In partnership with Virgin Voyages, Thrillist is hosting a limited edition event next month that’s sure to float your boat. REVVEL is a three-day floating playground that will take place on the new luxury ship, Scarlet Lady, from September 16-18 while docked at Pier 88 in Manhattan. Starting on a Thursday and running through Saturday, go on an IRL adventure aboard this beachfront boutique hotel.
“We have been waiting for over a year to bring Scarlet Lady to New York to showcase our amazing new brand and provide a taste of the Virgin Voyages experience to our sailors on the East Coast,” said Nirmal Saverimuttu, Commercial Director and experience at Virgin. Travel. “We are delighted to be working with Thrillist to create a never-before-seen sea experience. “
Dine in one of the six exciting restaurants offering unlimited food and drinks led by Michelin-starred chefs like Brad Farmerie (Saxon and Parole, PUBLIC) and Matt Lambert (Musket Room) with cuisines ranging from New American Cuisine (Wake) to Mexican cuisine at Pink Agave. Guests can expect a multi-day cultural experience without leaving the shores of New York City, and all with the flexibility to step back on dry land at any time.
The main events of the week include the Feeling Nauty Drag Pool Party hosted by drag artist Trixie Mattel and the Bushwick Nightlife Institution, House of Yes, and will offer a champagne toast and a drag show. In addition, the REVVEL Music Festival will be hosted by Major Lazer sound system (and surprise guests) with the possibility of dancing in three distinct concert halls with varied musical vibrations.
Tickets start at $ 100 and can be purchased separately for each event or as part of the following VIP experiences for two guests: the XL Sea Terrace for $ 1000 or Rockstar neighborhoods for $ 1,200, which includes cabin accommodation or luxury suites.
Along with a full range of organized festivities, sailors can also expect the same attention to detail when it comes to guest safety. In the interest of absolute safety, the majority of all events have been designed to take place outdoors and comply with state, county and CDC requirements. In addition to proof of vaccination upon registration, all participants must take a rapid COVID-19 test within 36 hours and present negative results upon arrival at Pier 88.
“We are excited to partner with Virgin Voyages to create an innovative series of events that will pave the way for how brands can safely bring IRL experiences back into people’s lives,” said Meghan Kirsch, Head of content at Thrillist.
Additionally, Thrillist will continue to monitor our ever-changing COVID-19 landscape – check it out website for more information and updates on our security protocols.
Many of us have wondered what it would be like to follow the path of the greatest explorers in history and actually get to the North Pole or the South Pole. But it looks like a tough journey, reserved for the bravest. That is, unless you let a luxury boat take you there and experience the polar regions in supreme comfort.
Built by the French cruise company PONANT in their Norwegian shipyard, Le Commandant Charcot is 120 meters long and 28 meters wide. All of its 135 suites and cabins have exquisite design and luxury features, such as large private terraces, while the duplex suites also have Jacuzzis.
And, if you are one of the lucky ones on board, you can also enjoy a variety of sumptuous common areas, such as the winter garden, 2 restaurants, one with panoramic views, and the indoor swimming pool. Or, you can take advantage of the wellness area and indulge yourself in the spa, sauna or gym. After all, what could be better than that after going out in the polar regions and exploring the surroundings? A team of professional guides are there to lead the expeditions and learn more about these unique places.
This cruise ship also features a unique observation lounge, where specialists from the North and South Poles will hold insightful lectures on historical, geological and biological themes related to the Poles.
And, if you’re not already blown away by the idea of a luxury cruise ship for polar expeditions, there is even more good news regarding Le Commandant Charcot. It is in fact the first ship of its kind to be powered by electricity and LNG (liquefied natural gas), which means it is better for the environment.
With a 34 MW electric motor, Le Commandant Charcot can reach a speed of 15 knots, without emitting smoke and soot.
South Pacific specialist Paul Gauguin Cruises recently completed a dry dock refurbishment in Singapore of his 332-passenger luxury vessel, the Gauguin.
The Gauguin’s cabins, suites and public spaces have been renovated, including Le Grand Salon, three restaurants, piano bar, La Palette Lounge, spa and salon, boutique, pool terrace and reception area.
