News Mar 07, 2024

Virgin Voyages Redefines “Work from Home” with Month-Long Mediterranean Adventure at Sea

Summer Season Pass at Virgin Voyages
Richard Branson and Virgin Voyages introduce “Scarlet Summer Season Pass” aboard its award-winning Scarlet Lady.

MIAMI, FL - March 7, 2024 – Global entrepreneur Richard Branson is giving WFH a new meaning as his newest, award-winning travel brand, Virgin Voyages, introduces “Scarlet Summer Season Pass.” Travelers can now WFH, “Work From Helm,” with a month aboard Scarlet Lady as she sails through the gorgeous Mediterranean Sea. 

Voted the best new cruise ship by Cruise Critic in her inaugural year and having earned top honors in Condé Nast Traveler’s 2024 Gold List and in the 2022 Hot List – Scarlet Lady is giving Sailors an excuse to ditch their offices and stale PJ attire, opting instead for the ultimate summer soiree at sea complete with a spicy splash of red. 

Say goodbye to boring, glitchy virtual backgrounds with those awkward floating head illusions and bid “Ahoy!” to striking (real) backdrops in southern Europe. Between June and September, Sailors are invited to embark on a four-week journey, exploring fabulous coastal towns like Cannes, Civitavecchia (Rome), Ibiza, Palma de Mallorca, Ajaccio (Corsica) and more.

Richard Branson, Virgin Group Founder, said, “I’ve been fortunate enough to be able to do my work from anywhere. When I started Virgin, I was actually working out of a houseboat. I’ve never thought of work and play as two different things, it’s all just living. We want to give Sailors that same opportunity, so we came up with this idea to have them travel the world while working aboard our beautiful ships. Though this sounds like a lot more fun than my houseboat!”

Inspired by Branson’s passion for doing what you love while also having a bit of fun and adventure, the Scarlet Summer Season Pass is offering Sailors an opportunity to work, travel and eat their way through Europe while enjoying the fastest Wi-Fi at sea. The ship is newly equipped with integrated SES Cruise mPOWERED + Starlink PRO, offering unmatched connectivity of up to 1.5 Gbps per ship. Wi-Fi is complimentary for all Sailors (and Crew), as are gratuities, group fitness classes like zen-inducing yoga and high-energy HIIT or spin classes, soft drinks, coffee and tea, and delicious, Michelin-inspired food from more than 20 eateries.

“No longer does working from home mean being tied to a desk or home office and eating leftovers for lunch,” said Nirmal Saverimuttu, CEO of Virgin Voyages. “With our latest Wi-Fi upgrades, Virgin Voyages can now offer our Sailors the chance to see the world while working from a daybed at The Dock and sampling Mediterranean mezzes, then hopping off the ship in between calls to make the most of our incredible ports of call.”

Along with visiting nine spectacular destinations across Spain, Italy and France, Sailors who book the new four-week season pass will gain access to a dedicated concierge to help plan their month-long adventure. Whether it’s securing a reservation to the only Korean BBQ at sea or booking a day trip to explore the picturesque UNESCO World Heritage Site of Cinque Terre, Sailors will have Red Hot support throughout their entire journey.

The Details
The Scarlet Summer Season Pass includes four, back-to-back voyages and starts at $9,990. This is a savings of up to 30% compared to travelers booking four independent voyages.

The package for two includes accommodations in a Central Sea Terrace in a prime location on the ship. The modern cabins feature fun mood lighting, high-tech tablets to control the blinds, AC and television, rainfall showers, and Virgin Voyages’ signature red hammock on the outdoor balcony.

Also included is:

  • Premium Wi-Fi to stream meetings or the newest binge-worthy show
  • Wash & fold laundry service
  • Early access to book on-board dining and Shore Things
  • Access to a RockStar support team while on Scarlet Lady
  • Entry to Richard’s Rooftop, a chic space featuring daily Moët happy hours
  • A daily coffee credit to use at The Grounds Club with specialty brews and teas
  • Welcome bubbles to kick off Sailors’ month-long sailing celebration

To book, travelers should contact Sailor Services and request the back-to-back voyages they wish to purchase or contact their First Mate (travel advisor). The $9,990 pricing is not combinable with any other promotions and cannot be used with My Next Virgin Voyage (MNVV).  

For more information on Virgin Voyages’ award-winning experiences and epic itineraries, visit www.VirginVoyages.com.

 

About Virgin Voyages

Promising to Create an Epic Sea Change for All, Virgin Voyages is the award-winning, exclusively adult cruise line founded by Sir Richard Branson. Delivering unforgettable, relaxing vacations at sea, Virgin Voyages launched at the end of 2021. Inspired by superyacht design, its fleet of Lady Ships exemplify an elevated, boutique hotel at sea with contemporary spaces that strike the perfect balance of nautical chic and glamour. Currently departing from the sun-soaked cities of Miami, Barcelona, and Athens, the fleet offers more than 60 unique itineraries, sailing to 100 incredible ports of call.

On-board, 20+ eateries feature culinary experiences from Michelin-star chefs, stylish workout spaces and group fitness classes are offered daily, and a festival-like line-up of intimate and larger-than-life shows are on the agenda. Paired with modern, tech-savvy cabins, designer suites fit for a rockstar, and a mermaid-inspired spa and thermal suite, the brand is taking the industry by storm. In 2023, Virgin Voyages won Travel + Leisure’s highly coveted World’s Best Award for the best mega-ship ocean cruise line and swept the Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice Awards - the first time a brand has won in all five categories.

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