Having sailed on this new cruise line twice since its debut, we share what’s changed since our last cruise on Virgin Voyages Scarlet Lady.
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—-WHAT’S CHANGED ON VIRGIN VOYAGES SCARLET LADY—–
1:55 New Terminal
2:55 Cabin Decor
3:48 New Entertainment
5:47 More Live Music
7:23 Additional Activities
9:00 Social Club Updates
9:40 Improved Communication
10:45 What’s Still The Same
—–WHAT’S CHANGED SINCE OUR LAST CRUISE ON VIRGIN VOYAGES SCARLET LADY—–
Many avid cruisers will appreciate the small tweaks to Scarlet Lady, adding a bit more “traditional” cruise features. Still, there are plenty of things that make Virgin Voyages unique in the crowded mega ship space.
Even before stepping foot onboard the cruise ship, there was one big change. Since we last cruised in October 2021, Virgin Voyages’ new terminal in Miami has debuted. Terminal V is an ultra chic and modern building that exudes a resort vibe.
Yet, the later than typical embarkation times still exist.
One of the big enhancements to Scarlet Lady since her launch is updates to the cabin décor. Presumably based on customer feedback, additional accents have been added to the cabins for a more home-like feel. While small changes, the staterooms do feel warmer and less “hospital-like” or “Ikea-like”.
—–NEW ENTERTAINMENT OPTIONS—–
Since our last sailing, there is now a third main theater show in the Red Room. In addition to Duel Reality and Untitled DanceShowPartyThing, there is the new show Ships in the Night.
Further, we can happily report that the cruise line is listening to customer feedback and more live musical acts have been added throughout the cruise. In addition to the pop-up performances by the Phantom Folktales and the VV House Band, we particularly enjoyed the acoustic guitar player on our sailing, Selkii.
Musical performances from other members of the Happenings Cast have also been added to the lineup. The Hostess, the Unicorn, and the Diva all now have a set. The drag queen performance by the Diva is definitely a fun addition.
Continuing the trend, Virgin Voyages has also added more traditional cruise activities to the daytime programming. These Virgin Voyages happenings include trivia, games, scavenger hunts, presentations, and even karaoke. So, if sailors are looking to take a break from the sun, they can participate in one of these offerings.
Finally, televisions have been added to the Social Club. One of the complaints we heard from many sailors on our last cruise was that there were no televisions around the ship. Now, if you want to catch a sporting event while onboard, you can head to the Social Club.
—–WHAT’S STAYED THE SAME ON VIRGIN VOYAGES’ SCARLET LADY—–
For us, the big draws to this new cruise line are the more all-inclusive nature and the dining. Virgin Voyages base fare covers all dining on the ship, basic WiFi, all service charges and gratuities, and all group fitness classes. Not to mention, the WiFi is some of the best at sea. Luckily, nothing has changed with these inclusions.
Thankfully, while there have been small menu updates, the dining quality has not changed since our last sailing either. The dining is where Virgin Voyages’ Scarlet Lady really shines in the cruise market.
Alas, the one sticking point where Virgin Voyages doesn’t seem to be budging is beverage packages. The cruise line still does NOT offer beverage packages for purchase. Yes, Virgin does offer a pre-paid Bar Tab often with extra promotional amounts for purchasing. Yet, the onboard drink prices will run your bar tab dry pretty quickly.
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