Virgin Voyages newbuild to offer nine well-being spaces for guests

Virgin Voyages newbuild to offer nine well-being spaces for guests
Scarlet Lady's spa has been inspired by an underwater cave (Image: Virgin Voyages)

Virgin Voyages’ new vessel Scarlet Lady will feature a spa inspired by an underwater cave, an outdoor gym and boxing ring, a fitness complex and several other venues to help improve guests’ well-being while they are on their cruises.

Revealed by Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson and Virgin Voyages’ president and CEO Tom McAlpin at Scarlet Lady’s float-out ceremony, the nine spaces are all either outside, or they have outward-facing windows so guests can remain connected to the sea at all times. They have all been designed to fit Virgin’s ‘Vitamin Sea’ ideology, which is inspired by the oceans and their importance in the health and well-being for the planet and people’s daily lives. Guests will also be able to participate in a range of complimentary group fitness classes.

“We are all so busy with life, work and family that vacations are critical for us to be able to rebuild our energy, so that we can live our best lives,” said McAlpin. “With well-being at the heart of everything we do at Virgin Voyages, sailors will come back feeling rejuvenated, not like they need a holiday from their holiday.”

Designed by Concrete Amsterdam, The Crow’s Nest is a secluded sundeck with 360-degree views and space for sunrise or sunset yoga sessions, which is adjacent to a signature ‘Virgin red’ running track named The Runway. Both of these are linked to The Athletic Club, which features an outdoor training zone that comprises a boxing ring; strength and gymnastics equipment inspired by the New York sports clubs of the 1920’s; oversized games; cabanas for relaxation; and a sports bar.

Another fitness space is The B-Complex, which will host strength, spin, yoga and cardio sessions in its Build, Burn, Bike and Balance rooms, all of which have ocean views. The Burn and Build gyms will also be fitted with Technogym ARTIS, a line of sustainably manufactured fitness technology.

There is also a ‘serenity zone’ with a ‘Well- being Pool’, a Gym and Tonic bar that serves fresh cold-pressed juices, and MyBeast, an artistic adult playground and fitness apparatus designed by Equilibria. Scarlet Lady will also boast a spa that is reminiscent of an underwater cave on Deck 5. Named Redemption, the spa will have a hydrotherapy pool, mud room, salt room, cold plunge pools, quartz beds and space for personal treatments. At night, a DJ will play live music and host parties in the spa’s thermal suite. Other well-being spaces include a standalone blow dry bar called the Dry Dock salon, the Stubble & Groom barbershop with a male pedicure spa overlooking a porthole ocean view.

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Rebecca Gibson
By Rebecca Gibson
30 July 2018

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