KATHLEEN PAQUETTE

Stilo Travel

BaconMedic Birthday Extravaganza

Mar 3, 2022 to Mar 9, 2022
Virgin Voyages Scarlet Lady to Puerto Plata DR and Bimini Beach Club, Bahamas
 

Welcome to BaconMedic Birthday Extravaganza 

 
 
For 52 straight years, renowned adventurer and food blogger, the BaconMedic, searched for the ideal venue to celebrate the anniversary of his entrance into the world. Finally, Sir Richard Branson solved his problem: The Scarlet Lady! Join him March 4-9, 2022 (with optional Hotel Stay in Miami on March 3) as he hits the high seas on the coolest ship on waves as he travels to the Dominican Republic and Sir Richard's private Bimini Beach Club! This is a birthday party you dont want to miss!
 
Join us for 5 nights onboard the brand new Virgin Voyages Scarlet Lady as we sail to the snow-white shores of the Dominican Republic from 9am to 6pm, for plenty of time to lay by the beach and explore the city streets. Add a full day and night (9am to 10pm) spent at the exclusive Beach Club in Bimini, Bahamas, complete with a bonfire party under the stars.  Join us for a group excursion in Puerto Plata or feel free to explore on your own (pre-arranged "Shore Things" are available), as well as a celebratory party by the pool in Bimini!!
 
As this sailing is now less than 120 days away, you are able to hold your cabin for 24 hours without deposit, then the entire amount is due.  There may be financing options available through Afterpay for those who qualify.  If you have any questions please email Kathleen at Kathleen@stilotravel.com or call 6033052774.
 
 

 

What's included in this trip

March 4-9 onboard Virgin Voyages Scarlet Lady in a cabin type of your choice 
All Food Included
From refined dining to relaxed casual, any and all of our 20+ eateries are yours to enjoy
WiFi Included
Virgin Voyages believes that wifi is a basic human right, therefore basic WiFi is included
Tips Included
We've taken care (of taking care) of your servers, so we cover the gratuities for your onboard experiences 
Group Fitness
Yoga, meditation, cycling, HIIT classes, and more — all your group fitness classes are covered
Basic Bevies
Stay hydrated with still and sparkling water, non-pressed juices, sodas, teas and even drip coffee
Adult by Design
Thats right NO KIDS!  Although your inner child is encouraged to come along
 
 

 

What's not included:

  1. Transportation 
  2. Pre Cruise Hotel in Miami
  3. Alcoholic beverages and specialized coffee and Juice (A "Bar Tab" can be purchased in advance)
  4. Excursions (Shore Things) at your ports of call 
  5. Optional Trip Protection
 

Itinerary:

 
  • Day 1 Optional (Miami):  Arrive at your Miami Hotel a day in advance (recommended during winter).  We will be reserving a block of rooms at a Miami Hotel.
  • Day 2 (Miami): You will be given a boarding time beginning at 2pm in which you will board the ship at the Port of Miami.  Ship departs at 7 after a sail away party on deck!
  • Day 3 (Sailing): Explore everything this cool ship has to offer.  Hit the spa, party at the pool,  hit the gym,  join a yoga, barre, or HITT class.  You can also play at the free retro arcade, discover a quiet nook for a read, or even attend high tea!  A day at sea on Virgin Voyages is anything but boring!
  • Day 4 (Puerto Plata): Explore the city
  • Day 5 (Sailing):  A day on the ship for all of those things you didn't get to yet!  Maybe visit the tatoo parlor for a serious souvinier!  
  •  Day 6 (Beach Club at Bimini):  Get your beach on, hang by the two pools, do a bit of yoga or schedule an off site Shore Thing!
  • Day 7 (Miami):  A sad day indeed.  Arrive at the pier at 6:30 am.
 
 
 
More about the ports: 
 
 
Bimini:
It isn’t just the impossibly neon turquoise water, or the seemingly unperturbed beaches that coyly dance with the waves that make Bimini so enticing. Sitting on the westernmost part of the Bahamian Islands, Bimini is the far less-visited port home to a decidedly more intimate and visceral heartbeat.
 
