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  • Bird Alert! Meet 'The Boss' of our Rick Ross Billboard

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    We found this very cool and shareable from our hometown, Atlantic City USA

    Source: Ocean Casino Resort Atlantic City

    This Osprey will not allow Ocean Casino Resort to change out its HQ2 Rick Ross billboard.

    Ocean Casino Resort officials have stated that the Osprey listened and followed Rick Ross’ BOSS song lyrics.

    ??Chill how you want, boss.??

    It looks like this Osprey has become "The Boss" of our Rick Ross Billboard! In an effort to help protect our local wildlife, this billboard will not be swapped out until she flies the coop.

    Who is Rick Ross? William Leonard Roberts II (born January 28, 1976), known professionally as Rick Ross, is an American rapper, entrepreneur and record executive.

     

    ABOUT OCEAN CASINO RESORT:
    The Ocean Casino Resort spans 20 beachfront acres on the world famous Atlantic City Boardwalk. As the tallest building in Atlantic City, the tower encompasses 1,399 guest rooms and suites with unparalleled views. Ocean’s high energy casino features live entertainment, ocean views, nearly 2,000 of the most exciting slot machines, 125 action-packed table games and the finest sports book on the east coast in partnership with William Hill. Ocean Casino Resort offers an industry-leading loyalty program, Ocean Premier, that provides members with valuable incentives, benefits and rewards. With more than 15 restaurants, Ocean Casino Resort offers world-class dining including American Cut, Amada and Dolce Mare. Best in class amenities such as Exhale Spa + Bath House, 3 pools, HQ2 Nightclub, HQ2 Beach Club, Top Golf Swing Suite, shopping and more provide guests with boundless entertainment options. Additionally, Ocean Casino Resort has 160,000 square feet of flexible, indoor meeting and convention space and 90,000 square feet of unique outdoor spaces. Ocean Casino Resort is owned and operated by AC Ocean Walk, L.L.C.

     

  • SILVERSEA ENRICHES IN-SUITE EXPERIENCE WITH ENHANCED ENTERTAINMENT OPTIONS

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    Silversea Luxury Cruises




    Berman Travel, Silversea Cruise News, Direct From The Source.



    Berman Travel is the “Go To” Agency for Silversea Cruises and Voyages. Contact Susan Berman direct: 866-934-6292 / www.SusanSellsSilversea.com



    Source: Silversea Cruise Line



    (Miami, FL -- February 28, 2019) Silversea Cruises upgrades in-suite television programming across its fleet of intimate ships. In effect since January 1, 2019, the National Geographic and Sport 24 channels now enrich the impressive line-up of viewing options, which includes reputable international networks, such as BBC World News and Fox News, among others, plus the latest movies. As part of the enhancement, guests will now be able to watch live football and basketball fixtures, among other significant broadcasts.



    Building on Silversea’s deep travel offering, National Geographic is enhancing guests’ cruise experiences with fascinating series and documentaries on travel and science. Screened aboard all Silversea ships, which unlock the authentic beauty of over 900 of the world’s most remarkable destinations for guests, the National Geographic program mix includes content that offers guests a deep understanding of the amazing people, cultures and destinations they may be visiting on their cruise, depending on the itinerary.



    And now with the Sport 24 channel, Silversea guests are able to watch many of their favorite sports competitions while sailing to far-off lands. Owned and produced by IMG, a global leader in sports, events and media, the Sport 24 channel delivers the drama and excitement of live sporting action from around the world, including such professional associations and events as the National Hockey League, National Basketball Association, Premier League, Bundesliga, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, Rugby World Cup, Grand Slam tennis tournaments, golf's major championships, and more.



    Now enhanced as part of the cruise line’s ongoing Invictus Project—a long-term plan to grow and improve Silversea’s already luxurious fleet of ships—Silversea’s in-suite entertainment offering is among the best at sea. Guests enjoy up to 100 blockbuster movies, including approximately 20 new releases each month; 90 hours of destination and documentary content, tailored according to the sailed destination; and an additional 150 hours of television shows.



    "As part of our ongoing Project Invictus product upgrade initiative, we are delighted to enhance the in-suite experience for our guests with a broader range of television channels, delivering high-quality entertainment programming 24 hours a day, seven days a week," says Barbara Muckermann, Silversea's Chief Marketing Officer. "This latest enhancement reflects our commitment to making our guests feel totally at home in the farthest corners of the world."



    Each Silversea ship features spacious, all-suite, ocean-view accommodations, enriched by the attentive service of butlers. Suites are outfitted with elegant furnishings, at least one state-of-the-art flat-screen television with interactive media library, luxurious bed linens, plush bathrobes and slippers, and a host of all-inclusive touches, including a bar stocked with guests’ preferences, an in-suite dining service, and complimentary Wi-Fi.



