Virgin Voyages Creates a Foodie’s Floating Feast — Including Drag Brunch

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Virgin Voyages, a new brand from Richard Branson’s Virgin Group has been causing a commotion with a foodie concept set to shake up the travel industry. Their first ship, the Scarlet Lady, boasts more than 20 options, including restaurants, seaside lounges and casual eateries.

“We want our eateries to delight and ignite serendipitous experiences for our sailors, so [we] have set out on a mission to capture the spirit of dining in the best cities of the world and bring it to sea,” explained Virgin Voyages President and CEO Tom McAlpin. Intentionally adult by design, Virgin Voyages caters to the over-18 traveler and boasts one of the cleanest fleets at sea with a ban on single-use plastics and no buffets on board of the ship.

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The Scarlet Lady’s inaugural voyage sets sail from Port Miami for the 2020 season with 2,770 sailors and a crew of some 1,160. The Scarlet Lady also brings an impressive lineup of drag performers onboard in their new Drag Brunch series. Their lewks are a good match for the décor at Razzle Dazzle, which is inspired by the bold camouflaging of vessels from World War I.

Its creative menu will offer a broad array of “naughty” and “nice” options, including “nice” plant-based vegetarian and vegan dishes and “naughty” dishes that incorporate meat and alcohol. Drag Brunch attendees will have the option of enjoying bottomless drag-inspired cocktails like the “Yassss Queen” (seriously) and the Razzle Dizzle, a CBD-infused libation.

Other restaurants will include Wake, which offers an extraordinary view of the water churning behind the ship alongside theatrical land and sea classics; the laboratory-like Test Kitchen, which offers cooking and mixology classes; and Pink Agave, which is meant to evoke the warm ambience of Mexico City.

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Last modified: April 2, 2019