New 'adults only' cruise ship to offer luxurious rockstar-themed experience

Jan 29 2019, 6:02 am

Two of the main stereotypes of cruises are that they are a seniors’ club that only allows passengers with white hair and walking sticks, or on the flip side, that you will be trapped in a floating daycare vessel.

While it’s true that tours such as Disney Cruises are great for handing your kids off to the playroom or the mascots while you go sip piña coladas on the pool deck, many vacationers choose to avert the cruise option, as the thought of too many toddlers on board can present a bit of a headache.

But that concern is no longer valid for cruise enthusiasts, because Virgin Voyages is offering a cruise that only permits passengers 18 years and older, meaning your sailing will be smooth and free of any little rug-rats running around.

Named the Scarlet Lady, the cruise ship features a rockstar theme, including a music room decked out with guitars, an amp and a special private lookout point. With 1,430 cabins, the ship will feature 15 Mega RockStar Suites, divided into Massive, Fab, Posh, and Gorgeous suites — all designed with rock and roll at the forefront.

Backed by Richard Branson, the ship will also offer a variety of “grown-up” amenities such as a tattoo parlour, blow-dry bar, and a luxurious spa.

“We wanted to inject a bit of exclusive, distinctive, luxurious feeling nostalgia in a contemporary way that speaks to today’s traveler more,” Dee Cooper, senior vice president of design for Virgin Voyages, said in a statement.

The Scarlet Lady will depart Miami for the Caribbean, and in the future will include stops in Cuba.

Scheduled to set sail in 2020, bookings will become available this Valentine’s Day. Might be a nice gift for your own “scarlet lady,” gentlemen (hubba hubba… okay we’re done here).

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