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Red Alert! 5 Things to Know About Virgin Voyages 

October 17, 2023
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A world of revelry awaits onboard Virgin Voyages' award-winning cruises, pushing boundaries with all-ship dance parties, a time-travelling 70s disco nightclub and menus by Michelin-starred chefs. 

Ever heard the expression, 'It’s not the destination, it’s the journey'? The crew at Virgin Voyages certainly has. More than a transport between destinations, this adults-only cruise line aims to woo you so smoothly, you’ll never want to return to shore. Think unlimited dining at all onboard restaurants, a world-class spa and nightly entertainment like cabaret shows, DJ sets and pyjama-themed dance parties. 

Condé Nast Traveler honoured Virgin Voyages as its #1 Best Large Cruise Ship line in the Readers’ Choice Awards 2023. The newest addition to its fleet, Resilient Lady, is making her way to Australia for the very first time in 2024. In preparation for her arrival, here’s five reasons to add this debutante’s itineraries to your radar.  

Ready to book? Start your Virgin Voyage here.

It’s Disneyland for adults  

An onboard club and entertaining space on the Resilient Lady, a Virgin Voyages cruise - Luxury Escapes
Entertainment aboard is second-to-none. Image courtesy of Virgin Voyages.

From karaoke nights to nightclubs and an all-ship party, fun leads the way on every Virgin Voyages sojourn. Spend days at sea versing fellow passengers over air hockey and foosball tables, catching immersive performances – like a reimagining of the Greek tale of Persephone – and checking out the impressive round-up of comedians, magicians and artists on constant rotation.   

Feast your belly and eyes at The Manor’s late-night talk show supper club mash-up. Witness Duel Reality’s circus-style performance of Romeo & Juliet with a never-before-seen twist. And go clad all-out in signature Virgin red to the Scarlet Night festival – you’ll dance away while bouncing between pop-up circus performances, interactive games and pool parties. 

You can indulge in unlimited dining at foodie-approved eateries 

A meal on the table grill at Gunbae Korean BBQ aboard the Resilient Lady, a Virgin Voyages cruise - Luxury Escapes
Food on the in-table grill at Gunbae Korean BBQ. Image courtesy of Virgin Voyages.

Life’s too short to waste on 'beige buffets'. And with 20+ eateries onboard Resilient Lady, you can try everything from food truck-inspired delights to 10-course decadent feasts. Shots of soju and hands-on grilling awaits at Gunbae’s Korean barbecue. Twirl handmade pasta around a fork at Extra Virgin, the Italian trattoria. The Galley, a market-style emporium features tastes from all over the high seas – burgers, tacos, sushi and much more. The menus are created by Michelin-starred chefs like Brad Farmerie and Sohui Kim, so a great feed is guaranteed. The best part? It’s all open game while you’re on the open water. 

Your wellness is a top-deck priority 

Spa chairs overlooking the ocean at the spa aboard the Resilient Lady, a cruise ship by Virgin Voyages - Luxury Escapes
Enjoy a workout followed by a cold-pressed juice and spa treatment. Image courtesy of Virgin Voyages.

Just because you’ve shipped out to sea doesn’t mean you ought to skip your routine. Attend unlimited group workouts with new fitness buddies: join a spin class, try out barre, practise your sun salutations at morning yoga or get that glow on at a HIIT training. Perhaps scope out fellow lone wolves during a turn on The Runway, the ship’s 255-metre ruby halo in the form of a running track on the upper deck. Recover afterwards with a cold-pressed juice or protein shake at Gym & Tonic. 

For something a little more pampering, make your way to Redemption Spa. This onboard bathhouse goes beyond the expected with a mud room, salt room, hammam with heated marble benches, sauna, steam room and hot and cold plunge pools.   

Cabins that are cool with a capital ‘C’ 

An interior cabin at night aboard the Resilient Lady ship, a Virgin Voyages cruise - Luxury Escapes
Not your average cabin. Image courtesy of Sang An / Virgin Voyages.

Bedecked in innovative Brit Tom Dixon's mod design, the ship’s cabins exude the sophistication of a superyacht coupled with savvy tech. Whether you’re shacking up with mates or more-than, the Resilient Lady has a bedding arrangement just for you. Life is good: you’ve got cushy quarters, a 24-hour delivery service that will bring delicious meals right to your cabin and a roomy rain shower. The built-in clever cabin technology makes your life easier with mood lighting, smart curtains and a TV that controlled by tablet. 

You can live like a rockstar (if you want to) 

An interior suite living room, RockStar Quarters, on the Resilient Lady, a Virgin Voyage cruise - Luxury Escapes
Stargaze on your private terrace and fix yourself a drink at your personal bar. Image courtesy of Virgin Voyages.

Fancy an upgrade? The seriously sweet RockStar Quarters are a vision in marble and brass, with peek-a-boo showers, free-standing baths and a glitzy bar stocked with your favourite spirits, mixers and bar tools. Greet the day while lounging in a hammock on your private terrace, Tequila Sunrise in hand, or head out come nightfall to stargaze. The Rockstar Quarters also guarantee access to Richard’s Rooftop, a member’s-only sundeck with daily cocktail hour and a heavenly vantage.  

Feature image: Resilient Lady, courtesy of Virgin Voyages.

Ready to book? Start your Virgin Voyage here.

Looking for more inspiration? Check out All Aboard: Why a Cruise Should be Next on Your Bucket List.

About Felicia Arhontissas
A keen traveller and a margarita enthusiast, Felicia is all about getting to the nitty gritty of each destination she visits and discovering its hidden gems (and then running home to write about it).

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