Gross Tonnage: 110,000
Length: 909 feet
Beam: 125 feet
Draft: 26.4 feet
Cruising Speed: 22 knots
Inaugural: April, 2020
Virgin Voyages Winter Escape Gay Group Cruise
4 nights from/to Miami, Florida
March 10 14, 2021
Virgin Voyages Scarlet Lady
Pack your bags... and join us for a brand new style of cruising on the chic Scarlet Lady! This adult-only cruise ship is reinventing cruising. Don’t miss our LGBTQ hosted group on this exciting new vacation. Get ready for pop up entertainment, innovative cabin design, drag brunch and 20+ eateries including Korean BBQ, upscale Mexican cuisine, elevated Italian and a food hall. We sail from sexy Miami and head to gay-friendly Key West and Virgin’s very own Beach Club at Bimini.
Welcome aboard Virgin Voyages, the new sailing experience that's bringing about an 'Epic Sea Change for All'. This experience is a lot of things, but definitely not a cruise. Instead, expect a voyage that cultivates curiosity, encourages experience and advocates adventure. With Virgin Voyages, you're never just a passenger – you're a sailor.
Virgin Voyages offers a cheeky and cheerful approach to service, as well as an inclusive approach to sea travel that removes those pesky add-ons. Sailors will enjoy food at the 20+ restaurants onboard (at no added cost). Free fitness clases and free wifi (so you can share your favourite holidays snaps whilst living for the moment!). Aimed at providing a transformative experience through a liberal dose of ‘Vitamin Sea’, the Virgin Voyages ideology places the ocean and its role in both personal and global wellbeing at centre stage.
Virgin Voyages Brand New Scarlet Lady
Virgin Voyages' first ship due to set sail April 2020. Be one of the first sailors to experience this revolutionary ship design where interior spaces were curated by world-renowned interior designers Tom Dixon’s Design Research Studio, New York’s Roman and Williams, Concrete Amsterdam and Softroom.
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. 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.
Luxury Ship Features
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…).
Fuelling up on Food
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.
Wellness and Zen Time on your Adult Voyage
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 in the Crow’s Nest.
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.
Scarlet Lady entertainment - mind-blowing revelry
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.
Slumber at Sea in Luxury Cabins
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.
Virgin Voyages Winter Escape
Gay Group Cruise 2021
| 10 Mar
| 11 Mar
||Key West, Florida
| 12 Mar
| 13 Mar
||A Day at Sea!
| 14 Mar
We’ll take you on a sail from vibrant Miami to the pastel-hued streets of Key West, with a day and night (10 am to midnight) spent at The Beach Club at Bimini, Bahamas — complete with our signature bonfire bash under the stars.
Our four night voyage is a soirée of lights — sunsets on the horizon, private parties, unexpected surprises, and late nights under the Bahamian sky. Arriving at 8 am in Key West and leaving at 7 pm, you'll have plenty of time to explore the shops on Duval street, visit Hemingway’s house and snorkel in the famed coral reefs.
Day 1 & 5 - Miami, Florida
From the badass street art scene in Wynwood to the most fire cubano sandwich you've ever had in Little Havana, Miami is more than just beaches and nightlife (but it is that, too). Whether you're into getting down at a taco shop-turned-dance party (we see you, Coyo Taco) or posting up laterally on South Beach with a mojito glued to your hand, Miami's dynamic culture is one of the most vivacious in the country.
Glittering Miami is where all of the energy and dynamism of the city meets the laid-back lifestyle of the beach. There are so many reasons this Florida hotspot is known as the Magic City: streets lined with glamorous bars and nightclubs, a sea salt-scented breeze blowing over a teal-coloured ocean and a distinct Cuban influence that brings eclecticism and rhythm to its cafés and cigar shops. Make your way to the Miami cruise port to embark Scarlet Lady for your 4-night Fire and Sunset Soirées voyage.
Day 2 - Key West, Florida
Hemingway's hideaway! A haven for artists and sunset-seekers alike, the only poetic rival to the writers who called Key West home is the geography itself.
Famous for its crimson and gold-hued sunsets, Key West is more than just a spot to admire the painted skies (but of course, it is that, too). An adopted home to some of America’s most seminal writers (Ernest Hemingway, Tennessee Williams, & Robert Frost — to name a few), Key West is an apex of gorgeous cultural collision and celebration. Bahamian Conch, Cuban and African-American cultural heritage create the backbone for the inclusive and accepting philosophy of Key West’s “One Human Family”.
Day 3 - The Beach Club at Bimini, Bahamas
Sea you at The Beach Club! Since Virgin has a private beach club experience in Bimini, Bahamas, it would be crazy not to utilize it. But the only way in is on Scarlet Lady!
See-through water and sandy white shores punctuate this geographically poetic port. And like any good haiku, it's cloaked in seductive mystery. Besides having access to the island’s incredible biodiversity in marine life, boating, snorkeling and even historic shipwreck diving, sailors get exclusive access to The Beach Club — Virgin's private beach club experience. Peaceful mornings and restorative days or amplified afternoons at the DJ-led pool party —our club is designed to answer whatever your specific mood is calling for. But regardless of your energy level, the bonfire finale will be nearly impossible to pass on.