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The Roundabout

The Roundabout on Virgin Voyages cruise ships
The Roundabout on Virgin Voyages cruise ships © Photo by Virgin Voyages®

The Roundabout: The Ship’s Hub

Replacing the traditional cruise ship atrium, The Roundabout on Virgin Voyages® serves as the primary hub of the ship, offering a unique blend of comfort, innovation, and excitement. The Roundabout is a large marble spiral staircase. Artistically, the venue is enhanced with lighting that doubles as a giant compass.

Main Hub of the Ship

The Roundabout’s strategic location makes it the central point for access to the main entertainment and dining options on the ship. Whether you’re heading to a show, a dining venue, or looking to explore the various on-board shops, The Roundabout serves as your convenient starting point.

Dual Deck Design

The Roundabout is split over two decks, each providing a distinct atmosphere. Deck 7, bathed in natural light streaming through large windows on both sides of the ship, boasts ample seating for sailors to sit, relax, and enjoy the view. Deck 6, in contrast, is a smaller area that provides a direct route to On the Rocks bar and the ‘High Street’ on-board shops, making it perfect for those looking to do a bit of shopping or grab a drink.

Compass Lighting

A cool design detail often overlooked by sailors: If you look up form The Roundabout, you’ll notice some spectacular LED lighting. If you look closely you will notice one of the many radial lights is red. The red shows you which way is north. Just like a giant compass.

A Showcase for Scarlet Night

Perhaps the most thrilling feature of The Roundabout is its transformation during the Scarlet Night. Serving as the launchpad for the evening’s festivities. ‘The Happenings Cast’ takes to the steps of The Roundabout to kick off the night with singing, dancing, and a vivacious atmosphere. The unique layout of The Roundabout provides sailors with a variety of vantage points to witness the event. Get there early though for the best spots!

Our Thoughts

In summary, The Roundabout on Virgin Voyages® is not just a means of transit, but a destination in itself. With its blend of comfort and convenience, it’s a landmark you won’t want to miss on your voyage.

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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