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The Wake

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

The Wake: Sophisticated Steakhouse at Sea

The Wake is a restaurant aboard the Virgin Voyages that is sure to satisfy lovers of fine dining. A modern spin on a classic steakhouse, it serves an array of delectable steak options and seafood platters with a sophisticated, upscale vibe. As an ideal spot for a bottomless brunch, it’s renowned for its Bloody Marys. It’s also worth noting that The Wake is a go-to destination for special occasions on board the ship.

An Elegant Atmosphere

Located at the stern of the ship, The Wake offers panoramic views of the ship’s wake from certain seating areas, creating a dynamic and appealing backdrop for your meal. Some seats may not enjoy this view, but the overall decor and atmosphere make every seat a good one. The Wake’s stylish and sophisticated ambiance makes it a prime spot for guests looking to enjoy an upscale dining experience, though casual dressers are also warmly welcomed.

The Wake Menu & Optional Upcharges

The Wake offers a delightful menu filled with steak and seafood options. There are premium menu items available for an additional cost, such as the raw bar combos and the aged tomahawk steak. It’s worth mentioning that The Wake is the only restaurant on board that charges extra for certain dishes.

The Grand Plateau, a tower of lobster tail, oysters, clams, shrimp, mussels, and snow crab claws, may not appeal to everyone due to its lackluster presentation, despite its luxurious ingredients.

However, the menu features many standout items that shouldn’t be missed. The bone marrow appetizer, for example, is served with large slices of buttery, crispy toast, a delight for lovers of rich flavors. In terms of steak options, there’s hangar steak, filet, and New York strip, but note that the tomahawk carries an additional upcharge and ribeye is not offered.

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Note: Availability and pricing is subject to change. If you notice any changes please let us know via our contact form

Desserts & Drinks

Dessert lovers are in for a treat with the lemon cheesecake, which is reportedly the best dessert on the entire cruise. Baked Alaska, another cruise favorite, is a must-try for anyone not keen on cheesecake.

Bottomless Brunch

The Wake also hosts one of two bottomless brunches offered onboard, the other being Razzle Dazzle. This includes an all-you-can-drink offer for brunch-style drinks like mimosas, and Bloody Marys. This is a great use of your onboard Bar Tab.


The Wake is an excellent choice for passengers looking for a stylish, upscale dining experience, offering a range of delectable dishes and a stunning view of the ship’s wake. Remember to make your reservation early, especially if you plan to dine here on special occasions such as Scarlet Night.

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.


  1. Ruth says:

    How early is the wake open for breakfast

    1. VV Insider says:

      Should be 8am all the way till 1pm, but can vary depending on voyage

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