What's it like to cruise with Virgin? Find out in our Scarlet Lady Cruise Vlogs!

We spent 4 nights on the brand new Virgin Voyages Cruise Ship Scarlet Lady. The cruise started in Portsmouth a new cruise port for us on the south coast of England.

We had heard a lot of differing opinions about this new cruise line and ship and really thought that they were definitely not the cruise line for us. We are a married couple in our late 50’s and this cruise line is definitely not targeted at our age group. They also made the bold statement that they would revolutionise cruising, which did intrigue us. The cruises were for only 4 nights and with the cruise line normally being based in the US, it was a rare opportunity. So we thought what have we got to lose, and booked it. Worse case scenario was that if we don’t like it we just won’t cruise with them again.

In this post we share our vlogs so when you watch them you can make the decision whether cruising with Virgin Voyages would be for you!

Relevant reading – Virgin Voyages Drinks Prices


Embarkation and our first impressions - Scarlet Lady Cruise Vlogs - Episode 1

In our first episode we experience embarkation the Virgin way and let you know our initial thoughts of this brand new cruise ship and how different it is so far to conventional cruising!

Are we too old for Virgin?

Are there to many gimmicks on a Virgin Voyages cruise? Scarlet Lady Cruise Vlogs - Episode 2

It is our first full day onboard and we really start to explore the Scarlet Lady cruise ship. We find the adults playground, that crazy net and experience the controversial swimming pool. Find out what we thought of it all!

Food and Restaurants on Virgin Voyages Scarlet Lady Cruise Vlogs - Episode 3

In episode 3 of our Virgin Voyages Scarlet Lady cruise vlogs we spend time at The Dock right at the aft of the ship & experience The Groupie, our first private Karaoke experience. We also have our first Korean BBQ at sea, and find out if brunch at the Wake is as good as everyone says it is!

Bars and Big Personalities! - Virgin Voyages Scarlet Lady Cruise Vlogs - Episode 4

In episode 4 we continue our fun cruise on Virgin Voyages brand new ship the Scarlet Lady. After all the fabulous food we have had, our restaurant experiences unfortunately are not so good but we do meet a very big personality and we do find a new favourite bar!

Cruising with Virgin - would we do it again? Virgin Voyages Scarlet Lady Cruise Vlogs - Episode 5

In our last episode of our Scarlet Lady Cruise Vlogs, we have a surprise visit to the Bridge, try the Tapas at the Dockhouse, and see one of the most exciting shows we have ever seen at sea. We also discuss whether we will ever cruise with Virgin again!

We hope that you have found this series useful and after watching all these videos now know whether Virgin Voyages is the cruise line for you!

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