Virgin Voyages continues to release enticing news about their first vessel, 2,700-guest Scarlet Lady. The ship is scheduled to launch from Miami in early 2020, and we couldn’t be more excited!
Why do we believe you’ll want to book this “adult-by-design” ship for your travel incentives and group events? You want to include unique, never-before experiences for your participants, right?
Virgin Voyages is set to revolutionize the concept of ocean cruising. In the words of the company’s founder, Sir Richard Branson: “Why break the rules when you can write your own?”
Here are 7 reasons planners will love Scarlet Lady:
1. Unique 4 & 5-night Caribbean Itineraries
Shorter cruises hit the sweet spot for meeting and incentive travel planners. Virgin delivers with 4 & 5-night voyages, longer port visits and late night departures, and exclusive Bimini Beach Club experiences included on every itinerary.
Scarlet Lady will offer 5-night Mayan Sol voyages to Costa Maya, Mexico; 5-night Riveria Maya itineraries; and 5-night voyages to Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. The “Fire and Sunset Soiree” 4-night voyages include a full day in Key West and a 10 am to midnight call at Bimini Beach Club.
2. Innovative stateroom design
With mood-matching lights, a configurable “Seabed” and in-cabin tech, guestrooms can be transformed by the touch of a button. Scarlet Lady’s staterooms feature the Seabed, the first-ever transformational cabin bed at sea. The design was intended to create more space for in-room social gatherings.
Nearly all (93 percent) of the staterooms on Scarlet Lady will feature an ocean view, with 86 percent featuring a Sea Terrace balcony.
3. Bimini Beach Club Experience
All Scarlet Lady voyages will include a super-chic private beach club experience in the Bahamas. The Beach Club at Bimini will boast white-sand, crystal-clear waters, and entertainment sure to rival the best beach clubs found in Ibiza and Saint-Tropez.
Bimini Beach Club overlooks the ocean and cascades down to the sea with an expansive lagoon-style pool and beach bar. Your group will also find hammocks, waterfront cabanas, watersports & beach games. Let the fun begin!
When the sun goes down, the Bimini Beach party heats us with dancing and a giant communal bonfire.
4. Ultimate Entertainment by Virgin
Scarlet Lady will feature a vast array of intimate and immersive entertainment choices created exclusively for Virgin Voyages. Interactive dance parties, theater performances that invite audience participation, and best-at-sea DJs will be featured.
The experiences are designed to push the boundaries of traditional entertainment at sea. (Would you expect anything less from creative visionary Richard Branson?)
The Red Room is the first transformational multi-form theater at sea. From a traditional Proscenium
Creative pop-up happenings will take place throughout the ship during each voyage. And of course, Virgin promises they’ll
5. “Vitamin Sea” Wellness Program
The ocean is the inspiration for Virgin Voyages’ innovative approach to wellness, dubbed “Vitamin Sea”. Scarlet Lady will feature plenty of outdoor and outward-looking spaces with a wide variety of complimentary group fitness classes.
A secluded sun deck will offer sunrise and sunset yoga with 360-degree views, while a running track will encircle the ship.
Redemption, the ship’s spa, was inspired by an underwater cave. It will feature a hydrotherapy pool, mud room, salt room, cold plunge pools, quartz beds and rejuvenating spa treatments.
The Athletic Club boasts an outdoor training zone with a boxing ring, basketball court, and plenty of cardio and weight-training equipment. There will also be cabanas for relaxation, and a post-workout bar.
6. More Inclusions!
More inclusions mean happier attendees. Simplified budget planning means more time for you to focus on your program.
- No restaurant cover charges. Choose from 20 eateries. These include a nostalgic steakhouse, upscale Mexican, Korean BBQ, a test kitchen, and inspired vegetarian.
- Complimentary non-alcoholic beverages include filtered still and sparkling water, non-pressed juices, and sodas.
- Unlimited free WiFi.
- All group workout classes – free of charge.
- Cruise gratuities covered.
7. Perfect for Private Ship Charter!
With a capacity of 2,270, Scarlet Lady is perfectly sized and superbly suited for a private cruise ship charter! Imagine taking over this entire ship exclusively for your group of “Sailors”!
Privacy ensured. Freedom to brand and customize guaranteed. Bragging rights earned. And you? Rockstar Planner!
Ready to give your group first dibs on bragging rights to the Virgin Voyages Experience? Contact Landry & Kling for a group or charter quote!