Billionare Richard Branson’s first cruise line, Virgin Voyages, is just for sailors 18 and over! It’s already safe to say this is NOT your grandparents cruise ship!  “Scarlet Lady,” the boat is only open to travelers who are 18 and up, and will offer grown-up on-board amenities like a tattoo parlor, luxurious spa, and a blow-dry bar.

That is right leave those kids and babies at home (no seriously)! Virgin Voyagers “sailors” (Virgin’s name for their guests) have to be 18 years of age or older to embark, to be free and not be disturbed by children. A true adults only sail!

The Scarlet Lady will have areas for outdoor gaming, sits the largest daybed at sea, and a sports bar for a post-workout drink. Guests can also partake in yoga or cycling classes.

The design styles have influences from the golden age of sea voyages in the 1920s and ‘30s to retro futurism and nightlife style from Studio 54. Tom Dixon of Design Research Studio said on the Virgin Voyages website he’s embracing the fact he’s being encouraged to be disruptive and not wanting to be like anybody else.

1,330 cabins and with 93 percent of cabins offering an ocean view. Eighty six percent will have a terrace.

There are 78 “Rockstar Suites,” which are built for luxury with spacious rooms and fully-stocked bars. Many offer oceanfront views. Suite guests will also have access to “Richard’s Rooftop,” an exclusive outdoor deck where they can drink, tan or socialize.

These supremely modern digs are steeped in the Virgin rock & roll heritage, with nods to icons like Grace Jones. The mega yacht inspired look features a retro-futurism design with a palette of deep blues used with iridescent dichroic elements in the bathroom to echo the deep blue sea.

Pink Agave, a Mexican joint designed to look like an elevated taqueria on the streets of Mexico City

drag brunch at the  vibrant Razzle Dazzle, where the menu is split into a “nice” section with only plant-based vegetarian and vegan items and a “naughty” list, which features meat additions to meals or boozy shots. The flashy red-and-white entrance was inspired by the camouflaged pattern painted on warships from WWI and WWII.

The ship, which will have a “no tipping” policy. All of their food will be made to order. In doing this, the ship cutting back on waste, lowering our energy usage and emissions, and setting up the Scarlet Lady to be the future of sustainable sea travel.

The ship’s inaugural trip will sail from Miami to the Caribbean in 2020, and future itineraries will include trips to Cuba. The four- or five-night Havana After Dark schedule, allows travelers to explore the culture of Cuba, including an overnight stay in the capital city.

Dominican Daze journey, also five nights, takes travelers to Puerto Plata in the D.R. On the island, they’ll offer trekking, surfing class.

The five-night Mayan Sol itinerary heads to Costa Maya, Mexico, where sailors can disembark to explore ancient ruins and dive at coral reefs.

The Scarlet Lady opens for 2020 bookings on February 14. Visit for more information.

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