Virgin Voyages has announced the breadth of its onboard eateries, which include an expansive array of restaurants ranging from haute cuisine to casual fare.
With more than 20 food choices onboard its first ship, Scarlet Lady, the company released new designs for their restaurants, seaside lounges and casual eateries.
All have been designed by their Creative Collective, which includes world-renowned designers from Roman and Williams, Tom Dixon, Concrete Amsterdam and Soft Room, amongst others.
The Scarlet Lady is designed to reflect a yacht’s sleek luxury and will set sail from PortMiami for the 2020 season with 2,770 sailors and 1,160 crew on an unforgettable journey to the Caribbean. She will also be the newest ship sailing to Havana on select voyages.
Virgin Voyages will bring city-like eating to sea and throw out the traditional cruise dining rule book, with no buffet, no main dining room, no forced formal wear, no assigned seating, no assigned dining times and an enhanced choice for sailors to grab a bite by keeping restaurant doors open until well into the night and, in some cases, the early hours of the morning.
The expanded Creative Collective includes the AvroKO Hospitality Group, AvroKO’s strategy arm, Brand Bureau and their very own Michelin starred chef Brad Farmerie, to help curate the company’s food concepts and strategy.
WAKE – Designed by Roman and Williams, Wake is a steak and seafood restaurant that offers sailors a dramatic view of the ship’s wake.
RAZZLE DAZZLE – A veggie forward eatery that features an interior scheme that uses the bold camouflaging of ships from WWI and patterns of black and white paint.
THE TEST KITCHEN – Inspired by Escoffier’s Ma Cuisine, a laboratory-like eatery that is part cooking school and part restaurant, making it the ultimate place for discovery through cuisine.
GEONBAE – A social, hands on, interactive, fun Korean barbeque dining experience.
PINK AGAVE – An elevated Mexican restaurant designed by Tom Dixon.
EXTRA VIRGIN – The ship’s trattoria serving regionally-inspired and approachable food, deeply rooted in Italian culinary traditions.
DOCK – Set in the ship’s sun-dappled lounging area at the aft of the ship on deck 7, The Dock is a beach club-inspired space.
THE GALLEY – A food hall that includes a dedicated bakery and pastry shop, a panini shop, a burger grill, a taco shack, a sushi bar with bento boxes, a noodle bar, a soup and salad stand, and a 24-hour American diner.
THE PIZZA PLACE – A place where sailors can choose from the classic menu, or design their very own own bespoke pizza and pies.