Virgin Voyages is officially open for business, with the company’s first ship the Scarlet Lady, now open for bookings for its inaugural season with voyages departing from April 1 through Oct. 25, 2020 now on sale.
“I’ve dreamed of starting my own cruise line since I was in my 20s, and now the launch is finally getting close,” said Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Voyages. “We have taken the time to think about every detail and craft an experience that brings the Virgin brand to life and disrupts the travel industry.”
Scarlet Lady is a boutique-style, mid-sized ship designed to reflect a yacht’s sleek luxury and will set sail from Miami for its 2020 inaugural season on four- and five-night voyages to Havana, Cuba; Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic and Costa Maya, Mexico.
Guests will be able to dine at the 20-plus eateries onboard, take part in free group fitness classes, as well as enjoy no gratuities or service charges, free WiFi and free basic beverages like soda, teas, drip coffee, as well as still and sparkling water.
“At Virgin Voyages we are going beyond just great design, to defy and redefine luxury to be rebellious luxe,” said Tom McAlpin, president and CEO for Virgin Voyages. “This new luxury is about knowing you are taken care of, that you’re never being nickel and dimed, and what you want, even some of the things you didn’t know you wanted, are already taken care of for you.”
The Scarlet Lady will feature six original shows that include a soon to be announced production by award-winning producer Randy Weiner (Queen of the Night, The Donkey Show, Sleep No More).
In conjunction with opening bookings for sale, Virgin Voyages revealed that all voyages will feature The Beach Club (pictured), a Virgin Voyages experience in Bimini, Bahamas.