Billionaire Richard Branson's cruise line sets sail on its inaugural journey in 2020

By Madison Roberts
March 28, 2019 11:53 AM

Richard Branson’s cruise line Virgin Voyages has announced another exciting amenity on board their new ship: a karaoke room!

The Scarlet Lady, which embarks on its inaugural sailing in 2020, will incorporate a room called the Groupie, where guests can book the space for karaoke, gaming and a movie. The space is designed as a “modernist take on a Japanese-style karaoke room,” which are typically small, private social spaces with one karaoke player and microphones where travelers can belt out tunes with their friends.

Alongside the personal performance room, the ship will also feature a record shop called Voyage Vinyl, where sailors can experience music from all eras and genres through personal listening stations, limited-edition vinyl collections with playlists by Virgin Voyages’ resident DJs and a performance spot for live sets.

Credit: Virgin Voyages
Credit: Virgin Voyages

So far, the lineup for the adults-only voyages include Mark Ronson, MK (Marc Kinchen) and Sofi Tukker who will perform on the ship, at select in-port destinations and at The Beach Club in Bimini.

Virgin Voyages passengers will have an impressive variety of sailings to choose from, where they can enjoy these musical amenities.

Credit: Virgin Voyages

“We have composed itineraries that have a sense of palpable culture, history and above all induce that carefree feeling that you only get while on holiday,” says Diana Block Garcia, vice president of itinerary and destination development.

The four or five-night Havana After Dark schedule, allows travelers to explore the culture of Cuba, including an overnight stay in the capital city.

The five-night Mayan Sol itinerary heads to Costa Maya, Mexico, where sailors can disembark to explore ancient ruins and dive at coral reefs.

And the Dominican Daze journey, also five nights, takes travelers to Puerto Plata in the D.R. On the island, they’ll offer trekking, surfing class or, for the more low-key cruiser, shopping excursions for handicrafts.


All the voyages will depart from Miami.

The ship, which will have a “no tipping” policy, has 1,330 cabins and 78 “RockStar” suites, with 93 percent of cabins offering an ocean view. Eighty six percent will have a terrace. There are also special rooms for groups, which have four “chalet-style” bunk beds, and cabins designed specifically with solo travelers in mind.

Bookings are now open for the Scarlet Lady’s 2020 trips. Visit for more information.