Scarlet Lady

Scarlet Lady

Mermaiden was on 10 June 2021

The ship that started it all. Scarlet Lady was the first Virgin Voyages cruise ship, welcoming guests to fabulous adult-only luxury cruising in the Caribbean and Europe.

What’s On Board Scarlet Lady?

Upcoming Scarlet Lady Voyages

Here is a list of all announced itineraries for the Scarlet Lady. If you want to join a group for a specific voyage, click on the Facebook group link to join the group and meet your fellow sailors.

If you are organising a group for a voyage that is not listed here, please let us know and we will add it to the list. If you notice that we are listing a defunct or incorrect group, please let us know and we will remove or change it.

Sail Date Itinerary Group
Dominican Daze
(5 nights)
Facebook Group
Riviera Maya
(5 nights)
Facebook Group
Turks & Caicos
(5 nights)
Facebook Group
Fire & Sunset Soirées
(4 nights)
Facebook Group
Miami to Barcelona Transatlantic
(14 nights)
Itinerary T-Shirts and More
Facebook Group
The Irresistible Med
(7 nights)
Facebook Group
French Daze
(7 nights)
Itinerary T-Shirts and More
Facebook Group
The Irresistible Med
(7 nights)
Facebook Group
French Daze
(7 nights)
Itinerary T-Shirts and More
Facebook Group
Elevate Voyage - The Irresistible Med
(7 nights)
Facebook Group
French Daze
(7 nights)
Itinerary T-Shirts and More
Facebook Group
The Irresistible Med
(7 nights)
Facebook Group
French Daze
(7 nights)
Itinerary T-Shirts and More
Facebook Group
The Irresistible Med
(7 nights)
Facebook Group
French Daze
(7 nights)
Itinerary T-Shirts and More
Facebook Group
The Irresistible Med
(7 nights)
Facebook Group
French Daze
(7 nights)
Itinerary T-Shirts and More
Facebook Group
The Irresistible Med
(7 nights)
Facebook Group
French Daze
(7 nights)
Itinerary T-Shirts and More
Facebook Group
The Irresistible Med
(7 nights)
Facebook Group
French Daze
(7 nights)
Itinerary T-Shirts and More
Facebook Group
The Irresistible Med
(7 nights)
Facebook Group
French Daze (Celebration Voyage)
(7 nights)
Itinerary T-Shirts and More
Facebook Group
The Irresistible Med
(7 nights)
Facebook Group
French Daze
(7 nights)
Itinerary T-Shirts and More
Facebook Group
The Irresistible Med
(7 nights)
Facebook Group
French Daze
(7 nights)
Itinerary T-Shirts and More
Facebook Group
The Irresistible Med
(7 nights)
Facebook Group
Modern Med to Ancient Aegean
(11 nights)
Facebook Group
Ancient Aegean to The Modern Med
(10 nights)
Facebook Group
Barcelona to Rome
(11 nights)
Facebook Group
Dry Dock at Shipyard
(14 nights)
Facebook Group
From Rome to Miami
(16 nights)
Facebook Group
Eastern Caribbean Antillies
(8 nights)
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Western Caribbean Charm
(6 nights)
Facebook Group
Eastern Caribbean Antillies
(8 nights)
Facebook Group
Western Caribbean Charm
(6 nights)
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Eastern Caribbean Antillies
(8 nights)
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Western Caribbean Charm
(6 nights)
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Eastern Caribbean Antillies
(8 nights)
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Western Caribbean Charm
(6 nights)
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Eastern Caribbean Antillies
(8 nights)
Facebook Group
Western Caribbean Charm
(6 nights)
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Eastern Caribbean Antillies
(8 nights)
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Western Caribbean Charm
(6 nights)
con No group yet
Eastern Caribbean Antillies
(8 nights)
Facebook Group
Western Caribbean Charm
(6 nights)
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Eastern Caribbean Antillies
(8 nights)
Facebook Group
Western Caribbean Charm
(6 nights)
Facebook Group
Eastern Caribbean Antillies
(8 nights)
Facebook Group
Western Caribbean Charm
(6 nights)
Facebook Group
Eastern Caribbean Antillies
(8 nights)
Facebook Group
Western Caribbean Charm
(6 nights)
Facebook Group
Miami to Casablanca & Barcelona
(15 nights)
Facebook Group
Barcelona to Palma, Ibiza & More
(7 nights)
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Barcelona to Rome & More
(7 nights)
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Barcelona, Palma, Rome & (Many) More
(11 nights)
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Southern Spain & Casablanca
(10 nights)
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Barcelona to Cannes, Rome & More
(7 nights)
con No group yet
Florence, Rome, Palma & More
(7 nights)
Facebook Group
Spanish & Italian Hot Spots
(7 nights)
Facebook Group
Barcelona, Lisbon & Porto
(14 nights)
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England to Iceland & Norway
(10 nights)
Facebook Group
Reykjavik to Amsterdam & Portsmouth
(11 nights)
Facebook Group
Portsmouth to Ireland, Scotland & More
(13 nights)
Facebook Group
English Sights & European Delights
(6 nights)
con No group yet
Portsmouth to Amsterdam & Bordeaux
(7 nights)
con No group yet
Portsmouth to Lisbon, Casablanca & Spain
(13 nights)
Facebook Group
A large grey cruise ship cutting through the waves with red lifeboats and funnels. There is a glamorous mermaid painted on the side.
Virgin Voyages® Scarlet Lady cruise ship© Photo by Virgin Voyages®

