Virgin Voyages’ Scarlet Lady Cruises

Make plans with us now to meet and experience the Scarlet Lady, a mid-sized boutique ship that will sail from Miami to the Caribbean in 2020 hosting more than 2,770 sailors-(Guests) and 1,160 amazing crew from around the world. The Scarlet Lady will be Adult-by-Design, a sanctuary at sea for the 18+ traveler. A dose of “Vitamin Sea” will be naturally intertwined across the entire ship, with well-being activated through a mix of high-energy moments coupled with relaxation and rejuvenation.

Virgin Voyages, the new lifestyle brand set to disrupt the cruise industry and owned by Sir Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group, recently released itinerary details and cabin designs for the company’s first ship, Scarlet Lady. With four and five night voyages to the Caribbean, “Sailors” will set sail in sleek über yacht style with Virgin Voyages’ patent pending cabin design featuring the Seabed, a completely new transformational bed that converts from full-sized bed to lounger. The Seabed allows Sailors the unique opportunity to transform their cabin from a quiet hideaway to relax to a place to revel among friends.

With several cabin categories there are 1,330 cabins aboard the Scarlet Lady and 78
Rock Star Suites. Every “Sailor” wishing to voyage aboard the Scarlet Lady can find their special hideaway with roomy XL Sea Terrace cabins, Sea Terrace cabins, Sea View cabins, Insider cabins, Social Insider cabins that sleep up to four in a chalet-style bunk and Solo Insider cabins designed and priced exclusively for the solo traveler.  All terraces aboard Scarlet Lady will feature custom-designed hammocks, hand-woven by artisans from Yellow Leaf a social enterprise that fosters women’s empowerment and community transformation in rural Thailand.

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“Sailors” aka Cruise Guests will embark on their journey aboard Scarlet Lady from Miami, where they can toast to the Magic City‟s colorful evening skyline as the ship sets sail at 7 pm.
“Our research with Sailors unearthed their desire to go to places that allow for a variety of experiences,” said Diana Block Garcia, vice president of itinerary and destination development for Virgin Voyages. “We set out on an adventure to find overnight destinations that have a combination of opportunities for high energy exploration and places for relaxation, as the perfect complement to our Virgin Voyages experience. We have composed itineraries that have a sense of palpable culture, history and above all induce that carefree feeling that you only get
while on holiday.”

The Scarlet Lady will offer four and five-night Havana After Dark itineraries that will take “Sailors” on a cultural quest through Cuba, with an overnight stay in Havana that will afford “Sailors” ample time to explore and visit Cuba’s warm and friendly residents through people-to-people exchanges.

Virgin Voyages’ Mayan Sol itinerary will be a five-night voyage to Costa Maya,
Mexico where antiquity contrasts modernism, with Mayan ruins just a stone‟s throw away from the port and colorful coral reefs that lie just off-shore. Virgin Voyages has partnered with ITM Group to bring “Sailors” to this incredible paradise filled with rich history and excitement.

Sea lovers will revel in the Scarlet Lady’s Dominican Daze voyage, where she will
journey to Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic on a five-night sailing. Voyages to Puerto Plata will be an ocean lover‟s dream holiday. Puerto Plata is the perfect place for “Sailors” to catch some waves at surf school, explore trekking through canyons or catch a cable car up the mountain to buy handicrafts in an artisan village or enjoy endless island views.


The Scarlet Lady‟s inaugural 2020 season opened for bookings on Valentine’s Day,
February 14, 2019. You can find and book your “Adults-only” 2020 Cruise Vacation experience with Virgin Voyages now on our website and/or contact us directly for reservations assistance.

Tina Little-Coltrane: Agency Owner/Travel Coordinator at TLC Travels’ Tours & Cruises! Also, Independent Vacation Specialist at Cruises Inc.



The Tumi gift with purchase offer is only applicable on new individual bookings made between 2/14/19 – 2/21/19 on 2020 Virgin Voyages sailings. Tumi carry-on gift is only applicable to bookings with the total cost of $4000 or greater. Tumi passport case is only applicalble to bookings with the total cost of $1500-$3999. Only one (1) Tumi gift is redeemable per stateroom and will be delivered after final cruise payment is made.

Call Tina at 336-438-0034 for more information and cruise reservations assistance today!!



