Get your sea legs in style onboard one of the Caribbean's most luxurious adults-only cruises. This voyage of discovery travels from Miami to the Caribbean, with one port of call making a dive to Florida's stunning Key West. Also hot on the agenda is a visit to the beautiful island of Bimini in the Bahamas where your day is flourished from water-sports to bonfires under the stars at The Beach Club.
The Scarlet Lady sets sail in April 2020. Want to come and join in?
Are you an adventurer? Want to meet new cultures, uncover legends and stories, and explore hidden inlets? Get inked? Wait, what? Yes, if you want a permanent memory of your adventures onboard a Scarlet Lady Cruise, then the uber-talented artists at Squid Ink, the Scarlet Lady’s very own onboard tattoo studio, can make sure the memories never fade.
Or are you a luxury-seeker? Always looking for that perfect Instagram moment, the best in luxury pampering, and the finest food? That’s covered too: this Virgin Voyages ship of dreams gets rid of the old image of cruising and brings it bang up to date for the modern explorer.
The Scarlet Lady has pulled out all the stops to become a floating design icon. From the VIP top deck, club lounge and sky rooms through to that unique tattoo studio, you’ll find that no detail has been overlooked. Working with London interior designer Tom Dixon, New York’s finest Roman and Williams, Concrete Amsterdam, and Softroom London, you’ll be cruising the Caribbean in a ship that’s full of theatrical spaces and nautical touches, spiced up with a sense of drama and fun. And not a beige bedspread in sight.
If you’re in the Caribbean, you better make absolutely sure you’re making the most of every sun-kissed second. The Dock, the ship’s exclusive outdoor lounge, is where you can find total peace and tranquillity, with just the gentle sound of the waves and the occasional chatter of dolphins as they play in the bow waves. Feeling a little more active? The Athletic Club is the spot to head to, with the world’s largest daybed (they never do anything by halves onboard the Scarlet Lady) to relax on when you need a breather from all that chilling out.
At night, the stars emerge with the glitz and glamour of The Manor nightclub. This dazzling club tips a nod to Richard Branson, charting his history in the music industry, and then celebrating that heritage by banging out some insane tunes until the small hours. If you want a break from the beat, head out on deck where you can gaze out at the ocean while a billion stars shine. This is the stuff memories are made of (oops, looks like another trip to Squid Ink, then…).
No luxury ship is complete without food, food, and more food, and the Scarlet Lady doesn’t short-change you when it comes to chowing down. There’s over 20 choices of meals whenever you’re peckish – there’s no set menus or enforced meal times here. Whether you want a healthy snack at 6am or a midnight feast, the crew will cater for you.
First up, there’s Razzle Dazzle, where you’ll discover your inner vegan. Or, try the gloriously opulent Pink Algarve, serving Mexican fusion with all the trimmings.
And wait, what’s this? Street food onboard a ship? At the Scarlet Lady’s Galley, you’ll find eight different food stalls selling everything from tacos to sushi, burgers to bento boxes and noodles. You may be cruising the Caribbean, but that doesn’t mean the rest of the world can’t join in.
Time for some snoozing, and Virgin Voyages have made sure that the cabins maintain that gloriously indulgent luxury you’ll find all over the Scarlet Lady. Tom Dixon’s had a hand here too, designing the RockStar suites with flair and individuality, but with absolutely no compromise on comfort. All of the RockStar suites are on Deck 15, just under Richard’s Rooftop (RockStar VIPs get exclusive access to the club).
Book a RockStar suite and you get a host of VIP extras including airport transfers, luggage assistance and a private walk down the terminal pathway on arrival, as well as anytime boarding and early booking for special events. If you want to feel like a real rock star, this is your chance.
There’s a concept at Virgin Voyages – Vitamin Sea. There’s nothing quite like the ocean to restore that inner wellness we all crave, so onboard you’ll get the time to re-energise with some state-of-the-art activities.
You can detox with sunrise or sunset yoga classes, or retox with a few rounds in the boxing ring. The B-Complex gym space gets your heart pumping with some serious cardio, or go for some zen time in Redemption, the Scarlet Lady’s onboard spa.
Wallow about in glorious mud pools, get your chakras aligned on a quartz bed, or zone out with a spa treatment. Be warned, though: at night this mermaid’s hideaway transforms into a killer club, where the resident DJ gets things buzzing with some serious tunes.
If you want to blast away all those preconceptions about what a cruise really is, then check out more about this voyage of discovery here. With Virgin Voyage’s partners at Virgin Holidays you can go for a complete Scarlet Lady holiday package with flights, hotel and cabin all rolled into one.
The Scarlet Lady sets sail in April 2020, are you ready to discover the ultimate voyage onboard the Scarlet Lady?