Virgin Voyages is currently building their first cruise ship, the Scarlet Lady (due to set sail in Q1 of 2020). Details have emerged on the cruise company's RockStar Suites, designed by Tom Dixon’s Design Research Studio.
Virgin Voyages’ RockStar Suites bring a fresh take to yachting glamour steeped in the Virgin brand’s rock and roll heritage. Inspired by mega yachts and the glory days of rock and roll, the RockStar Suites feature a retro-futurism design with a palette of deep blues used with iridescent dichroic elements to echo the deep blue sea.
Each suite comes equipped with a VIP perks including a personal assistant “Rockstar Coordinator,” private transportation, a personal wardrobe team to help guests pack and unpack, complimentary pressing service, nightly express swimsuit drying service and exclusive early access to onboard entertainment and restaurants as well as exclusive access to Richard’s Rooftop – a secluded, members only club for guests in the RockStar Suites to bask in the sun or have a drink under the stars.
The intimate, adult-by-design Scarlet Lady will only feature 78 total RockStar Suites. Dixon designed eight different variations of the RockStar Suites, detailed below. Each suite features a sea terrace, electric, adjustable lighting including blackout curtains and a gold-plated vinyl record player accompanied by an en-suite collection of classic records.
Massive Suite – The largest of the RockStar Suites is 2,147 sq. ft. including an expansive sea terrace complete with an outdoor Jacuzzi, a dining table for six where a staircase to help sailors make their way to dance on top of the table, a private outdoor shower, hammocks and a catamaran net for stargazing, circular sea bar loungers and a meditation area overlooking the ocean. Inside the suite that sleeps six is a living room large enough for entertaining, a music room and bedroom.
Fab Suite – At 950 sq. ft., an open wall separates the space into distinct bedroom and living areas, featuring an extra-long sea terrace with an outdoor shower, stargazing loungers, a hammock and a champagne table.
Posh Suite – This 833 sq. ft. suite features a fully stocked bar, record player, spacious living room, a peek-a-boo shower for gazing out at the ocean and an sea terrace complete with lounge chairs, outdoor shower and champagne table.
Gorgeous Suite – The 570 sq. ft. suite features an open plan lounge and bedroom, a luxurious bathroom with a window to see the sea, an expansive sea terrace featuring an outdoor shower, lounge chairs and a hammock.
Brilliant Suite – The 482 sq. ft. suite has an open plan featuring a stocked bar with record player and sea terrace complete with a hammock swing chair.
Cheeky Corner Suite – Ranging between 607 and 847.8 sq. ft, the Cheeky Corner Suites’ wrapping panoramic views from the corner of the ship provide the perfect views of the sea with direct views of the sea, larger balconies with sofa loungers, interconnecting doors able to connect with adjacent sea terrace cabins and more.
Sweet Aft Suite – Between 416 and 661 sq. ft., this suite is positioned centrally at the aft of the ship, and provide the most-Instagrammable wake view directly from the bed or even from inside the shower. Guests can enjoy more views from the suite’s sea terrace.
Seriously Suite – Between 352 and 357 sq. ft, the Seriously Suite is the most popular RockStar Suite. The space features an open plan lounge and bedroom, sea terrace with chairs, plus a luxurious bathroom with a window to see the sea.