Be sure to watch this Virgin Voyages Ship Tour of the Scarlet Lady courtesy of Cruise Radio!


Norwegian Cruise Line’s Caribbean Takeover!

NCL_Bliss Cruise Ship

Norwegian Cruise Line is excited for their newest ship, Norwegian Bliss, to trade cruising Alaska from Seattle for sailing The Caribbean from Miami starting this fall. Now TLC Travels’ Tours & Cruises clients can bounce from pristine beaches to the hit Broadway show Jersey Boys, zoom around a thrilling race track at sea and savor more dining options than days of their cruise. Experience a new side of the Eastern Caribbean on Norwegian Bliss.


NCL’s most awarded ship, Norwegian Epic, is returning stateside form Barcelona to Port Canaveral to show their cruising guests the best of the Caribbean this winter season. From award-winning shows and delicious cuisine to activities all ages will love, paradise begins the moment cruisers step on board.

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Spending her summer months cruising Alaska from Seattle and her winter and spring months island hopping the tropics from Tampa, Norwegian Pearl has one incredible line up! Whether marveling at the Panama Canal or uncovering the best of The Caribbean, this winter you can discover their slice of paradise while enjoying a wide range of delicious dining options and amazing entertainment on board.


Starting this November, you can cruise from The Big Easy to livin’ easy in The Caribbean when Norwegian Breakaway begins sailing from New Orleans. Relocating from Europe to the warmth of the tropics, Norwegian Breakaway will give a new meaning to the term “winter chill.” But,…. before that happens, consider this fantastic cruise journey (below) to check off your bucket list …..


Explore New York City before your Norwegian Breakaway #Cruise. Experience New Orleans after your NCL Breakaway Cruise. AND, Enjoy a fantastic Caribbean Cruise Vacation in between while sailing on NCL Breakaway with scheduled port stops on Puerto Rico, St. Maarten, St. Lucia, Jamaica, Aruba, Curacao, Cozumel and Grand Cayman Islands! Cabins are still available on this 15-Day NCL sailing departing on October 27, 2018!!

Contact us for more information and reservations assistance for any of Norwegian Cruise Line’s travel offers. TLC Travels’ Tours & Cruises!



Princess Cruises’ “Time-Away” Sale Begins May 8th!

We all need a break from our routine every now and then. Well, Princess Cruises is offering you a chance to take time away and save big while doing so! Plan to Travel to sun in the Caribbean, Mexico and other warm destinations, or explore Asia, South America or Australia & New Zealand. We have Princess Cruises’ “Time Away Sale” available for booking beginning May 8th which includes select Fall 2018 – Spring 2019 sailings to the Americas, the Caribbean, Asia and more!


Wherever you go on a Princess Cruise, you are sure to come back new! Book the Time Away Sale at TLC Travels’ Tours & Cruises from May 8th thru July 5, 2018 and save up to 38% on your next trip of a lifetime!!


Find the Princess Cruise journey that will surely feed your Mind, Body and Soul here then contact us for reservations assistance and more information.

TLC Travels’ Tours & Cruises!





Vacation Express Announces New Non-Stop Flights for 2018!

New and exclusive prime weekend and weekday non-stop charter flights are now available for travelers booking 2018 vacation packages offered by Vacation Express to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

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These new flights are an expansion of Vacation Express’ exclusive non-stop flights offered from Charlotte-NC, Atlanta-GA and New Orleans-LA.  Vacation Express’ affordable, All-Inclusive packages include; Air, Hotels, Taxes and Local Representation at some of the most popular beach destinations throughout the Caribbean such as Jamaica, Mexico (Cancun, Riviera Maya), and the Bahamas.

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Vacation Express’ budget friendly Charter flights offer amenities while flying to Punta Cana, Jamaica, Cancun and the Riviera Maya and are operated on a “seasonal and specific days” scheduled basis.  Contact us for more information including, planning and booking assistance at TLC Travels’ Tours & Cruises!

Read more about “New Non-Stop Flights to Punta Cana” here!

Non-stop from your hometown

Contact us for more information including, planning and booking your Vacation Express getaway at TLC Travels’ Tours & Cruises!


