Virgin Voyages today released designs and images of its RockStar Suites, set to debut on the Scarlet Lady sailing from Miami in early 2020.
“The new company is throwing out traditional clichés on stuffy luxury and formalities, and instead bringing Rebellious Luxe to life at sea with their RockStar Suites designed by Tom Dixon’s Design Research Studio as the pinnacle of that experience,” Virgin said, in a statement.
Highlights of The Massive Suite (pictured, above), the top suite aboard the Scarlet Lady, include its very own guitar-clad music room, views of the ocean from every corner of the suite, and a massive terrace complete with its own outdoor shower, hot tub, hammocks and a runway outdoor dining table, where a staircase will help guests make their way on top of the table for dancing.
“Virgin has always avoided stuffy formalities and brought a lot of excitement and a bit of rebelliousness to our customer experiences’ said Sir Richard Branson, Founder of the Virgin Group. ‘With these glamorous suites, Virgin Voyages is bringing rock and roll to the high seas and spoiling our sailors like the rockstars they are.”
The Scarlet Lady will have 78 RockStar Suites, and 15 Mega RockStar Suites, the Massive Suites, Fab Suites, Posh Suites and Gorgeous Suites.
In addition, guests in the RockStar Suites will receive a number of perks, including a private lounge area, priority access to entertainment and restaurants and other items.
“We have combined brilliant design and Virgin Voyages’ epic Sailor experience vision to create a completely new version of luxury– Rebellious Luxe, which is at the intersection of luxury and a rebellious attitude that makes everything we do different, indulgent and meaningfully relevant to our Sailors. Whether they want to sleep all day, praise the sun with yoga at dusk or party all night, our RockStar Suite Sailors can live out their fantasies aboard the Scarlet Lady,” said Tom McAlpin CEO of Virgin Voyages.
Virgin said the RockStar Suites were inspired by mega yachts and rock and roll style icons like Grace Jones, the RockStar Suites feature Tom Dixon’s iconic retro-futurism designs with a palette of deep blues used with iridescent dichroic elements to echo the colors of the sky and sea when sailing.
Touches of yacht materiality are sprinkled throughout the suites with real leather finishes, marble-clad bathrooms and Terrazzo flooring. The suite’s design features nautical nods with a brass glam station and accenting beauty counter and bedhead lighting.
The supremely modern suites boast high-quality design elements and bespoke Tom Dixon furniture pieces. Because music is the soundtrack to the soul, each suite is equipped with a vinyl turntable.
The RockStar Suites will be positioned near the top of the vessel, Virgin said, with all suites purposefully configured to maximize the view of the ocean. Many of the ship’s suites feature a Peek-a-Boo shower, an all marble shower with a dichroic glass window carved in the center.
The sea terrace for each suite will feature a specially-designed champagne table where an ice bucket fits perfectly at the center of the table situated next to stargazing loungers, and Yellow Leaf brand, sustainably sourced terrace hammocks.
Guests in the RockStar Suites will be taken care of by Virgin’s RockStar Services Crew, from time of booking, to sail away and throughout their voyage.
There will be backstage access for RockStar Suites Sailors at every corner, with early access to onboard entertainment, restaurants, Shore Things, a private transfer to and from the ship in Miami and an exclusive express VIP pathway to the ship during embarkation, Virgin said.
RockStar Suites Sailors will have their own wardrobe team to help unpack and repack, complimentary pressing service and nightly express swimsuit drying service, Virgin said, in a statement.
Suites will have a full bar and cocktail kit “fit for a rockstar,” with the first round on the house.
All RockStar Suites Sailors will have access to Richard’s Rooftop, a own private members club, a secluded place for them to bask under the sun or have a drink under the stars.
Suites will feature mood lighting and in-room tablets, Virgin said.
There are two Massive Suites aboard the Scarlet Lady, with suite each sitting atop of the ship’s bridge.
These 2,147 square foot suites each featuring its very own music room, which seconds as an extra bedroom that is stocked with guitars and an amplifier. At the center of the Massive Suite is a circular oversized couch set up, perfect for conversation and cocktails from the suite’s adjacent in-room bar.
There are also two Fab Suites aboard, with an open wall that separates the space in these suites into bedroom and living areas. The living area features room for friends, with a sofa that converts to sleep two, an extra half bathroom and an entertainment credenza. The suite bedroom area features a large wardrobe for extra closet space, while sunning on the terrace is encouraged with a outdoor shower, stargazing loungers, a sofa, a terrace hammock and champagne table.
There are also two Posh Suites, which can sleep up to four with separate living and bedroom areas. Some suite highlights include a convertible sofa, an extra half bath and a terrace with a outdoor shower, stargazing loungers, a sofa, a terrace hammock and champagne table.
There are nine Gorgeous Suites, with an open floor plan with a distinct lounge and bedroom areas, plus a luxurious marble bathroom with shower window, and an expansive terrace with a outdoor shower and more.
In addition are 18 Brilliant Suites, also with an open floor plan; 14 Cheeky Corner Suites; and 24 Seriously Suites, plus seven Sweet Aft Suites.