Beyond the quiet beach moments or the adrenaline-inducing shark dives, the three islands that unite to make Bimini are drenched in rich cultural history — where the conch is so fresh you taste the path from which you came, natural watering holes are rumored to have the power to heal, and nights end next to bonfires under star-kissed skies.
 
Rent a cabana for the day by the pool or the beach, take a cultural tour or sunset cruise, dive or snorkel a shipwreck, swim with wild dolfins in their natural habitat, rent a kayak, get up close and personal with stingrays or even SHARKS.  
 
 
 
Puerto Plata: 
 
Tucked between the Cordillera Mountains and the Atlantic coast, this charming Dominican port embodies geographical duality at its best.  With its silver fog covering the mountain tops and shining coastline by the sea, Puerto Plata earned its name as the Port of Silver. Its lush mountains and rushing waterfalls dare adventurers to explore more, while its sandy beaches and colorful cityscape lure in sightseers to slow down.  Soar up to the top of the Pico Isabel de Torres to get a bird's eye view of Puerto Plata or stroll by the Malecón at sea level. The technicolor Victorian facades, colonial homes and the 16th-century Fortaleza San Felipe will turn any regular Joe (or Joanna) into an architecture aficionado. On top of the sights, the Dominican Republic’s rum, cigars and cuisine keep you coming back for more (and a second serving). But, settling on a day lying on the beach is perfectly ok, too.  Optional Shore things include exploring an eco-park 300 meters above sea level via cable car, traverse across dirt roads on a 2 seater buggy to find the Waterfalls of Damajagua, work with a womens co-op to recycle paper, attend a rum tasting or relax on a kayak and horseback adventure.  The port town that was once plagued by pirates now shines as a destination with rhythm, color and soul. Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie or beach bum, Puerto Plata has something in store for you — even if you prefer to look at bugs trapped in ancient amber (yes, seriously, visit the Amber Museum). The flavors of Dominican coffee, rum and mamajuana — the D.R.’s sweet rum and wine concoction will linger on your taste buds until you return to the lush mountain tops and snow-like powdered beaches to experience it all over again.
 
Of course, this IS the BaconMedic Birthday Extraviganza so you will also have the option to attend a group (food oriented) tour of his choice.  
 
 
 
 

Covid policy:  

100% vaccinated voyages

All Sailors and Crew are required to be fully vaccinated on all our sailings.

Free testing at the terminal

All Sailors and Crew who come aboard our lady ships will be antigen tested at the terminal.
 
Masks are not required on board
While masks are not mandatory on the ship, we follow local government guidelines in each port we dock.
 
Experience it all
Dining. Entertainment. Spa treatments. Shore Things. We've made it safe, so you can do everything.
 
**Please note that as the circumstances around us change, our policies are subject to change as well.
 
United States passport required for all Virgin Voyages sailings
 

Cancellation policy:

Virgin Voyages offers the most fair and flexible booking policies in the industry.  For a limited time, bookings made on or before  December 8, 2021, for sailings through May 2, 2022, are able to take advantage of our flexible booking policy — which allows for cancellations up to 15 days before the voyage date to receive 100% Future Voyage Credit.  - You have the most flexibility outside of 120 days prior to your voyage. If you're booking at this time, you have a 7-day grace period to request a full refund on your deposit and any other payments made. Refunds will be issued to your original form of payment.

- After the grace period (but still before the 120-day mark), you can receive a full refund on any payments, not including your deposit. For your deposit, you can request a Future Voyage Credit at this time.

- Between 119 and 45 days, any funds paid will be converted to Future Voyage Credit, good to use on any voyage 1 year from the original voyage start date. Sweet deal, huh?

- Within 44 days of your voyage, all funds paid are final. But you do have the option to send a mate in your place up to 48 hours before your voyage, if you really can't sail.

Available Packages

Rockstar Quarters Seriously Suite
Unavailable as of February 15, 2022

$1,701.00
Deposit: $1,701.00

Suite dreams are made of this

Full stocked, full-size bar. ✔. Peek-a-Boo shower. ✔. Record player ready to spin your favorite tunes. ✔. If you're serious about luxury and/or self care, this suite has your name on it. Well not technically, but hey, we're down to try to make anything happen. ✔✔

Max 2 sailors

352 sq ft

Pricing  is per person based on double occupancy (2 people in a room).  Please contact us for a single occupant in a room. 

