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Scarlet Lady Cruise Review

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Reviews: 4
Helpful Votes: 20

Overall rating:

4.2 out of 5
Scarlet Lady

5 Night Mayan Sol (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 21, 2021

Ship: Scarlet Lady

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 month ago

Review summary

Wonderful relaxing cruise will definitely do another

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Got to the pet about 1 and straight in to get COVID test, and results in 15 min. From there we checked in and waited till 2 to ship. Very organized, but they make you stick to your boarding times, so don't come to early

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Probably the best food of any cruise ship. I tried all restaurants except the test kitchen. Surprisingly Razzle dazzle was my favorite and I am not a vegetarian... I would suggest making reservations early as possible cause all the places fill up and you will be stuck in stand by waiting who knows how long.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
I didn't do all the activities but what I did I really enjoyed. It's not like a traditional cruise where something is going on all the time, so I was able to just relax do nothing at times and I loved it.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
The shows are really good and entertaining. The NSA show was raunchy and fun. Never expected that on a cruise ship. And don't worry if you are afraid of being picked to go on stage, they ask before the start and if you say know the seat you in the safe zone lol. And remember to make reservations cause they book up and you will not get in if you don't have one.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Staff was exceptional. From room staff to waiters or anyone passing you in the hall, they are all so friendly.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The rooms are in my opinion the same as any other ship as far as comfort and usability, you have a bed, shower and storage. What I love the best is that hammock on the balcony. I this that all cruise ships need those. The technology with the tablet was a nice feature as well. You can do everything from that think including call your room attendant for water,ice, or fresh towels. Another plus is the fact they don't have photography all over the ship trying to get those pics to sell you, they don't push drink package on you they don't push specialty restaurants (cause those are already included) they give you free wifi, free soda and no kids. Don't get me wrong kids can enjoy cruising also, but sometimes you don't want to have to deal with loud kids running around making noise and causing messes hogging the ice cream machine. So an adult only cruise was really nice

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
The Bimini beach club was not really my thing, the place was beautiful and I really enjoyed the lunch there. But to get a good spot, of you don't rent a Cabana, you got to get there early and spend the whole day there. I would rather spend time on the ship enjoying what it had going on. . Virgin has a good thing going with the new fleet. I will definitely be back.

Ship tip

The app is a bit of a hit and miss for a lot of people but I am sure they will work out all the kinks. Make sure to book those reservations asap so you don't miss out

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

2 out of 5
Miami is way to busy for my liking and they charge to much for everything

The Beach Club (Virgin Voyages), Bimini Bahamas

2 out of 5
More at a all day party just not my thing but a beautiful place. And the beach itself is amazing. I would definitely recommend going to see it and it might be your thing..

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

5 out of 5
I love this port you can stay at the port and enjoy the pool and drinks all day or go out adventuring. So much to do

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
I picked a 7:30 disembarking and was off the ship and on my way home by 8. I always take my own luggage off so I don't have to look for it in the terminal and hold me up.

Traveler Photos

Balcony hammock
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