After months of anticipation, Virgin Voyages has finally opened bookings for its first cruise ship Scarlet Lady.
The 17-deck ship, which is now afloat at the shipyard in Genoa where it’s being built, is set to make her debut on the 1st April 2020, with an inaugural sailing from Miami to Havana , Cuba.
Prices start from approximately £800pp for a four or five-day Caribbean cruises which will include Cuba, Mexico or the Dominican Republic. (It’s worth noting the bookings are in US dollars).
She will also sail to other sun-soaked hotspots including Costa Maya in Mexico, and Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic.
You can book onto the cruises on the Virgin Voyages website , with sailings up to October 2020 currently open.
There will even be a dedicated sailing in July to celebrate Sir Richard Branson ‘s 70th birthday in style.
The ship won’t be offering the traditional cruise experience, with heaps of quirky entertainment and features on offer for passengers. (Or, as Sir Richard Branson calls them, sailors).
We’re talking over 20 dining venues that host drag-inspired brunches , lavish suites that are the stuff of rockstar dreams, sleek cabins with custom-made beds , and even an onboard tattoo parlour .
Other highlights will also include a 220 square foot area of triple netting where guests can lay out and soak up the rays, right above the ocean and the decks below, so it feels like you’re out sailing, as well as 10 cosy cabanas where you can lounge and take in the views.
Scarlet Lady will be the first of four ships in the new Virgin Voyages fleet, and is expected to be able to host over 2,700 passengers and 1,150 crew members.
The other ships are expected to set sail in 2021, 2022 and 2023.
Meanwhile, Virgin has also announced plans to open an epic new tropical themed cruise terminal at PortMiami, from which its second ship will sail during winter 2021/2022.
Virgin Voyages’ Scarlet Lady
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