Designed to make an epic change in the cruise industry Scarlet Lady is the inaugural ship of Virgin Voyages. Developing a new concept of cruising Sir Richard Branson main purpose was to move away from the traditional cruise brands in preference of providing a boutique hotel style experience and create an adult-only retreat.
Unlike traditional cruise ships, Scarlet Lady doesn’t have a main dining room, no set seating’s, and no buffet. However, the ship doesn’t short-change guests when it comes to food. There are over 20 dining venues with no set menus or enforced meal times. Passengers or the Sailors as they are called on board, will also have a choice of healthy snack at 6 am or a midnight feast, just ask the crew and they will cater to you.
Some of the dining venues onboard are Razzle Dazzle Restaurant serving a selection of vegetarian and vegan fare dishes, upscale Mexican restaurant Pink Agave, Korean BBQ restaurant Geonbae, and Test Kitchen designed to encourage guests to think about food from a different perspective.
Of the ship’s 1,408 staterooms 93% have ocean views and 86% balcony. There are different categories starting from Suites, XL Sea Terraces, Sea Terraces, Sea Views, Insiders, Social Insiders and the cabins for single travelers called Solo Insider.
The ship’s exclusive outdoor lounge, named Dock is where you can find total peace and tranquillity, with just the gentle sound of the waves and the sun.