You asked, they answered: Virgin Voyages revamps cabin design due to passenger feedback

Jan 25, 2022

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Less than a year after cruises officially began on Virgin Voyages‘ Scarlet Lady, the line is giving the ship’s cabins a makeover, based on passenger feedback.

The new design — featuring wood accents, contemporary art and additional storage space — aims to offer a warmer, more sophisticated vibe. That ambiance will carry through to the rooms on Virgin’s second vessel, Valiant Lady, which is currently under construction and set to debut in March.

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New cabin design at night. (Photo courtesy of Virgin Voyages)

The original cabin design featured lots of white, red and purple, which made the spaces feel  garish. Storage was also limited — a common complaint from cruisers.

Following the revamp, accommodations will retain their nautical feel, and rooms will still include rain showerheads, ambient mood lighting and the line’s custom “Seabeds” (full size beds that fold up into couches). They will now offer more drawers and storage space.

“Virgin Voyages’ Scarlet Lady offers a dynamic cabin design with intelligent, evolving architecture,” the line said in a statement. “Virgin Voyages’ cabins are designed to meet the needs of today’s modern Sailors.”

New cabin design during the day. (Photo courtesy of Virgin Voyages)

Scarlet Lady and Valiant Lady each boast 1,330 cabins and 78 RockStar Quarters (Virgin’s name for suites), and a whopping 86% of accommodations have balconies. (The Mega RockStar Quarters Massive Suites, which are outfitted with record players and even a separate music room, snagged the title for best new cruise ship cabin in the 2021 TPG Awards.)

More than half of the cabin updates have been completed on Scarlet Lady, and the rest are projected to be finished in the spring. Valiant Lady’s cabins will be complete before the ship enters service in March, when it will begin sailing seven-night Mediterranean cruises.

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Featured photo courtesy of Virgin Voyages.

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