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Why the answer 'No' can be a good thing on Virgin Voyages

Written By:
Ian Warren
October 2, 2019

As we get closer to the launch of Scarlet Lady, the first ship in the Virgin Voyages fleet, due in the Spring of 2020, I have been thinking about just some of the questions that sailors (also known as passengers) might ask crew members when they get onboard on one of the first 2020/21 Scarlet Lady Itineraries. Often when you ask a question, you like to hear the answer ‘yes’, however on a Virgin Voyage it can be great to hear the answer ‘no’. To prove a point, I have listed some of the questions cruise ship passengers often ask, and you might be surprised at some of the answers.

Click on the following link to see my ‘Before & After’ photos of what Scarlet Lady looked like mid-construction, and what she should look like when she enters service. For more information or to book your cruise on Scarlet Lady call GoCruise with Ian on 08002922850 or 01455821770. Further down the page you can watch a short video I made onboard Scarlet Lady in February 2019 when I visited her mid-construction in the Fincantieri shipyard in Genoa.

Question: Do we have to sit at the same table for dinner every night?
Answer: No – all 20+ eateries are open sitting

Question: Do we have to wear formal clothes for dinner?
Answer: No – wear what you feel comfortable in

Question: Are there any charges for the speciality dining venues?
Answer: No – all dining is included, in 20+ eateries and room service

Question: Do we have to pay for crew gratuities?
Answer: No – all crew gratuities are included

Question: Do we have to pay for drinking water?
Answer: No – still and sparkling water is included, as are non-pressed juices, sodas, tea and drip coffee

Question: Is there a charge for keeping fit onboard
Answer: No – use of the gym, outdoor boxing ring and group fitness classes are all included

Question: Will it cost me a fortune to check my emails onboard?
Answer: No – unlimited Wi-Fi browsing is included, with no charge for social media, email, web browsing or messaging

Question: Will there be lots of children running around the ship?
Answer: No – Virgin Voyages are for adults only

Question: Is there a charge for entertainment?
Answer: No – there will be a great choice of shows, parties, music events and more, all included

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