8th Feb 2019
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Cruise News: Game-changing cruise ship cabins
Author: Liv Gardiner
Cruise News: Game-changing cruise ship cabins

Virgin Voyages will launch its first ever ship later this year, Scarlet Lady, and has recently revealed the vessel’s gobsmacking interiors and cabin designs.

The ship will sail predominantly overnight so that travellers will be able to spend more time exploring port destinations in the Caribbean, Cuba, Mexico and the Dominican Republic.

Dee Cooper, senior vice president of design for Virgin Voyages said that they “wanted to reshape the entire cabin experience” and, looking at these designs, they may have done just that. Of the four classes of cabins, 93 per cent will have ocean views and 86 per cent will have a ‘Sea Terrace’ balcony.

The Sea Terrace cabin sleeps between two to four people and features intuitive lighting to match the ambiance of the sunset, and a spacious Rainshower. The Virgin design team has used smart and modern furniture to maximise space and create a practical yet elegant interior, and an exterior that offers ocean views and a hand-woven hammock in which to hang around and relax.

The cabin houses a world-first transformable cabin bed, designed to optimise space and usability during the day, but provide the comfort and familiarity of a normal bed at night. The Seabed makes it comfortable to invite new friends back your room to socialise without being forced to sit on the bed.

Sea View cabins are similar to Sea Terrace cabins though, as the name suggests, it offers a ‘flirty’ ocean view through a window rather than a full balcony.

Insider cabins are located in the vessel’s interior so, while they lack sea views, the modern, cosy space more than makes up it. Insider cabins offer the perfect space for the budget conscious cruiser to unwind and relax and feature all the innovation and comfort of the other cabins.

If you’re feeling a little – or very – luxe, check out the Rock Star Suites. These suites have extensive indoor and outdoor spaces that have been described by Virgin as ‘wildly luxurious’ and ‘exclusive’.

With large seating areas, a separate bedroom, outdoor shower and spa, these massive suites are sure to blow your mind and come with everything from access to private parties on a secluded roof terrace to having a wine holder in the shower.

How do the designs compare to cruise ships you’ve seen in the past? Will you be booking a cabin on Virgins first ship?

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