Virgin Voyages today released itinerary details and cabin designs for the company’s first ship, Scarlet Lady. Sailors will set sail in sleek uber yacht style Seabed, a completely new transformational bed that converts from full-sized bed to lounger. The Seabed allows Sailors to transform their bed to a sofa for more space during the day.
The Scarlet Lady will sail a variety of Caribbean voyages befitting of any curious traveller’s tastes. Sailors will embark on their journey aboard Scarlet Lady from Miami, where they can toast to the Magic City’s colourful evening skyline as the ship sets sail at 7 pm.
Havana After Dark – 4 and 5 night itineraries featuring an overnight stay in Havana, Cuba. Itineraries that will take Sailors on a cultural quest through Cuba, with an overnight stay in Havana that will afford Sailors ample time to explore and visit Cuba’s warm and friendly residents through people-to-people exchanges.
Mayan Sol Voyages to Costa Maya, Mexico – 5 night. Where antiquity contrasts modernism, with Mayan ruins just a stone’s throw away from the port and colourful coral reefs that lie just off-shore. Virgin Voyages has partnered with ITM Group to bring Sailors to this incredible paradise filled with rich history and excitement.
Dominican Daze Voyages to Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic – 5 night. Voyages to Puerto Plata will be an ocean lover’s dream holiday. Puerto Plata is the perfect place for Sailors to catch some waves at surf school, explore trekking through canyons or catch a cable car up the mountain to buy handicrafts in an artisan village or enjoy endless island views.
With extended hours in port with an overnight or a late-night sail away on all voyages, sailors will be have more time to explore the destinations.
The cabin layout is custom-created to accommodate the Seabed, the first-ever transformational cabin bed at sea, making sure the sea will be the headlining star of the cabins.
“We didn’t want to create the same old box of a bedroom that our Sailors would only use to lay their head down at night, we wanted to reshape the entire cabin experience,” said Dee Cooper, senior vice president of design for Virgin Voyages. “Whether it’s sleeping, socialising or stargazing they desire, our cabins will transform to match our Sailors’ whims. Stylish yet somehow still informal, these cabins change the face of modern sea travel.”
With clever cabin lighting, the mood lighting will automatically adjust to enhance the time of day based on where the ship is in the world, reflecting the blue seas and the gold to purple sunsets of the Caribbean waters.
Energy Saver Mode
The cabins will feature PIR presence sensors that automatically detect when someone has left the cabin and go into energy saver mode, where blinds will close and air conditioning will adjust to an eco-saver temperature, conserving energy to support the company’s commitment to operate one of the cleanest fleets at sea.
Virgin Voyages chose to use top quality materiality throughout the cabins, like a saddle leather chair, complete with refined stitch detail. Most standard cabins will include:
- Transitional Seabeds
- In-room entertainment with 43”+ 4K flat-screen HDTVs
- Mini bars,
- Glam areas
- Flexible wardrobes
- All cabins were engineered to optimise bathroom space featuring rain shower heads for a spa-like wash.
All terraces aboard Scarlet Lady will feature custom-designed hammocks, handwoven by artisans from Yellow Leaf a social enterprise that fosters women’s empowerment and community transformation in rural Thailand.
With several cabin categories there are 1,330 cabins aboard the Scarlet Lady and 78 RockStar Suites.
Cabin types revealed are:
- Roomy XL Sea Terrace cabins
- Sea Terrace cabins Sea View cabins
- Insider cabins
- Social Insider cabins that sleep up to four in a chalet-style bunk
- Solo Insider cabins designed and priced exclusively for the solo traveller.
On Sale 14 February 2019
The Scarlet Lady’s inaugural 2020 season will open for bookings this Valentine’s Day, February 14. On this special day, Virgin Voyages will reveal more details relating to the ship’s onboard experience as well as an additional destination to be featured on all voyages. Details about on-shore experiences offered by Virgin Voyages, or Shore Things as they refer to them, will be released in late 2019.