A focus on wellness for Virgin Voyages’ newly named ship

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The name of the first ship from Virgin Voyages, the cruise line owned by billionaire entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson, has been revealed.

The Scarlet Lady will be launched in 2020 and has some features onboard which the line hopes will revolutionise the cruise industry.

Virgin Voyages has put a ban on single-use plastics onboard and there will be a new wellbeing program for the health conscious cruiser called Vitamin at Sea.

The plastic ban will include plastic straws, bottled water, condiment packets, shopping bags, food packaging, stirrers as well as takeaway coffee cups, and the line is striving to become the cleanest cruise line said CEO Tom McAlpin.

Aside from the Vitamin at Sea program, there will be hosted fitness classes (all of which will be included in the fare) in its nine new onboard spaces.

The Crow’s Nest has 360 degree views around the ship and there will be mats placed around the space for sunrise and sunset yoga.

The Scarlet Lady also will have The Runway running track, The Athletic Club which includes a boxing ring and gym equipment modelled on a 1920s sports club as well as The B Complex with rooms for spin, cardio and yoga.

For some pampering, the ship’s spa called Redemption has a barber shop, a male pedicure spa, a blow dry bar as well as a mani-pedi spa.

The second Virgin Voyages ship will be launched in 2021.