Making Ship Happen
Virgin Voyages’ Scarlet Lady promises to shake up the cruise industry when it lauches this month. Here’s how Voyage Store can help you join the revolution
The wait is finally over – Scarlet Lady, the first ship from Virgin Voyages, Richard Branson’s revolutionary cruise line, has arrived. Featuring spaces designed by some of the top names in contemporary interiors, the adult-only ship promises to provide a sanctuary at sea for the savvy traveller. With world-class entertainment and more than 20 intimate eateries on board, Virgin Voyages puts a new twist on luxury travel. With all restaurants, group fitness classes, soft drinks, and much more included within the voyage fare, it offers
simplicity and value for money in the more stylish of settings. Dining options include Korean BBQ, steakhouses, an international food market, with Virgin Voyages having ditched the one-big-dining hall and buffet experience. The line says it is swapping classic Broadway productions for “never before seen at sea exhilarating, contemporary and immersive entertainment”. Scarlet Lady will sail from Miami to the Caribbean in 2020, hosting more than 2,770 guests and 1,160 crew from around the world. Hot on its heels its sister ship, Valiant Lady, will sail the Mediterranean with seven-night itineraries setting sail from its homeport in Barcelona from May 2021. First Mates rates
Voyage Store enables First Mates – that is, travel partners, in Virgin Voyages lingo – to dynamically package a Virgin Voyages cruise with pre-and post land arrangement and flights. Operated by one of the UK’s bestknown flight consolidators, Voyage Store allows agents to take advantage of its vast industry experience, great flight rates and out-of-date range fares. This gives your guests the option to extend their trip with pre-or-post stay to see more of the region they are setting sail from. Whether it be a spot of shopping in Miami or a city break in
New York, it can package up any itineraries a guest desires. By registering to Voyage Store, agents will still receive all the amazing Virgin Voyage benefits plus additional Voyage Store perks including £25 Love2shop voucher for every booking in 2020, 10 per cent commission on the whole package cost; plus with the debut of Scarlet Lady, agent will receive a bonus 3 per cent stackable commission on the
voyage fare throughout 2020. On top of all that, agents have the opportunity to attend fam trips to experience the Virgin way of cruising
as well as extraordinary events. To dive into the action, register today at trade-voyagestore.com.
"As our most important partners, we wanted to update you first about our recent decision to postpone our sailings through October 15th, 2020 — which your Sailors will be notified about on Thursday, May 21. We’ve been working hard to find a way to set sail by August, but that hasn’t turned out to be possible".
Virgin Voyages understand that people have concerns about the Coronavirus. Rest assured, the safety, security, and comfort of all Sailors and Crew are Virgin Voyages top priority. Virgin Voyages are implementing proactive safety measures as detailed below, including enhanced health screenings prior to embarkation for all ship visits and voyages.
Virgin Voyages has launched a dedicated trade packaging platform as it prepares to host UK agents on its first ship Scarlet Lady in Dover this weekend.