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The Happenings Cast

The traditional cruise director role on cruise ships undergoes a dynamic transformation on the Virgin Voyages ships. Enter “The Happenings Cast,” a diverse ensemble of 12 individuals who provide entertainment, guidance, and more for sailors.

A group of people in dazzling nightwear agains a plush marble background
The Happenings Cast are Virgin Voyages®' fabulous alternative to a traditional cruise director © Photo by Virgin Voyages®

Meet The Happenings Cast

The traditional cruise director role on cruise ships undergoes a dynamic transformation on the Virgin Voyages® ships. Enter “The Happenings Cast,” a diverse ensemble of 12 individuals who provide entertainment, guidance, and more for sailors. This comprehensive guide dives deep into each member’s unique role, ensuring you get the most out of your voyage.

Current Casts

Upcoming Casts

  • Valiant Lady – Cast 8 – September 4th onwards (Stay tuned for more info)

Dates and cast are subject to change, cast Instagram profiles can be found in each article above.

Voyage Hosts

The Hostess

A lead performer and two dancers
Abi the Hostess sings with dancers Chris the Spark & Alejandro the Hype© Photo by VV Insider

The Diva

a drag queen in a long white dress with large sleeves posing in a glittering hallway
Honey Heart as The Diva aboard the Resilient Lady© Photo by Honey Heart

Aficionados

The Gamer

  • Role: The master of games and trivia.
  • Activities: Energetic and engaging, The Gamer organizes everything from traditional board games to Nintendo Switch tournaments.

The Charmer

  • Role: The ship’s mesmerizing magician.
  • Activities: Regular magic shows at the On the Rocks bar are a staple. For a lucky few, there’s an invite to ‘The Charmers Lounge,’ a secretive part of the ship typically off-limits to guests.

The Foodie

  • Role: The culinary expert of the ship.
  • Activities: The Foodie’s events spotlight the ship’s dining and drink offerings. Be it guiding sailors to the best food spots or hosting the ‘Shot for Shot‘ cocktail-making class, The Foodie ensures gastronomic delight.

The Artist

  • Role: The ship’s creative soul.
  • Activities: The Artist conducts hands-on creative sessions, from pop-up events where sailors decorate murals and canvases to scheduled activities blending painting with curated cocktails.

The Balancer

  • Role: The wellness expert.
  • Activities: Advocating the ‘detox before you retox’ mantra, The Balancer offers yoga classes, group workouts, and even a unique 1980s-themed acrobatics workout named VHS in The Manor.

Influencers and Dancers

These members are the vibrant faces seen across Virgin Voyages social channels, ensuring every event is lively and engaging.

  • The Flare
  • The Spark
  • The Hype
  • The Glow
  • The Bounce

Activities: Always present, this group hosts diverse events throughout the ship, ensuring every sailor feels included and enjoys the festivities.

Notable Happenings Cast Members

Due to the nature of the varied role, some familiar faces have played different roles in the Happenings Cast. The following is a list of cast members, past and present, that are prominent of social media:

Conclusion

The Happenings Cast are the real soul of a Virgin Voyages vacation. You can make the most of your vacation by going along to the events they host with an open mind and an open attitude. The cast will come out and introduce themself during the Let’s Set Sail (sail away party) so make sure you get to know them!

About the author

Co-Founder and Director. David has a background in web design and development and writes travel content, vacation guides and tips about Virgin Voyages.

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