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The vision of the renovation was to enhance the elegant Polynesian signature of Gauguin with a chic and fresh style.
Minimizing the impact on the environment is a priority for the company. In 2019, Paul Gauguin Cruises eliminated the use of heavy fuel oil by using a much cleaner fuel (low sulfur marine diesel) and also committed to offset 150% of its carbon emissions. Gauguin’s most recent environmental improvements include water treatment and consumption optimization as well as energy conservation initiatives.
The new decor of the Gauguin was designed by Studio Jean-Philippe Nuel to evoke the elegance of the South Seas and the islands. The renovation highlights the historic interior with warm, dark woodwork. The fresh palette incorporates a wide range of green and natural tones, touches of warm colors, organic patterns and woven textiles.
Along with the renovation of the Gauguin, the equipment has been improved. Guests will enjoy free unlimited Wi-Fi and a virtual museum of over 150 paintings by artist Paul Gauguin. These new enhancements provide an even more complete experience, which also includes meals at the ship’s three restaurants and 24-hour room service; free drinks, including a selection of wines, beers and spirits; and tips on board for flight attendants and catering staff.
Itineraries following renovations include 10-night “Society Islands and Tuamotu” trips, 11-night “Cook Islands and Society Islands”, seven-night “Tahiti and Society Islands” and 14-night “Marquesas, Tuamotu” and Society Islands ”.
Guests have exclusive access to the private island of the Motu Mahana line and a private beach in Bora Bora. Cruises offer a range of outdoor activities such as snorkeling, kayaking, paddleboarding, and scuba diving excursions.
Civitavecchia (Italy): More than 6,000 tourists were prevented from disembarking from a cruise ship in the Italian city on Thursday after the vast liner was quarantined for two suspected cases of the deadly coronavirus.
Samples from a Chinese couple were sent for testing after three doctors and a nurse boarded the luxury ship run by ‘Costa Crociere’ in the port town to treat a feverish woman, local health officials said. .
The authorities of the Costa Crociere company confirmed that the vessel, carrying nearly 7,000 people, including the crew, was on lockdown. He said a 54-year-old woman from Macao “was placed in isolation in the on-board hospital Thursday evening with her traveling companion” and was following instructions from the health ministry.
The ‘Costa Smeralda’, the company’s flagship and the world’s fifth largest cruise ship, “has come from Palma de Mallorca and is currently on weeklong cruises in the western Mediterranean,” the company said.
The couple flew to Milan from Hong Kong on January 25, before embarking on the cruise, according to Italian media.
“The couple’s cabin has been isolated and they are with the medics,” said an anonymous passenger quoted by media in Italy. “We are a little worried of course. No one gets on or off the ship except the doctors. These vacations risk ending in a nightmare.
China reported its biggest single-day jump in the number of deaths from the novel coronavirus on Thursday, as global fears intensified with at least 15 countries confirming infections. More than 213 people have died since the onset of the disease and more than 10,000 people have been affected.
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Luxury cruises are growing in popularity, with many operators responding to the demands by unveiling a range of brand-new world-class ships. With all the added opulence, however, comes a price. Some new ships can cost customers between £ 100 a night and £ 8,000 a night, depending on the type of experience they want to have. With the industry booming and more options available than ever before, how can customers looking for the best experience do it without spending thousands?
Whether you’re heading out on a week-long ocean vacation or embarking on an adventurous global adventure, there are plenty of options available to cruise enthusiasts.
However, each trip has its own price, and some are higher than others.
Many cruises offer options that allow travelers to tailor their trip to their specific needs, from all-inclusive packages to dining, spa and entertainment supplements.
An industry expert spoke to Express.co.uk to tell us how travelers can save their money while still getting the ultimate experience.
The president and CEO of independent cruise specialist SuperCruises, Alexander Panagopulos, said it was important for cruise passengers to do their “homework” before booking.
He said: “A cruise can be very expensive when you book the wrong cruise, not doing your homework, demanding your preferences and budget, or booking through a third party who tends to oversell.”
