VIRGIN have just announced a competition to win, we never take your details, so we are just giving you the link. Virgin’s ship is now claiming 2,750-passengers, and The Scarlet Lady, based in Miami, will be off to Havana Cuba and then sail the Caribbean. On land they will tour Old Havana, offer dancing at a salsa club, explore the architecture, and interact with locals. Details are scarce but, more on shore excursions will be announced next year and will be in line with U.S. guidelines that govern travel to the island.

You will see they are to have a small Tattoo Studio on board, because INK is all the rage and it started at sea with sailors being tattoo’d. Tattoos were believed to have the power to shield them against the dangers at sea. A pig and a rooster emblazoned on each foot were viewed as protection from drowning (pigs and roosters were frequently the only survivors of a shipwreck).

Virgin suggest some may wish to remember their voyage with a tattoo, and let’s face it, there walks away the permanent advert. Virgin have always been great at spreading the word. The first electric tattoo machine is claimed to have come from Samuel O’Reilly in the USA. His studio in New York City opened in 1875.  “an American sailor without a tattoo is like a ship without grog — not seaworthy,” he would say.

Virgin Voyages have partnered with one of NYC’s most historic tattoo brands, World Famous Tattoo Ink. The first ship, the Scarlet Lady is adult only and they will have open air Venice Beach type gyms on deck. It proves to be a new experience.

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In the mean time, Doris Visits will continue to keep you informed and up to date, with information and guides on the most popular cruise ports in the world. As Egypt and the Suez Canal welcomes guests again after recent t problems, the Arabia and ports in India are on offer, history, spices, culture and shopping in Dubai and other Free-zones. This Arabian area represents the future style of all the Doris Visits pages, it just takes time and coding… welcome to CODING WEEK as Apple have announced. They are trying to teach young kids to code in the week the UK announces they will try and get an IT teacher into every secondary school…. boat, missed …. 

Ahoy there, let’s travel …. 

Research our Arabian and Indian ports.

HAIFA, Israel LIMASSOL, Cyprus PORT SUEZ, Suez Canal ABU DHABI, UAE AQABA, Jordan ASHOD, Israel DOHA, Qatar DUBAI, UAE SARJAR, UAE RAS AL KHAIMAH, UAE KHASAB, Oman MANAMA, Bharain MUSCAT, Oman SALALAH, Oman SIR BANI YAS ISLAND, UAE MUMBAI, India MORMUGOA, India MANGALORE, India COCHIN, Kerala, India  

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