Virgin Voyages may be new to the cruise arena, but what they bring to the table, is definitely worth a look. Join CP Travel Ambassador Juan Velazquez as he takes us to Costa Maya and Bimini on board the Scarlet Lady and see why he believes they will transform the industry.
What specific cities and /or countries did you visit? Costa Maya/Miami/Bimini
What was your favorite memory from this trip? The Chacchoben Mayan Ruins Experience
Top excursions and landmarks/sites to visit: Chacchoben Mayan Ruins and The Beach Club in Bimini
Were there any standout restaurants or foodie must-haves on this trip?
- Test Kitchen
- Pink Agave
- Razzle Dazzle
How would you describe the people and culture of this destination? Any interesting cultural lessons? My perspective was enhanced with the vibrant atmosphere and welcoming environment the locals in Mexico portrayed.
What is something people would be surprised to learn about this destination? The area was underdeveloped until 1979 when archeologists began working at the site of Chacchoben. Since the 80's the Costa Maya port has become a natural resource for the cruising industry. Hence providing a doorway to an experience most likely missed on a land package.
Top 5 Tips and recommendations for this trip:
- Wear a bathing suit underneath your clothes on Scarlet Night.
- Bring a good pair of running shoes for the track on deck 16.
- Make sure your cabin has a hammock on the balcony.
- Accept any secret invitations. But keep them a secret...forever!
- The wine pairing works best with the food experience at Test Kitchen.
Did you travel via cruise ship? If so, please describe the experience and some of the standout features that you ere excited about. Virgin Voyages has unique and niche product especially on the Scarlet Lady. Onboard you will experience a centric vibe with passionate and professional staff. The ship provides multiple venues to zen out, capture a sunset selfie, party like it's 1999, get your groove on, laugh out loud, wow by the performers, and a authentic holistic experience.
What makes this destination a must-see in your opinion? Virgin Voyages is transformative and I guarantee will reinvent how you do cruising.
Additional thoughts and insights? I especially love the value Virgin provided. This was the only voyage I have found it included five-star, six-course fine dining.
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