The type of cruise a customer chooses ultimately plays the biggest role in the cost of the trip.
The more upscale a cruise, the more expensive it will naturally be.
While suites are an obvious additional cost, some cruisers can be caught off guard by opting for a room with a window facing the “inside” cabins.
The time of year you book will also be a key player.
Many cruise lines offer departure dates that span the entire calendar, with winter options becoming increasingly popular for those looking to sail in the sun.
Additionally, remote and in-demand destinations may also see a price increase.
Not only will passengers looking for high-demand routes feel the brunt of the additional costs, but they should also be mindful of the port of departure as additional transportation may be required.
“Cruise itineraries vary widely in terms of price, depending on region and season, however competition keeps up the offers and as a result the cruiser can travel further at unbelievable prices,” says Alexander.
“Of course, world cruises are expensive, but nothing compares to traveling the world by any other means of transport, in luxurious surroundings, without hassle. In general, a cruise vacation is great value for money, as long as the customer has done their homework and purchased the cruise that meets all of their needs.
However, Panagopulos explains that customers may end up paying more even after booking their trip.
“Shore excursions, drinks, spas and specialty restaurants tend to be the places where cruisers will easily part with their hard-earned cash,” he said.
It was recently revealed that drinks are one of the main factors in overspending at sea.
Simon Hoe, Global Marketing Manager at Cruise1st, explained that there is a drink that some lines grab passengers with.
“Most lines also offer a drink of the day, which is more expensive due to the souvenir glass it is served in,” he told Express.co.uk.
“Just ask for it to be served in a regular glass, and you’ll save a little.” It always helps to educate yourself, so don’t feel like you’re ahead of some of your requests.
Alexander echoed this idea, saying, “Make sure you get the best value proposition. A cheap cruise fare may not be the best value in the end, so research is essential, ”he says.
“If you enjoy an extra cocktail or two, it’s worth booking a drink package or making sure it’s included in your cruise fare. Buying extras on board tends to be more expensive than buying them before you go.
Some cruise lines allow you to bring your own alcohol on board, however, it is essential that you read the fine print of your supplier’s policy before traveling.
Some lines, such as Royal Caribbean, do not allow passengers to take alcohol on board and may confiscate anything found.
According to Royal Caribbean: “Alcoholic beverages seized on the day of embarkation will not be returned. “
If food and drink are an essential part of relaxing your vacation, the best thing to do is consider the upfront all-inclusive fee, which will reduce the risk of unforeseen costs.
Alexander adds, “The best way to make sure you don’t overspend is to book an all-inclusive cruise vacation.
“If, however, you don’t want to feel restricted and want to do your own thing, how and when you want, you can book extras like shore excursions, drink packages and other extras before you go.
“Either way, your budget will be roughly reduced to a T before you set sail.”
Along with these practical tips, SuperCruises also frequently offers unique offers to customers who book through them.
Currently they are offering £ 100 cash back to customers who spend £ 1000 or more with the site.
However, cruise passengers should grab this offer while they can, as they will only have until October 31 to secure their extra pocket money.
With 15,000 other cruise itineraries around the world, in 30 regions and in 1,000 ports, globetrotters will have the entire world at their fingertips.
The online provider also includes all up-to-date offers from major cruise operators.
The cruise ship stopped in Penzance as part of its “Musical Odyssey of the Celtic Sea”.
A brand new luxury cruise ship that only launched last month arrived in Penzance today.
Anchored at Mount’s Bay, passengers from the 92 cabins aboard the Dumont d’Urville were transported to and from the port throughout the day to enjoy a good Cornish mizzle in the city.
With limited capacity, the small cruise ship would feel more like a super yacht than your average cruise liner.
The Dumont d’Urville is the ninth ship to join the Ponant in the Explorer class of the French company’s fleet.
The ship has a luxury underwater observatory, The Blue Eye Lounge, located below the waterline.
Uninterrupted beauty of Cornish empty beaches
From the observatory, passengers can watch marine life pass through two giant windows, as well as on digital screens on which are projected live images filmed by three underwater cameras.
In addition to the visuals, specially developed hydrophones, located under the ship, allow lounge passengers to hear underwater sounds for up to three miles.