Destination Vow Renewal: Plan2Travel

Receive Karisma Hotels Sky Rooftop Vow Renewal package in ‪#‎Mexico‬ complimentary when you book a 3-bedroom sky suite for 3 nights and 2 additional rooms, or a 2-bedroom sky suite and 3 rooms for an intimate celebration on your own private rooftop!

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Whether it be a #DestinationWedding, Vow Renewal or Anniversary celebration, we have “been there, done that” 2-Bedroom Sky-Suite at Azul Fives “sweet” stay thing and Karisma Hotels definitely has something for your travel family/friends to consider for your next group gathering!

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Contact us for more info! TLC Travels’ Tours & Cruises ~ ~


Experience a Brides Dress Rehearsal Event Before Your Destination Wedding by Karisma Resorts!

So you just got engaged! Well congratulations Wedding couples! I do suggest, if you have not done so already, for you to consider a Destination Wedding for your big day and now is the perfect time to get your planning underway.  Karisma Hotels and Spa Resorts hosts a Brides Dress Rehearsal event annually on specific dates and have recently announced the 2015 event schedule!

Karisma Resorts' Brides Dress Rehearsal Event

Karisma Resorts’ Brides Dress Rehearsal Event

I had the opportunity to spend some time with Karisma’s Management and Sales team members in Mexico last May during one of their Wedding University trainings held for Travel Professionals.  This trip included site and suite inspections at all of their El Dorado, Azul and Generations properties in and around the Riviera Maya area.  Food and wine pairings, a tour of their infamous Green Globe Certified Greenhouse as well as hands on training to experience the Gourmet Inclusive concept and how it’s incorporated into the Destination Wedding packages offered by Karisma.  One of the most interesting parts of this trip for me was having the opportunity to see what a potential Bride and Groom would receive when booking one of Karisma Hotels’ exclusive Memorable Moments Signature Wedding packages as well as the additional pre-wedding trip event, the “Brides Dress Rehearsal”.

Karisma Resorts' Gourmet Inclusive Wedding University Training in Mexico.

Karisma Resorts’ Gourmet Inclusive Wedding University Training in Mexico.

Every year, Karisma schedules specific dates for Wedding Couples to visit their properties prior to the wedding date.  During these 3-night visits, 2 people from the Wedding group (could be the Bride and Groom or her Mom) have the opportunity to sample food and wine, select their venue from choices of a Sky-(Rooftop), Beach, Chapel or Garden Gazebo Ceremony, select reception/dining decorations and meet with photographers as well as the entire Wedding planning team.

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Karisma’s Brides Dress Rehearsal 2015 Dates with a starting price of $399 for two people staying 3-nights:

Space is limited so I would highly recommend waiting to book any airline flights until your Resort accommodation dates have been confirmed by Karisma.  The Karisma Hotels family includes 4 El Dorado Spa Resorts which are Adults only properties, Azul Hotels and Generations Resorts. If you have not yet thought about a Destination Wedding, then you really should! From their Gourmet “All-Inclusive” concept to the numerous venue options to choose from, Karisma Weddings has something for every engaged couple to enjoy. Destination Weddings continue to grow in popularity each year so consider celebrating this special event in your life at one of nine luxury resorts in beautiful Mexico or at the Azul Sensatori Resort in Jamaica surrounded by some of your closest family and friends in the fabulous Caribbean.  Various Wedding packages as well as “Special Offers” are available to fit just about any wedding budget.

I have been privileged to attend a few on site trainings over the past almost 30 years and I must say that Karisma Hotels and Resorts is one of my all time favorite Travel Partner hosts.  Thank you to all of the Karisma team members for your hospitality and generosity while educating by indulging us in your Gourmet Inclusive “wonderfulness”!  TLC Travels’ Tours and Cruises gives Karisma Hotels and Spa Resorts our official “Gold Star” stamp of approval as one of THE destinations to recommend!  With a property suitable for every type of traveler, Adults only, Solo and families, makes their Exclusive Wedding Collection, “Memorable Moments”, an experience that every Wedding couple in 2015 should review for serious consideration.

To see more pics from our travels to Mexico, visit our Facebook Albums page.

Contact us for more Memorable Moments Destination Wedding by Karisma information. Tina Little-Coltrane: Group Travel Coordinator at TLC Travels’ Tours and Cruises!