cruise as a vegan? You should really look at Marella Cruises. Apart from an all-vegan charter cruise I did in 2018, I have never had it as easy as I did on my Marella Explorer cruise. Check out the vegan food menu options… in the dining room, buffet and specialty restaurants. I was so impressed wiht my options, as two years previous our experience onboard DIscovery 2 wasn’t that great. But just like UK high street has changed and improved their offering, so has Marella Cruises. See how well they cater these days!

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