Grab your glad rags, throw on your dancing shoes and be prepared to be amazed by some of the best cruise ship entertainment on the high seas. Virgin Voyages are going back to their musical roots with on board entertainment that’ll have you boogying until the sun comes up. Choose from a line-up of brand new, original shows and gigs developed by some of the best entertainers in the business. Like everything else on the Scarlet Lady, cruise entertainment doesn’t get much better than this.
Start things off with a visit to the exclusive Beach Club at Bimini in the Bahamas, then just keep levelling up with an on-board party at the Manor, the Scarlet Lady’s exclusive nightclub. Bag some front-row seats in the Red Room and be prepared to laugh your socks off or just stare slack-jawed in amazement at 21st-century magic and mayhem. The festival vibe keeps the curious entertained, and the cravers coming back for more. After a glorious meal and the best cocktails, it’s time to dance until dawn as the Scarlet Lady steams her way to your next port of call.
Forget Ibiza or Saint-Tropez. SO last year. The hottest party spot has now upped sticks and relocated to the balmy climes of Bimini. This Bahamian treat offers up tranquillity by day and high energy entertainment by night.
Powder-soft, white sandy beaches are lapped by crystal clear waters for the ultimate beach club experience. Your holiday, your rules. Sit back and enjoy the sunshine, laze in the infinity pool, and detox, before dialling the entertainment up to 11 as the sun goes down.
Mornings at the Beach Club start with meditation and contemplation, with a beach yoga session that’ll re-align those Chakras and balance your mind, body and spirit. Do what you want, when you want to during the day, and then get ready for the energy levels to start climbing once the sun goes down. Enjoy DJ-led pool parties before winding down with a beach bonfire under the stars. Someone always manages to find a guitar to put the finishing touch on that perfect end to a perfect night, and as the sun slowly starts to come up you’ll be convinced you’ve found your very own slice of Caribbean heaven.
Music always has been and always will be at the very heart of the Virgin brand. So it’s no surprise that when they hire a DJ, they hire the best in the world. The resident DJ at the Beach Club for the 2020 season will be Mark Ronson, multi-Grammy award winner and one of the most influential people in the music industry. He’ll be hitting the tables in 2020 with four exclusive performances, making the Beach Club quite literally the hottest venue on the planet.
If you’re staying in one of the Scarlet Lady’s RockStar Suites, things have just got even more rock-n-roll when it comes to your cruise entertainment. You’ve got your very own exclusive slice of paradise with a dedicated bar, complimentary food service, an outdoor terrace lounge complete with sun loungers, and beach cabanas for a spot of solitude. Try the mango salad or Bahamian rum cake, before strolling through the forest or heading to the beach for that ultimate Caribbean sunset.
The island’s just seven miles long, so if you’re so inclined you could probably jog around it in a couple of hours. However, that’s far too energetic for a relaxing holiday, right? Dig your toes in the soft sand, top up your rum cocktail from any one of the six bar areas, and sink slowly (and carefully) into a hammock suspended between two coconut trees. Seriously. Does it get any better than this?
If you do fancy getting active then you can snorkel, scuba dive, or try any one of the water sports on offer. No matter what you want to do, you’ve got plenty of opportunities to make this stop-over in beautiful Bimini one to remember.
Cruise ship entertainment just went up a level with the first transformational, multi-form theatre at sea. A what now? Well, think of the four best venues you’ve ever been to and then roll them up into one on board entertainment space that can be transformed from one day to the next. Small and intimate individual spaces one night, a huge club with an insane light show the next, the Red Room changes like a chameleon to suit the evening’s entertainment.
Don’t just expect the usual suspects when it comes to cruise ship entertainment, either. Virgin Voyages have pushed the boat out and moved away from the ‘entertainer vs audience’ set up. Expect to be entertained, for sure. But also expect to join in, become fully immersed with the experience, and even asked to play your own small part in proceedings. Virgin Voyages’ entertainment Creative Collective includes Jenny Gersten, Randy Weiner, Sam Pinkleton, Ani Taj, PigPen Theatre Co, The 7 Fingers, Roslyn Hart and Alfredo Guenzani and the Spark Cooperative. Entertainment includes everything from modern interpretations of classic stories, to interactive dance parties where you throw your own shapes.
Named after Richard Branson’s first recording studio, this two-storey, three-bar super-space is an insane mash-up of classic ballroom and a ‘70s punk vibe. It’s not what you expect, but goodness, it works! This must-see venue represents everything that’s truly amazing when it comes to Scarlet Lady entertainment. Infused with Virgin’s own musical DNA, it’s mad, bad, and the wildest night you’ll ever experience on the high seas.
Virgin Voyages entertainment takes its inspiration from the ethos of not just identifying trends, but setting them, not just spotting new talent, but nurturing it. It’s all about discovering what you love, and making it a part of your life every… single… day. Live, love, dance, rinse and repeat with on board entertainment on the Scarlet Lady.
Party from dusk ‘til dawn and then back again with world-class DJs, cruise entertainment that’ll leave you breathless, and live performances.
Play all day, party all night. The Scarlet Lady is a 24/7 playground of excess and access where the sky’s the limit.
You won't find plastic straws in your cocktails. On the Scarlet Lady, single-use plastics are banned. Who needs a straw anyway! So overrated.