MIAMI | PUERTO PLATA | THE BEACH CLUB AT BIMINI
Where superyacht design and your dream destinations meet.
Welcome to how Virgin does cruise ships.
All the luxury without having to pass the Grey Poupon!
This is not your parents cruise line.
This is a Fun - Hip Unique Experience for adults of all ages.
It is like nothing you have experienced before.
No Dress Code, No Set Dining Times, No Buffet.
Virgin has thrown out all the old cruise ship formalities. All the dining venues onboard are restaurants; there are no banquet hall-style main dining rooms, no cafeteria-esque buffets. And like many land-based restaurants, you can walk in anytime during open hours (no assigned times to eat) and there's no dress code requiring you to bring a bag full of formalwear.
Cruise fares will include all restaurants, all basic drinks (including soda, bottled water and sparkling water), unlimited Wi-Fi (though streaming comes with a surcharge), all group fitness classes and gratuities. You don't even have to tip your bartender or spa therapist.
Scarlet Lady will offer nine eateries, several of which are unique in the cruise industry. Geonbae is a Korean barbecue restaurant where diners can cook their own meals over flameless grills. Razzle Dazzle focuses on vegetarian and vegan fare (meat add-ons are available), as well as a juice bar. The Test Kitchen is a laboratory-themed venue serving tasting menus of innovative cuisine and doubling as a cooking school.
Other options include an Italian trattoria, an upscale family-style Mexican restaurant, a food hall, an alfresco Mediterranean venue, a pizza place and a throwback steakhouse.
In a new twist on the dinner-and-a-show concept loved by cruise lines like Norwegian, Scarlet Lady will pair brunch at Razzle Dazzle with a drag show by the ship's resident drag performers. To up the fun quotient, diners can pay extra for bottomless cocktails, with drag-inspired names.
Move over Botox and acupuncture: the next needle-themed treatment you can get at sea is a tattoo at the first-ever tattoo studio at sea. Scarlet Lady's Squid Ink will employ two tattoo artists per sailing -- with occasional cameos by well-known artists -- and offer special designs created exclusively for the cruise line. If tattoos aren't your jam, you can opt for piercings or permanent makeup instead.
Redemption, the ship's spa, will be designed to look like an underwater cave -- so of course, it will turn into a hot spot after hours with spa parties and DJ'd music. During the day, it's got all your relaxation needs from a hydrotherapy pool and quartz beds to a mud room, salt room and cold plunge pool.