A sneak peek into the lavish suites designed by Tom Dixon for Virgin’s first cruise ship

Cruise liners are perhaps my most preferred mode of transportation these days. The mere concept of exploring numerous cities without much travel, coupled with an abundance of luxury is truly liberating. More so, now that Virgin has ventured into cruise liners, the idea of cruises has resurfaced on our list. Their debut on the seas is slated for 2020 and we’re delving right into the details of their first cruise ship, The Scarlet Lady.

Well to begin with, Virgin has roped in British designer Tom Dixon to design the cruise ships suites. The 78 RockStar suites will be oozing with opulence, comfort and contemporary aesthetic value. The eight different variations by Dixon and his Design Research studio, include the Massive suite, Fab suite, Posh suite, Gorgeous suite, Brilliant suite, Cheeky Corner suite, Sweet Aft suite, and the Seriously suite. Okay, we’re already in love with the quirky names!

Dixon’s design language aims to “throw out traditional clichés on stuffy luxury and formalities, bringing “rebellious luxe to life at sea.” Pairing a deep blue colour palette with the overall theme of retro-futuristic, the suites are in sync with the sky and sea – a cruise liner’s two standard companions all through its voyage.

Dixon spoke about his design, adding “We were intrigued to be appointed to rethink some of the most interesting spaces on this ship.” He added “A very rare opportunity to delve into a completely new escapist realm.”

The suite interiors adorn leather finishes, marble-clad bathrooms, and finished with plush terrazzo flooring. Nautical elements like blue and white striped patterns and brass furnishings enhance the aesthetics of the suite.

We fancy the Massive suite the most with a colossal 200 sq meter area covering a spacious terrace, an outdoor jacuzzi, a dining table for six, hammocks and a catamaran net for stargazing, a bar and a meditation area overlooking the ocean. I personally would mark this above most hotel suites. Honestly, the remaining seven categories don’t fail to impress with a sea terrace, fully-stocked bar, adjustable lighting including blackout curtains, and gorgeous furnishings.

Are you just amazed as we are? Well, head over to Virgin Voyages to learn more.


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