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Inaugural season of Virgin Voyages now taking reservations


Agence France-Presse

 /  Sun, February 17, 2019  /  01:06 am
Inaugural season of Virgin Voyages now taking reservations

Illustration of a cruise ship. The first sailing of Virgin Voyages is planned out of Miami in 2020 to the Caribbean. (Shutterstock/File)

Reservations are now open for Sir Richard Branson's highly-anticipated adults-only cruise line Virgin Voyages. 

The company's first ship Scarlet Lady will lift anchor from her home port of Miami and make her inaugural journey April 1, 2020 for Caribbean sailings. 

Unlike other cruise ships, Virgin cruises take an all-inclusive approach in pricing, eliminating add-ons that require ponying up for extras. Guests can dine at any of the 20 eateries onboard. Group fitness class are free, as are wifi and non-alcoholic drinks. 

More details have also been released about the Caribbean itinerary which includes The Beach Club at Bimini in the Bahamas, a short transfer from the pier built specifically for Virgin Voyages guests.  

Read also: New to cruising? How to book the right cruise for you in 2019

Programming includes yoga and meditation sessions in the mornings, DJ-led pool parties in the afternoon, and live music and beach bonfires to close out the nights. 

British DJ, producer and songwriter Mark Ronson has been tapped as Virgin Voyages' "founding DJ" and will spin for four performances throughout the year. 

Six original shows are also being developed for the ship's onboard entertainment. 

The Scarlet Lady sets sail April 1-Oct. 21, 2020, from Miami to the Caribbean. The ship capacity is 2,770 guests and 1,160 crew. 

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