(PRESS RELEASE)_MIAMI, FL - March 7, 2023 - Recently awarded Cruise Critic’s 2022 Editors’ Pick for Best Nightlife, newcomer Virgin Voyages is setting the stage for a remarkable 2023. Along with award winning Michelin-star culinary offerings, chic design, larger-than-life RockStar Quarters, extraordinary Virgin service and restorative wellbeing experiences, Sailors have more to look forward to as the brand unveils a fresh and exhilarating, fleet-wide line-up of incredible new entertainment. Together with its Creative Collective of the world’s best producers, Richard Branson’s exciting cruise brand will introduce spectacular new shows, parties, additional live music acts and a festival stage of rotating performances. With something for everyone, from small and intimate solo performances at The Dock House to epic, can’t-miss shipwide events like Scarlet Night, the new entertainment line-up promises to be as epic as the soon to launch Resilient Lady’s seven-night Greek itineraries.
Like the major entertainment districts in the world’s top cities, this year some of Virgin Voyages’ shows like Never Sleep Alone have wrapped their performance season. However, Sailor favorites like Duel Reality – a modern and acrobatic adaptation of Romeo and Juliet – and UNTITLED DANCESHOWPARTYTHING – an upbeat music video-style dance show – are back by popular demand for an extended run on Scarlet Lady and Valiant Lady.
Stealing the show for 2023, Virgin Voyages is also debuting several can’t-miss experiences across the entire fleet starting with a Supper Club Series. Bringing back the style and sophistication of the classic supper clubs, these new and exciting shows (such as Another Rose) are paired with unmatched elevated dining experiences. In February, Scarlet Lady and Valiant Lady also introduced Festival Stage Acts in The Manor, a series of rotating, comedy-driven performances that change every two to four weeks. After their respective MerMaiden voyages, Resilient Lady and Brilliant Lady will debut their own Festival Stage programs in The Red Room. Heralded by up-and-coming talent, Festival Stage will let Sailors see incredibly talented mentalists, magicians, a cappella groups and comedians. Additionally, some of the brand’s popular performances like “It’s a Ship Show” will also travel across the fleet, allowing travelers to enjoy their favorite productions on different itineraries.
Today, Virgin Voyages is pulling back the velvet curtain, giving Sailors and First Mates a first-hand-glimpse into five, never-before-seen productions debuting this year including:
Richard Kilman, Vice President of Entertainment said, “We are so excited to bring our award-winning entertainment approach to life in 2023 across our whole fleet. With the anticipated launch of Resilient Lady, we're expanding on our entertainment and nightlife, and we're thrilled to debut a new line-up of shows with the same incredible production elements. Across the fleet, we are tapping into talent from all around the world, we’re ramping up comedy acts, and we are introducing new immersive performances that stick to that uniquely Virgin Voyages style and give people the opportunity to see or do something they never have before. It’s going to be epic.”
Virgin Voyages’ Happenings Cast – the brand’s reimagined take on a traditional cruise director – will continue to surprise & delight Sailors. With more than 50 activities and events on each ship, everyday “happenings” such as the 90s-inspired boy band dance classes, Spill The Beans for coffee aficionados and the PJ Party Under the Stars will bring joy to every voyage. The brand’s signature Scarlet Night event is also here to stay. Reigning supreme above all else, Scarlet Night tells the fabled story of the Octopus Goddess of the Sea and the Sailor that won her heart. It also features all of the star-studded entertainment personalities.
To peek into the world of Scarlet Night, check out “The Voyage,” a musically driven cinematic experience set to a tropical house remake of “Karma Chameleon.” The announcement of the brand’s new entertainment comes on the heels of Virgin Voyages’ recent video release. Starring pop-artist Drew Love, the new video is a fresh take on the Virgin Records 80s smash hit, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year.
For more information on Virgin Voyages’ live entertainment and first-to-sea productions, visit virginvoyages.com/l/entertainment-2023.
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