Virgin Voyages Sweeps The Award Board!


Virgin Voyages is the 1st brand to (ever) sweep the Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice awards.

This new cruise company recently took home all 5 awards in the large ship category for the Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice Awards 2023 — making the line the first in history to do so. For those not familiar, this is like the Oscars for cruise holidays!

From Virgin’s focus on exceptional service to the exclusive signature red hammocks on every balcony, the line is extremely proud of what they have created aboard its lady ships!

Richard Branson’s Virgin Group launched this cruise line in 2020, offering a unique cruising experience targeted towards adults, with an emphasis on wellness, sustainability and fun.

The ships are designed to be luxurious and innovative, with features such as a vinyl record store, a tattoo parlour, and a nightclub.

Their aim is to be environmentally friendly by using clean energy, eliminating single-use plastics, and offering sustainable food options.

Virgin operates in various locations around the world, including the Caribbean, Europe, and Asia.

Cruise Critic Cruisers Choice – Virgin Voyages Goes IN!

Virgin Voyages took home the following awards:

Best Overall Cruise Line – the lines’ exclusively adult superyacht-inspired lady ships are sailing to some of the most dazzling destinations in the world.

Best Dining – With 20+ eateries (all included!) and Michelin-starred chef-curated menus that feature fresh and made-to-order food.

Best Service – Virgin Voyages’ incredible Crew is at the heart of what the line does, making sure their Sailors have the most brilliant experience possible.

Best Cabins – Gorgeously designed, roomy rain showers, ample storage, and, best of all, Virgin Voyages cabins feature the lines’ signature red hammocks — exclusively on Virgin Voyages ships.

Best Value for Money – Always Included Luxury gives you epic perks on every single voyage — like all food, entertainment, all tips, WiFi, group fitness classes, and essential drinks.

Only members of the cruising community vote exclusively for the Cruise Critic awards and they are totally impartial.

The all-inclusive approach really does set the line apart from many others and it’s for these very reasons that they bagged the best value award!

  • 20+ Dining options
  • All group fitness classes
  • 100|% Gratuities – no hidden fees!
  • Wi-Fi
  • Essential Drinks – water, soda, juices, drip coffee and tea
  • Live entertainment and activities

Virgin Voyages Ships

Richard Branson’s cruise line currently operates three ships: Scarlet Lady, Valiant Lady and Resilient Lady, and a 4th one, Brilliant Lady, will join in the future.

Scarlet Lady was the first ship in the fleet and launched in 2020 and designed to accommodate up to 2,770 passengers, offering a range of features and amenities including a large spa, multiple dining venues, a theatre, a nightclub and outdoor spaces such as a pool deck and an athletic club.

Valiant Lady debuted in 2022 and also accommodates up to 2,770 passengers, but she does have some unique differences like a more Mediterranean theme, for example.

All ships within the Virgin Voyages fleet are designed to offer a high level of luxury and comfort, with modern decor and state-of-the-art technology. They also have an emphasis on sustainability, with features like an energy-efficient hull design and a ban on single-use plastics.

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