2/24/2023     by Justin Gibson

How Virgin Voyages Does Things Differently

Every so often, something new happens in a field or an industry. Everyone has been minding their own business providing business as usual, and suddenly — BLAM! — someone flips the script, zags when everyone else has been zigging and the world perks up to take notice. Such was the case with horseless carriages, sliced bread, email, touchscreen phones and now — cruise lines. Virgin Voyages has cultivated an experience that stands at odds with business as usual; below are just a few examples of what we mean.

Entertainment Without Comparison

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Entertainment onboard Virgin Voyages is second to none.

Most cruise lines opt for Broadway style when it comes to entertainment … but not Virgin Voyages. Here, immersive entertainment takes center stage, with a festival-like lineup developed by some of the world’s most-talked-about directors, choreographers and artists. The Miss Behave Game Show is never the same show twice (and we’ll leave it at that); Dual Reality is a fast-paced retelling of the timeless romance Romeo and Juliet — with an elaborate circus twist. Another Rose captivates audiences with a tale of doomed love told through an immersive dinner party (that just happens to feature acrobatics). No matter what you choose, a night out on the ship will certainly be one to remember.

The Freshest Take on Cuisine at Sea

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Bloody Marys at The Wake

Virgin Voyages takes their cuisine seriously. After years of ideation and collaboration with the top land-based chefs, the final result is a dining program consisting of over 20 unique eateries — each breathing life into the concept of cuisine at sea, and each included with your cruise fare (that means no surprise specialty surcharges). Every dining venue has its own bar, and every meal is an adventure: Pink Agave channels the colorful soul of Mexico City into its dishes, Razzle Dazzle lives up to its name with a flavorful vegetarian menu, The Test Kitchen serves up experiential flavor odysseys and Gunbae is literally the first Korean BBQ you can hope to find at sea. This isn’t conventional cruise ship dining; it’s a foodie’s escape to uncharted lands.

 

Pursuing Your Best Self While Onboard

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Treat yourself to a spa day onboard Valiant Lady.

It’s easy to return from vacation feeling refreshed, but it’s a whole other ballgame to receive such a fresh view on life that you feel like a whole new you. As with everything they do, Virgin Voyages aimed for the moon when it came time to designing onboard activities. Get your sweat on with an array of exercise options: Sunrise yoga, meditation, HIIT workouts and outdoor boxing are all ready and waiting. Redemption Spa hosts the relaxation equivalent, with offerings as wide-ranging as a mudroom, seaweed wraps, hot stone massages and (of course) a sauna. Some say you’ve got to look good to feel good, in which case a mani-pedi at the Tune Up and a proper blowout at the Dry Dock Salon & Beauty Parlor are your go-to’s for feeling like a million dollars. For those looking to really commemorate a one-of-a-kind vacation, Virgin Voyages even houses its own tattoo studio — it’s your vacation, live it up!

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Scarlet Lady, sailing off into the sunset.

Ready to try a whole new cruise experience? The ideal way to book your cruise with Virgin Voyages is with one of our travel agents. Not only are they overflowing with professional expertise that can make all aspects of deciding the specifics of your getaway a breeze, but as one of the first to work with Virgin Voyages, they’re also supplied with a certifiable cornucopia of perks and amenities to pass on to their clients … meaning you. Summed up, the best way to choose, plan and book your cruise vacation is with a trusted travel agent in your corner.

 

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