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  1. We decided to change our booking for Richard's Birthday Bash at the end of March - we are relocating this summer (KS to PA), and added to that my mum is terminally ill in the UK (we are in the USA) so decided that trying to take a trip wasn't worth it. We started with a central sea terrace on the 2020 Birthday bash, had a cheeky corner suite booked for the 2021 birthday bash - but decided to blow the entire FCC on a May 2022 Dominican Daze cruise in a 'gorgeous suite' with all the 'mega rockstar' perks. Hubby isn't great at taking vacation so this seemed like the best option for us.
  2. I had to re-pierce my ears once as a teenager - wasn't fun! I always wear my diamond studs that were a gift from hubby, wedding band, simple gold necklace & my watch. Only my watch gets taken off at night, the rest all stay on 24/7. During this time of extreme handwashing I haven't worn my other usual rings - my engagement ring & eternity ring with my wedding band, and my Granny's wedding ring and a ring that was a gift from my Grandfather to her on my right ring finger.
  3. On Instagram yesterday they said they were going to Genoa to repatriate crew.
  4. They will also be looking for a date when Richard Branson can be onboard.
  5. We rescheduled our cruise on May 21st and my credit card was refunded the taxes & fess, as well as the $300 bar tab on May 22nd. I was expecting a longer wait than that!
  6. You can book with an agent, VV refers to them as "First Mates'. This may interest you: https://www.travelmarketreport.com/articles/What-Travel-Advisors-Need-to-Know-About-Virgin-Voyages https://www.cruiseplanners.com/about-us/blog/virgin-voyages-attracting-virgin-travelers/ We booked directly with VV, and then handled the cancellation & rebooking ourselves. We were booked for Richard's Birthday Bash this year, we will be going next year in a suites thanks to the generous rebooking conditions!
  7. It isn't listed on the website as Richard's Birthday Bash for next year, but the email sent to people who were booked on it for this year gave the dates for the Birthday Bash in 2021 (July 14-18 2021). We've only been on one cruise - 14 yrs ago and had an oceanview. This is a serious upgrade over that trip!!! Hubby isn't a huge cruise fan - but he works for Virgin Galactic and after an amazing stay at the Virgin Hotel San Francisco I convinced him to give Virgin Voyages a shot!! Have a great trip!
  8. The prices for Richard's Birthday bash cruise 2021 are also considerably cheaper that what we paid for the 2020 cruise in Oct 2019. Our original cabin is over $1000 less right now. I'm sorry that your cruise was cancelled twice - have a great time when you finally get to go!!
  9. We were booked on Richard's Birthday Bash this year in a central sea terrace - we are now sailing on Richard's Birthday Bash next year in a Cheeky Corner Suite (biggest terrace) - and still have almost enough credit to take another cruise in a terrace cabin!! We also got $500 on board credit. Hubby isn't great at taking vacation, so even if we don't use the remaining credit we will more than had our money's worth for what we actually paid.
  10. I booked a Rockstar suite (cheeky corner, biggest terrace) today for Richard's Birthday Bash 2021 and was told that our suite included the first round of drinks, and the gentleman assisting me talked about 375ml bottles.
  11. We are rebooked on Richard's Birthday Bash for next year!! With the generous rebooking credit we have upgraded from a central sea terrace to a cheeky corner suite with the biggest terrace!! And we got $500 on board credit!!!
  12. I asked on chat yesterday if there was any news, and was told the situation is being monitored and sailors will be informed if anything changes. I have noticed that Carnival etc are selling cruises from the end of June / beginning of July, a friend just booked for July 16th as the rates are so good!
  13. We are booked and fully paid for the Birthday Bash cruise too!!
  14. If anyone has separate insurance on their cruise and makes a change to their dates don't forget to inform the insurance company to ensure that you get your proper cover.
  15. Virgin Voyages have emailed to say that the July 15th Richard's Birthday Bash cruise is still scheduled to happen - we are booked on it. A comment by VV on their Facebook page does say that voyages from July 19th - Aug 7th are cancelled though.
  16. Birthday Bash Cruise is still going ahead as planned! July 15th!
  17. Do they have your correct email address? Hubby and I both received emails about the postponement at 12.06pm central time, we then received emails that the birthday bash cruise is still on at 12.58pm central time. Both of our email addresses are on our reservation. We haven't had any communication issues with them so far.
  18. I just received this email: Richard’s Birthday Bash Is Still On We just wanted to send out a friendly note to reassure you that your upcoming Richard’s Birthday Bash sailing is due to set sail as planned.We have been excitedly anticipating Scarlet Lady’s inaugural sailings, but right now our attention is on the current global health crisis. While we have decided to postpone some of our earlier sailings, Richard’s Birthday Bash Sailing will not be changing.In true Richard fashion, this voyage will be about having fun while always doing business for good. That’s why
  19. Please share if you find info - I am at work so cannot make a call! Thank you!! Maybe I am just being too hopeful that they wouldn't change Richard's birthday cruise!!!
  20. Hmm...I read it as sailings until July 15 cancelled, with no mention of changes to the July 15 sailing...where have you seen that the Richard's brithday bash cruise is now a preview/showcase...thank you!
  21. No - that will be the first cruise. It says that they have postponed until July 15th. We are on that cruise too! You should have received an email, hubby & I both have in the last hour or so.
  22. We gave up on 'proper' suitcases after so many were damaged on transatlantic flights (we are from the UK but have lived in Canada/USA for 21 yrs so fly a lot back & forth) and now use rolling duffel bags. These will fit easily under the bed for storage. They are also lightweight so don't waste too much of your weight allowance! We will be flying to Miami from Kansas & California (where hubby works) for a one night stay the night before our 4 night cruise & then home on the day we get back to port. Hubby prefers short trips, and we use a lot of vacation days visiting
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