VALIANT LADY – becomes Virgin Voyages 2nd ship

Now a reality, the second ship is here. Virgin Voyages second ship is seen here, out in the open for all to see.

We have a dedicated chat site to Virgin Voyages – the Doris Visits VIRGIN VOYAGES GROUP is here

Please add it to your list and invite friends.

Health and Travel Insurance and Antigen Tests are being checked. Here is your help. We list some cruise travel insurance companies used by guests and some Antigen Test bodies. We advise that you shop around and read ALL the small print, and use insurance and tests appropriate to your travel requirements and contracts that you are entering into.


Cruise Insurance from Just Travel    Over seventies Insurance from Just Travel

Cruise Insurance from StaySure   SAGA cruise insurance   TUI/Marella Cruise Insurance


Requirements change from day to day and country to country. Trust the information on Government websites.

My Health Checked – home tests PCR specific – click here for details

Zava Med – PCR and Antigen home tests – Click for information

Corona Test Centre – PCR and Antigen home tests – click

Flysurance – Antigen home tests – click for details

Official Rapid Tests – Antigen home tests – click for information

4 Medical Clinical Solutions – click here for details

Government advice country by country

PLF – Passenger Locator Form

This is a form that can be required to enter a country. The UK uses PLF, other countries have their own rules. CHECK CURRENT ADVICE HERE

Expect your cruise operator to check your insurance, and tests so carry multiple copies where possible. Carry your insurance at all times, especially on a port day. A photocopy backup of important documentation is good to have in a second place. Always have any medical card, EU Medical card or European medical card.

Expect insurance companies to ask for your medical records before they payout. It has always been a condition of booking a cruise that you have cruise valid insurance. Booking a cruise means you are entering and agreeing to a contract and the terms and demands.

The new UK EHICard and a UK Global Health Insurance Card (UK GHIC).

Press here for the link to take you to the government GLOBAL HEALTH page

Link the box uses is this –


CHAT GROUPS – ADULT ONLY – Chat is useful, but check officially

SAGA Ocean cruise chat group – over 40’s if travelling with someone over 50. Both ships SPIRIT of DISCOVER, SPIRIT of ADVENTURE