Scottish Driving Holiday August/September 2021

Glenfinnan Monument and Loch Shiel

This blog post will cover the eating choices we made on our recent 10 night Scottish driving holiday. Our first stop was Glasgow (for lunch!) and over the course of the holiday we visited Loch Lomond, Oban, Isle of Mull, Iona, Fort William, Mallaig, Isle of Skye, Pitlochry, Edinburgh and Durham (our stop to break the journey home).

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MSC Virtuosa Staycation Cruise 28/05/21

Welcome to my first ever blog post!! And what a way to start, with a review of my four night cruise onboard the brand new MSC Virtuosa. The Virtuosa was originally slated to launch in September, but thanks to the pandemic (the gift that just keeps on giving!), she wasn’t able to do her first passenger sailing until the 20th May 2021. Along with numerous other cruise lines, MSC launched a summer full of UK staycation (or maybe seacation!) cruises, and the Virtuosa was the very first ship to set sail. At full capacity, the Virtuosa can hold well over 6000 passengers however for our cruise, thanks to government guidelines and the protocols that all of the cruise lines have to operate under in relation to COVID-19, it was limited to a maximum of 1000 passengers. We thought that this was an excellent time to try out a brand new ship without it being too busy.

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