Virgin Voyages “Scarlet Lady”

Virgin Voyages has unveiled the long-awaited name of its first ‘Lady Ship’ today – “Scarlet Lady” – at its shipyard in Genoa, Italy.

Founder Sir Richard Branson and president and CEO Tom McAlpin revealed further details about the cruise line’s debut ship, including a ban on single-use plastics on board and the plans for its wellbeing programme, “Vitamin Sea”.

Virgin Voyages describes its Vitamin Sea wellbeing programme for passengers as being inspired by the oceans and their importance in health and well-being for the planet and our daily lives.


Looks like hard work! (Courtesy Virgin)

Also on board will be The Runway running track, The B Complex with rooms for spin, yoga and cardio and The Athletic Club, which includes a boxing ring and gym equipment modelled on what you’d find in 1920s New York sports clubs.

Passengers will have ample opportunity for pampering in the ship’s Spa, Redemption, and in the blow dry bar, barber shop, male pedicure spa and mani-pedi spa.

virgin-voyages-scarlet-lady(Text/Image Virgin Voyages)

Malcolm says: The Virgin Voyages fleet will comprise three 110,000 ton, 2,750 passenger ships (lower berths). So they are pretty big, but not enormous, when compared to the P&O’s Iona, RCI, NCL and MSC ships.

The first one, which will debut in 2020, will sail seven-night Caribbean itineraries out of Miami. Deployment for the second and third, which will sail starting in 2021 and 2022, is not yet known.

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3 Responses to “Virgin Voyages “Scarlet Lady””

  1. Jo Walker Says:

    Some in the USA are quite excited, because you have to be 18+ to sail, and they don’t have adult only ships sailing out of the States…Maybe that’s what’s special?

  2. Malcolm Oliver Says:

    Yes Jo, it is probably a design like another ship, maybe a smaller version of MSC seaside. Virgin talk about their cruise product as if it will be unique, but personally I doubt it.

  3. Jo Walker Says:

    How very…er… much the same as other ships…

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