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Let’s Set Sail (Sail Away Party)

As your lady ship pushes away from the shore “Let’s Set Sail” is the start of your vacation, with free bubbles and a mingle with your Happenings cast.

Let’s Set Sail (Sail Away Party) on Virgin Voyages cruise ships
Let’s Set Sail (Sail Away Party) on Virgin Voyages cruise ships © Photo by VVInsider

As your lady ship pushes away from the shore, an air of excitement and anticipation fills the air. The “Let’s Set Sail” party marks the beginning of an unforgettable voyage, and there’s no better way to kick off this adventure than with a vibrant poolside party. The atmosphere is electric, and the pool becomes the epicentre of all festivities. It is worth noting that regardless of when you actually set sail the party always starts at 5:30pm.

Sail Away Party With High Energy Music by the Pool

As the ship’s powerful engines start up (unless you leave later in the day!), the on board DJ takes center stage, ready to elevate the mood with their high-energy music selections. Guests are enticed to join the dance floor within the pool itself. The sail away party is a great way to kick off your Virgin Voyage.

Mingle with The Happenings cast

But the festivities are not limited to just dancing and music. This sail away party is an opportunity to meet The Happenings Cast. The full crew, led by none other than The Hostess herself, takes the stage. Offering a warm and engaging introduction, passengers can familiarize themselves with the faces behind the magic of the voyage. The sail away party is one of the few times you will see all of this cast together during your Virgin Voyage.

Free Bubbles To Toast To The Virgin Voyage Ahead

The Happenings Cast will mingle with guests before leading a final toast. Grab your free champagne from the Athletic Club Bar. For a generous hour typically from 6-7pm with music and gathering starting at 5:30pm. Forge some new friendships at this sail away and celebrate the incredible voyage that lies ahead.

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  1. Brynn says:

    It shows our boat leaving port at 8pm, so would this still happen or does it just start with the Scarlet night events?

    1. Rob Sammons says:

      Hi Brynn this party always happens at 5:30 regardless of when you leave port. Scarlet night won’t be on the first night

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