You may have heard that Virgin are launching their own cruise line, Virgin Voyages.
On Saturday, their first ship, Scarlet Lady, was floated out at Fincantieri.
She’s sail her maiden voyage in April 2020 and you can book from 14th Feb 2019.
Virgin Voyages describe Scarlet Lady as….
Are you an adventurer? Want to meet new cultures, uncover legends and stories, and explore hidden inlets? Get inked? Wait, what? Yes, if you want a permanent memory of your adventures onboard a Scarlet Lady Cruise, then the uber-talented artists at Squid Ink, the Scarlet Lady’s very own onboard tattoo studio, can make sure the memories never fade.
Or are you a luxury-seeker? Always looking for that perfect Instagram moment, the best in luxury pampering, and the finest food? That’s covered too: this Virgin Voyages ship of dreams gets rid of the old image of cruising and brings it bang up to date for the modern explorer.
The Scarlet Lady has pulled out all the stops to become a floating design icon. From the VIP top deck, club lounge and sky rooms through to that unique tattoo studio, you’ll find that no detail has been overlooked. Working with London interior designer Tom Dixon, New York’s finest Roman and Williams, Concrete Amsterdam, and Softroom London, you’ll be cruising the Caribbean in a ship that’s full of theatrical spaces and nautical touches, spiced up with a sense of drama and fun. And not a beige bedspread in sight.’
As far as dining goes, there will be no buffet! But Virgin do say…
‘Virgin Voyages provides an elevated eating experience boasting over 20 food choices onboard with no buffet queues and no scheduled dining times. Whether your a party of two or a party of eight, if you want to dress up or head to dinner from the well-being pool, Virgin Voyages is throwing away the rule book for conventional cruise dining by allowing sailors to choose how they dine.
It was a no brainer for Virgin Voyages to partner with Michelin-star chef Brad Farmerie who designed signature dishes to not only taste great, but make sailors feel great. Paired with the interior design of the restaurants, its not just about creating an inspiring space, but creating an experience to reflect the intimacy of boutique hotels found in the chicest cities all under one roof.
From experimental and haute cuisine to healthy quick bite options, the onboard eateries are tailored for sailors to try new experiences that are grounded in core values of discovery, transformation, intimate connections and Vitamin Sea – the brand’s approach to well-being for people and the planet.’
What do you think? Is this for you?