And the underwater sounds even echo as vibrations on special sofas that passengers can sit on.
Cruise ship passenger Wu Chih-huang, 43, died just hours after the trip began due to a suspected heart attack.
The cruise began at the Taiwanese port of Keelung around 5 p.m. local time on March 31.
The passengers were then taken to the Japanese cities of Miyakojima and Naha before returning to Keelung.
Just hours after starting his cruise on the SuperStar Aquarius, Wu began to vomit and complain of chest pain.
Wu was taken to the ship’s infirmary and pronounced dead at 2 a.m. the next morning.
According to Taiwanese media, Wu’s corpse was stored in a freezer below deck.
None of the cruise lines – believed to exceed 1,500 people – were aware of Wu’s death or that his body was kept on board in a freezer.
A statement from Star Cruises said the company “immediately informed the Taiwan Coast Guard administration of the incident and contacted the passenger’s family.”
However, Chih-huang’s family say they only learned of the death from the Coast Guard.
The passenger’s younger brother claimed that the cruise line did not make contact with relatives until the ship returned to Keelung, Taiwan, at 4 p.m. on April 3.
The brother reportedly told local media that the family had then been asked to go “pick up his body”.
They claim that Star Cruises has offered no condolences and no apologies for not contacting them immediately about the death.
The Keelung District Attorney’s Office and the Keeling Coast Guard Administration have ruled out foul play as the cause of death, but are continuing their investigation.
It is not known whether the SuperStar Aquarius had a mortuary on board or whether the freezer where the body was stored was located in a pantry or kitchen.
The new ship’s itineraries include five incredible voyages, including:
During each of the itineraries, guests are invited to travel back in time to 10,000 B.C., Reveling in the legendary pyramids of Giza and the iconic Sphinx; explore the Nubian treasures of Aswan, including the elegant Temple of Philae, located on a romantic island; and visit a myriad of UNESCO World Heritage sites. While travelers are immersed in history, they will have the chance to witness modern life in Egypt as the luxury ship winds around the Nile, passing fertile farms, graceful feluccas, and bustling harbors.
“This new shipbuilding is a dream come true,” said Henry R. Lewis, CEO, Vantage Travel. “It will provide the perfect juxtaposition to visit one of the world’s oldest civilizations with the most modern and luxurious navigation equipment and technology. My family and I have experienced it. Egypt and it’s different from anywhere we’ve been before. I know this new vessel will exceed all expectations of our travelers who love history and intrigue as well as modern conveniences. ”
With just 44 cabins and a capacity of 84 passengers, the new Vantage ship will provide a luxurious and exclusive way to travel. The intimate size of the ship allows better access to the locals and its rich history via better located ports, so less travel time once ashore.
The ship’s cabins are larger by industry standards: Standard cabins measure 310 square feet each, while two executive suites of 400 square feet each and an owner’s suite of approximately 600 square feet will provide the ultimate in accommodation. ‘accommodation. The ship will also feature four single 210 square foot cabins. Four adjoining bedrooms, also unique to this new ship, provide the perfect accommodation for friends and family traveling together.
Among other things, travelers will enjoy amenities such as luxurious hotel-style linens and whirlpool bath products; swimming pool on the upper deck; a sunny terrace; gourmet dinner in the restaurant and an upper deck for breakfast; bar and lounge; Restaurant; Fitness Center; and Wi-Fi.
About Vantage Cruise Lines:
Vantage Deluxe World Travel, is an award-winning and world-renowned luxury river operator named by Travel + Leisure as “one of the best river cruises in the world” in 2018, recognized by Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Award 2018 for the sixth consecutive year as one of the world’s best river cruise lines, and voted best solo cruise for river travelers by The lonely traveler. The Vantage family of brands also includes Vantage Cruise Line and Vantage Adventures. The company owns and operates its own fleet of luxury river cruise ships that navigate the Rhine, Danube, Main, Moselle and Seine; and also charters ships in Portugal, the Mediterranean, Russia, Asia, North America, central America, and South America.
SOURCE Vantage Deluxe World Travel