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    Virgin's Scarlet Lady Cabin Refresh

    Hi All

    Virgin Voyages' cabin refresh adds sophistication, storage | seatrade-cruise.com

    Annie

    #2
    Thanks Annie for posting this.Interesting.Must be one of the quickest refurbs ever,this ship has barely been used.
    Can't help but think passenger feedback must be a part of this.

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      #3
      Originally posted by philhar, wallasey View Post
      Thanks Annie for posting this.Interesting.Must be one of the quickest refurbs ever,this ship has barely been used.
      Can't help but think passenger feedback must be a part of this.
      That was my thinking too - so much for employing designers with little knowledge of the industry.

      Annie

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        #4
        Still doesn't appeal to me.

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          #5
          I've got a booking on Valiant Lady for march, an inside solo cabin and I'm looking forward to seeing something a bit different though I have to say storage is essential, even on a three night cruise.

          BIG SHIPS, little ships, small world

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            #6
            I have to say that this made me laugh when I saw how quickly they had to rethink the storage options in the staterooms. Did they really think that people were just going to chuck a few bikinis and pairs of shorts in a hold-all and think they were packed for a cruise? Jeez, I’ve seen people better dressed in Es Cana Ibiza for a night in the local cafe than you see on some cruises. I know Annie, you don’t do formal, to each their own.

            Take care. Helen😆

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              #7
              Originally posted by Mason, Altrincham View Post
              I have to say that this made me laugh when I saw how quickly they had to rethink the storage options in the staterooms. Did they really think that people were just going to chuck a few bikinis and pairs of shorts in a hold-all and think they were packed for a cruise? Jeez, I’ve seen people better dressed in Es Cana Ibiza for a night in the local cafe than you see on some cruises. I know Annie, you don’t do formal, to each their own.

              Take care. Helen😆
              Hi Helen

              I think formal is so Downton Abbey - Edwardian. I own neither a dress or a pair of jeans. Neither is essential for a cruise

              Annie

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                #8
                Originally posted by annie, Glasgow View Post

                Hi Helen

                I think formal is so Downton Abbey - Edwardian. I own neither a dress or a pair of jeans. Neither is essential for a cruise

                Annie
                Now, I love Downton Abbey. 🤣 I tend to live in jeans year round when I’m not in my work uniform, but I do enjoy dressing up when I get the chance. Even though I’m a bit squidgy around the middle these days, I still scrub up reasonably well. Cruises and trips to the theatre are among the few chances I get to dress up a bit, so I do it when I can. Just need to find more comfortable dressy shoes these days as the feet do tend to complain a bit more these days. 🤣

                Take care. Helen💃

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Mason, Altrincham View Post

                  Now, I love Downton Abbey. 🤣 I tend to live in jeans year round when I’m not in my work uniform, but I do enjoy dressing up when I get the chance. Even though I’m a bit squidgy around the middle these days, I still scrub up reasonably well. Cruises and trips to the theatre are among the few chances I get to dress up a bit, so I do it when I can. Just need to find more comfortable dressy shoes these days as the feet do tend to complain a bit more these days. 🤣

                  Take care. Helen💃
                  Dress up for the theatre?? Overhead remark at a Londn theatre in 1997?? - the only people who dress for the theatre nowadays are the tourists

                  WhenI visited the Met Opera in NYC, many were dressed in jeans. Smart casual was over dressed.

                  My mother could never get me out of dungarees in my pre-school days, much more practical for playing in quarries etc.

                  I hated wearing a dress as a child - some things never change

                  Annie







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                    #10
                    Originally posted by annie, Glasgow View Post

                    Dress up for the theatre?? Overhead remark at a Londn theatre in 1997?? - the only people who dress for the theatre nowadays are the tourists

                    WhenI visited the Met Opera in NYC, many were dressed in jeans. Smart casual was over dressed.

                    My mother could never get me out of dungarees in my pre-school days, much more practical for playing in quarries etc.

                    I hated wearing a dress as a child - some things never change

                    Annie






                    I’m not saying I wear a dress for the theatre, but I certainly won’t wear jeans to the theatre.

                    Take care. Helen

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by philhar, wallasey View Post
                      Thanks Annie for posting this.Interesting.Must be one of the quickest refurbs ever,this ship has barely been used.
                      Can't help but think passenger feedback must be a part of this.
                      These ships were only entered service in 2020 and 2021 and have hardly been well worn since. Therefore, this news must be an admission of poor original cabin design. For example, being ‘trendy’ and having little draw or cupboard space, only pleases interior designers, not real paying passenger!

                      Richard’s ships may well end up just like everyone else’s cruise ships, given time.
                      See my cruise blog: HERE

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Malcolm, Essex View Post

                        These ships were only entered service in 2020 and 2021 and have hardly been well worn since. Therefore, this news must be an admission of poor original cabin design. For example, being ‘trendy’ and having little draw or cupboard space, only pleases interior designers, not real paying passenger!

                        Richard’s ships may well end up just like everyone else’s cruise ships, given time.
                        Just asking is the lack of storage space not a trend in more modern hotels?? Stayed in a hotel last year with one shelf in the room for storage and I was staying for approx 1 week. My suitcase was my substitute drawer space. Great bathroom though.

                        Annie


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                          #13
                          I would always dress for the theatre, and wouldn't dream of going 'out' of an evening in jeans - but it's good we can have the choice.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by annie, Glasgow View Post

                            That was my thinking too - so much for employing designers with little knowledge of the industry.

                            Annie
                            Or how people live their daily lives. A particular gripe of mine are the seats on modern cruise ships. Perhaps look good initially but after 10 minutes you become uncomfortable and start fidgeting. Seat designers should be forced to sit in their latest creation for a minimum of an hour before it is put into production.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by JohnR, Chippenham View Post

                              Or how people live their daily lives. A particular gripe of mine are the seats on modern cruise ships. Perhaps look good initially but after 10 minutes you become uncomfortable and start fidgeting. Seat designers should be forced to sit in their latest creation for a minimum of an hour before it is put into production.
                              The classic design fail for a cruise ship was Princess bathrooms.

                              Even with a cabin mockup and every one and their dog checking including top executives they got the toilet roll holder in the wrong place.

                              The other big one recently was the central stairs on Britannia and a couple of Princess ships that got designed crew areas for cabin decks(they were there for public space decks)

                              They bowed to pax pressure to spend a few million putting in carpet art and paint.

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