About Scarlet Lady

Scarlet Lady is a cruise ship owned and operated by Virgin Voyages. As the inaugural ship for the cruise line, the ship has played a significant role in defining the Virgin Voyages brand and its unique approach to cruise travel.

Overview

  • Name: Scarlet Lady
  • Operator: Virgin Voyages
  • Homeport: Miami
  • Launched: 14 February 2020
  • Inaugural Voyage: 10 June 2021
  • Tonnage: 110,000 GT
  • Length: 277.2 metres (909 ft)
  • Draft: 8.05 metres (26.4 ft)
  • Beam: 41 metres (135 ft)
  • Capacity: Over 2,770 passengers and 1,160 crew
  • Decks: 17
  • Cruising Speed: 20 knots (37 km/h; 23 mph)
  • Maximum Speed: 22 knots (41 km/h; 25 mph)
  • Adults-Only: For guests aged 18 and over

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Construction and Career

Planning

On 4 December 2014, Virgin Group announced its entry into the cruise industry, forming Virgin Cruises. The company signed a letter of intent with Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri for three cruise ships, with the first scheduled for 2020. The order reportedly cost $2.55 billion. On 18 October 2016, the company rebranded to Virgin Voyages.

Construction and Delivery

Scarlet Lady, initially known as Virgin I and “hull number 6287”, had her steel-cutting ceremony on 22 March 2017. The ship was assembled from 399 sections and floated out from the shipyard on 8 February 2019. After performing sea trials, she was formally delivered on 14 February 2020.

Naming and Debut

On 20 July 2018, the ship’s name was revealed as Scarlet Lady, honoring Virgin Atlantic’s second plane. The debut schedule was significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Her inaugural voyage finally took place on 10 June 2021 from Portsmouth in the United Kingdom, followed by a second ‘Mermaiden Voyage’ out of Virgin Voyages home port of Miami on 6 October 2021.

Deployments

Scarlet Lady operates week-long, round-trip Caribbean itineraries from PortMiami. Initial destinations included Havana, Puerto Plata, Costa Maya, Bimini, Key West, Cozumel, Puerto Plata, and San Juan. In 2024 and beyond the ship will sail many new itineraries in the Mediterranean.

Design and Concept

Adults-Only

In line with Virgin Voyages’s business model, Scarlet Lady is exclusive to adults, targeting a more premium market and those interested in an “elevated” experience.

Offerings

Scarlet Lady’s fares are bundled per cabin, covering dining, fitness classes, internet access, and gratuities. The ship features approximately 20 different dining and drinking establishments, a multi-function theater, and even an onboard tattoo and body piercing parlor.

Technology and Specifications

Scarlet Lady is equipped with diesel-electric genset systems, ABB Azipod XO units, and a hybrid scrubber system for environmental sustainability. In 2021, she was equipped with satellite internet connectivity to provide passengers with free ultra-fast onboard Wi-Fi access.

Conclusion

As the pioneer of Virgin Voyages, Scarlet Lady represents a new era in the cruise industry, offering an adults-only experience with innovative design and unique offerings. The ship’s modern technology and commitment to an “elevated” travel experience set her apart, making Scarlet Lady a symbol of Virgin’s forward-thinking approach to cruising.