 

 

 

XL Sea Terrace (Balcony)
Unavailable as of February 15, 2022

$1,301.00
Deposit: $1,301.00

Designed to give you sweeping views of the horizon, our high-tech mood lighting can (and will) intuitively match the light from the oncoming sunset as you glide along the open ocean. With a larger living area and bathroom — which houses our Roomier Rainshower — your biggest decision will be whether you gaze at the sea or gaze at yourself in the bathroom mirror. Do you - we won’t judge.

Max 3 sailors

265 sq ft

Pricing  is per person based on double occupancy (2 people in a room).  Please contact us for a single occupant in a room.

 

 

Central Sea Terrace (Balcony)
Unavailable as of February 15, 2022

$1,241.00
Deposit: $1,241.00

Designed to take in sweeping views of the horizon whether you've just walked in or you're relaxing on the terrace hammock (that almost all of our Sea Terraces offer). Located centrally on the ship, it's a great spot for those who like to be near the action. You know, if being centered (geographically, but if you like yoga there's a terrace for that) is your kind of thing. Nama(stay)... here at the center of the ship.

Max 3 sailors

225 sq ft

Pricing  is per person based on double occupancy (2 people in a room).  Please contact us for a single occupant in a room. Final payment is due at the time of booking as this sailing is less than 120 days.  

 

The Sea Terrace (balcony)
Unavailable as of February 15, 2022

$1,201.00
Deposit: $1,201.00

Designed to give you sweeping views of the horizon from the front and back zones of the ship, our high-tech mood lighting can (and will) intuitively match the light from the oncoming sunset as you glide along the open ocean. There's plenty of room for sun salutations on the terrace, or downward facing dogs in the bedroom. Or vice versa. We'll leave that up to you.
 
Pricing  is per person based on double occupancy (2 people in a room).  Please contact us for a single occupant in a room.  Final payment is due at the time of booking as this sailing is less than 120 days.  
 
Max 4 sailors
225 sq ft
 

Seaview (porthole window)
Unavailable as of February 15, 2022

$1,061.00
Deposit: $1,061.00

The closest you can get to the ocean without getting wet (save that for the pool party). This cabin is ideal for a duo (or triple) who like to watch the waves perched from a window seat like the stars of your own award-winning indie flick.

 

Pricing  is per person based on double occupancy (2 people in a room).  Please contact us for a single occupant in a room.   Final payment is due at the time of booking as this sailing is less than 120 days.  

Max 3 sailors

190 sq ft

 

The Insider
Unavailable as of February 15, 2022

$961.00
Deposit: $961.00

This cocoon-like cabin is the one for you if you're a fan of late nights and sleeping in until after lunch. It's super cozy and ideal for a couple.

Pricing  is per person based on double occupancy (2 people in a room).  Please contact us for a single occupant in a room.  Final payment is due at the time of booking as this sailing is less than 120 days.  

Max 3 sailors

177 sq ft

 

 

Solo Sea View
Unavailable as of February 15, 2022

$1,341.00
Deposit: $1,341.00

 

 

This cabin for single cruisers has views on views minus the messy hair. Sailors will enjoy all the amenities of cabin life while watching the waves from a personal hideaway. It's the closest Sailors can get to the ocean without getting wet (save that for the pool party).

Max 1 sailor 

 

Room based on single occupancy (1 person in a room). Final payment due at time of booking as this sailing is less than 120 away. 

 

 

Solo Insider
Unavailable as of February 15, 2022

$1,141.00
Deposit: $1,141.00

Created with the solo budget traveler in mind, this cabin is only 105 square feet.  Limited on floor space but packed with technology and amenities of a larger cabin.  
 
Max 1 sailor 
 

Room based on single occupancy (1 person in a room). Final payment due at time of booking as this sailing is less than 120 days away. 

 

 

Extra Options

The Bar Tab
Unavailable as of March 1, 2022

$300.00
Deposit: $300.00

Purchase a $300 prepaid bar tab and we’ll top you off with an extra $50 to spend at any bar onboard or at The Beach Club at Bimini. Cheers!