Richard Branson is here to shake up the world of cruising.
In case you missed it, Branson is entering cruising with his new Virgin Voyages venture. The company promises things will be thoroughly modern on board its ships. And now, it’s unveiling the first look at its rooms on board the Scarlet Lady, which is due to set sail in the spring of 2020.
Specifically, Virgin Voyages is unveiling a sneak peek at its RockStar Suites, which were designed by Tom Dixon’s Design Research Studio.
The suites have a totally fresh take on traditional cruising. Rather than give travelers the look and feel of a cruise, the RockStar Suites aim to make guests feel like they are on their very own chartered mega-yacht. Each of the suites comes with what Virgin Voyages calls a “retro-futurism design” and includes a soothing color palette of deep blues to echo the ocean outside guests’ windows.
The suites also come with their own VIP perks including a personal assistant “Rockstar Coordinator,” private transportation to the boat, a personal wardrobe team that will help guests unpack upon arrival, complimentary pressing service to keep guests looking fresh, nightly express swimsuit drying service, and even exclusive early access to onboard entertainment and restaurants. But, perhaps the best part of booking the room is the fact that guests also have access to Richard’s Rooftop – a secluded, members-only club for guests in the RockStar Suites.
The Scarlet Lady, which will be an adults-only ship, will feature just 78 RockStar Suites. Each suite comes complete with a sea terrace, blackout curtains, gold-plated vinyl record player (that, of course, comes with an en-suite collection of classic records), and a few more luxurious surprises.
If you’re hoping to make your voyage even more over-the-top you could try booking the Massive Suite, which is the largest of the RockStar Suites. That suite comes with a whopping 2,147 square feet of living space including an expansive sea terrace and even its own outdoor Jacuzzi. The room also has a dining table for six, a private outdoor shower, hammocks, and a catamaran net for stargazing. In total, the suite sleeps up to six guests.
But, the ship’s Fab Suite, Posh Suite, Gorgeous Suite, Brilliant Suite, Cheeky Corner Suite, Sweet Aft Suite, and Seriously Suite, which range between 357 to 900 square feet, should all be well worth your sailing time as well.
Want to get on board now? Sorry, you’ll have to wait, but you can get on the company’s list right now and (hopefully) be one of the first to set sail next year.
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