Richard Branson is building a luxury cruise ship for adults only — here’s a closer look
Virgin Voyages recently released renderings for its maiden ship, the Scarlet Lady. The ship features interiors and exteriors imagined by Tom Dixon Design Studio of London, Roman and Williams of New York, and Concrete Amsterdam.
Among many amenities, the cruise liner boasts a nightclub, a thermal spa, two restaurants, an indoor and outdoor athletic club, and a barbershop.
Virgin Voyages, the cruise line company launched by Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson, has released renderings of their new cruise ship – the Scarlet Lady, and they are pretty remarkable.
The brand’s design concept is “The Modern Romance of Sailing,” and it features both interiors and exteriors imagined by a handful of the world’s most successful design firms.
The Scarlet Lady will be geared toward adults, as an 18-year-old age requirement will be held in order to board.
Tom Dixon Design Studio of London, Roman and Williams of New York, and Concrete Amsterdam are just some of the groups Virgin Voyages has partnered with to create the unique beauty of the ship.
“Our design partners together with our internal design team have dreamed up eye-catching, intimate, and alluring spaces that we can’t wait to see come to life,” said Tom McAlpin, President and Chief Executive Officer for Virgin Voyages, in a statement to Business Insider.
There is a stylish private outdoor lounge called Richard’s Roof-deck, which is exclusive to the ship’s suite guests. The more communal outdoor relaxation area for the rest of the ship’s guests is called The Dock, which allows sun-bathing during the day and star-gazing at night.
Inside the ship, there are two main restaurants. Pink Agave will serve delicious Mexican cuisine in an upscale modern setting with hanging blue lights and curved lounge tables.
Then there is a Test Kitchen restaurant, which features a cool, metallic-steel vibe and an entire faux periodic table serving as light fixtures in the entranceway.
In terms of fitness and relaxation, the ship has an outdoor athletic club that features boxing bags and a running track. Plus an indoor gym that showcases stationary bicycles, group fitness classes, and yoga.
Then there is Redemption, the ship’s exclusive thermal spa that boasts a hydrotherapy pool, mud room, salt room, cold plunge pools, quartz beds, and other spa treatments.
For those looking for more refined treatments, the Scarlet Lady also has a Mani-pedi spa, a barbershop, and a blow-dry hair salon.
“I want all future crew to know that Virgin Voyages will create an onboard environment that is fair and inclusive. Where everyone has an opportunity to reach their full potential,” McAlpin said.
According to Virgin Voyages’ press release, the ship is expected to arrive in Port Miami in 2020 for its maiden journey. There will be a capacity of 2,700 passengers and 1,150 crew members. A second ship is set for delivery in 2021.
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Article Courtesy of Brian Pascus