Sleeping on the New Virgin Voyages
Virgin Voyages keeps revealing their new concepts for their cruise ship Scarlet Lady. So far this is my favorite one. I can’t wait to check out these cabins. How can I book my cruise already?!
Cabins: Putting Space To Work
The Virgin Voyages cabins, designed for function and mobility. They feature flexible furnishings for increased socializing opportunities, upgraded bathroom experiences and tech forward, clever cabin touches, like eco-modes.
As opposed to the luxe focused, RockStar Suites, these cabins were designed to resonate with all Sailors, using innovative yet simple approaches, so Sailors can feel free to either revel or relax, depending on how the mood strikes.
To counter the boxiness of traditional sea cabins, the exclusive patent pending cabin layout was born in partnership with Pearson Lloyd Design of London. The layout uses intelligent architecture to optimize space with an angled wall that, though hardly detectable, vastly alters the room.
Part of that change is to make room for the Seabed, the first-ever transformational cabin bed at sea, specially engineered and handcrafted by German-based, Walter Knoll designers.
With air conditioning being one of the most wasteful elements on ships, sustainability was another consideration. PIR presence detectors with Eco modes were added, where air-con, lighting and curtain settings auto-adjust for energy conservation when a Sailor steps out of the cabin.
Left your phone charging in the room? Don’t worry, the cabin knows, and keeps it charging when all other outlets are off. Most wall switches were removed, since the room knows the time and location of the ship, and adjusts lights and blinds accordingly. Only as clever as a Sailor needs, this technology can also be controlled personally, on the in-room tablet.
With a focus on creating a strong connection with the sea, 93% of the cabins have sea views, and 86% have sea terraces with outdoor hammocks for lounging beneath the stars. That includes an XL Sea Terrace option for even more added room and terrace space.
There is also a variety of Insider cabins with solo options for more personal travel.
Most standard cabins will have transitional Seabeds, sustainably sourced, hand-woven hammocks, sensory mood lighting, in-room entertainment with 43”+ 4K flat-screen HDTVs, minibars, glam areas, flexible wardrobes and premium products in upgraded bathrooms with Roomy Rainshowers.
Rockstar Suites: Making Suite History
These spaces conceived by the team at Virgin Voyages in collaboration with world-renowned designer Tom Dixon of Tom Dixon Design Research Studio encourage connection with the sea while featuring all those details a Sailor might need to live out their rockstar dream (minus actually making that Grammy-winning album).
These supremely modern digs are steeped in the Virgin rock & roll heritage, with nods to icons like Grace Jones. The mega yacht inspired look features a retro-futurism design with a palette of deep blues used with iridescent dichroic elements in the bathroom to echo the deep blue sea.
The suite is replete with bespoke Tom Dixon furniture pieces, large glam vanity tables and European king beds which sit above terrazzo flooring. Every detail has been considered in these top tier offerings, right down to the nautically inspired barware kit drawer, so Sailors have all of the tools for mixing beverages at their fingertips. The room features brass and real leather finishing sprinkled throughout as well as a Yellow Leaf brand, sustainably sourced, terrace hammocks.
These 78 RockStar Suites include fifteen Mega RockStar Suites, named the Massive, Fab, Posh and Gorgeous Suites – all primely located on deck 15, just a deck below Richard’s Rooftop, a RockStar Suite Sailor only, exclusive Sir Richard Branson inspired top deck (and top-shelf alcohol only) cocktail lounge at the ship’s forward facing section.
Sailors in all tiers of RockStar Suites will enjoy breathtaking top to bottom marble bathrooms (stocked with premium products of course). The rains-style showers feature multi-colored dichroic glass windows and doors, providing a sneaky view either inside the room or outside onto the sea, in the aptly named the Peek-a-Boo shower.
RockStar Sailors should prepare for the full treatment like private driver airport transfers, helicopter arrangements, luggage assistance and a private walk down the exclusive terminal pathway upon arrival. RockStar Sailors can also receive anytime boarding, early booking access to special events and personal rock & roll style rider sheets (with items delivered pre-arrival of course) meant to satisfy even the most diva-like of requests.
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