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  • SILVERSEA’S GUESTS TRAVEL DEEPER WITH EXPANDED PROGRAM OF AUTHENTIC LOCAL PERFORMANCES

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    Berman Travel is the "Go To" Agency for Silversea Cruises and Voyages . Contact; Susan Berman direct: 866-934-6292 / www.SusanSellsSilversea.com
     

    Source: Silversea Cruise Line

    (Miami -- May 2, 2019) In order to unlock unique and immersive travel experiences for guests, Silversea is expanding its local entertainment offering by nearly threefold in 2019. The cruise line’s new, enhanced portfolio of 112 local performances—many of which are tailored exclusively for Silversea’s guests by talented artists—will enable travelers to dive deep into the cultures of the world, as they form meaningful connections with destinations. 

    For travelers seeking authentic cultural experiences, Silversea's regional entertainment programming literally brings the destination aboard, showcasing the history, traditions and spirit of the people and places visited on voyages across the globe. From Caribbean steel drummers to Cambodian Aspara dancers, Spanish flamenco artists and Italian musical ensembles, guests will enjoy many inspiring performances from talented, local dancers, musicians and vocalists. Aboard Silver Muse, Silver Wind, Silver Whisper, Silver Shadow, Silver Spirit and Silver Cloud, most guests cruising for 10 days or more will enjoy a local performance, in addition to Silversea’s customary entertainment programme.

    "Leveraging our destination expertise, these exceptional performers are handpicked not only to entertain but also to present the true essence of their country's culture and traditions," said Antonio Marangi, Silversea's Director of Entertainment and Enrichment. "Silversea’s complimentary entertainment program provides our guests with a deeper and more meaningful immersion into the authentic culture of a destination, going beyond their experiences ashore, and creating moments that are both personally enriching and transformative."

    Silversea’s guests will enjoy the following local entertainment offerings in 2019, among many others:

    J4 Quartet in New York, USA: The J4 Quartet, whose members Khari Joyner, Jeremy Kienbaum, Hikaru Yonezaki, and Julia Glenn all met while studying at New York City's prestigious Juilliard School, performs nearly every stylistic period, including baroque, classical, romantic, and contemporary. Each artist also enjoys a very active solo and teaching career, with both U.S. and international engagements.

    Ensemble Bacchelli in Livorno, Italy: Ensemble Bacchelli, an acclaimed musical and cultural association, whose performances have appeared on Italian television, performs an inspiring repertoire of genres, from baroque to classical, from lyric opera to operetta, from the 19th-century Viennese tradition to popular music and movie soundtracks. The works of Tuscan-born composers Pietro Mascagni and Giacomo Puccini especially resonate with the ensemble.

    Monaco Brass in Monte Carlo, Monaco: Monaco Brass, a 12-piece brass and percussion ensemble, hails from the venerable Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra, Monaco's premier orchestra. The celebrated ensemble gives concerts every year in a variety of festivals and halls with a repertoire ranging from the Renaissance to the 20th century, including jazz and film music.

    Authentic Flamenco in Palma de Mallorca & Seville, Spain: Authentic Flamenco—a group of performers who have graced the stages of the Flamenco Biennial of Seville, a world-renowned flamenco festival—presents the Spanish art of flamenco. This cherished tradition of song, dance and music, which has earned a place on UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage list, is also showcased by other gifted artists in other ports in
    Spain, such as pianist Sergio Monroy in Cádiz and Raza Flamenco in Barcelona. And Portugal's UNESCO-listed Fado singing genre is paired with flamenco for a unique show, during calls in Lisbon.

    Alaska String Band in Juneau, Alaska: This award-winning family of troubadours, which has featured on U.S. public television, showcases the best of Americana with an impressive collection of instruments, ranging from acoustic guitar to fiddle, mandolin and banjo. Featured genres include swing, jazz, rock, pop, folk and bluegrass.

    In addition to Silversea’s enhanced range of local performances, the cruise line recently bolstered its onboard entertainment offering with upgrades to its in-suite television programming.

    Silversea’s guests cruise in superlative comfort: ocean-view suites, sumptuous cuisine that adapts according to the sailed region, and the personalised service of a butler are just a few standout features. Enhancing the experience are such all-inclusive amenities as complimentary premium wines and spirits, speciality coffees, bottled water, juices and soft drinks served throughout the ship; an in-suite bar, stocked with guests' preferences; an in-suite 24-hour dining service; and unlimited complimentary Wi-Fi. 

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  • SILVERSEA CRUISES OPENS EXCLUSIVE PRE-SALE ON GROUNDBREAKING NEW WINTER 2020/2021 VOYAGES

    4/29/2019 3:25:25 PM Link 0 comments | Add comment

    Silversea Luxury Cruises

    silversea at berman travel

    Berman Travel is the "Go To" Agency for Silversea Cruises
    Susan Berman sells Silversea and Alot of It
    Search Voyages, View the Ships and 
    More at www.SusanSellsSilversea.com  or call Susan direct at 866-934-6292
     
     

    SOURCE: SILVERSEA CRUISE LINE

    (Monaco – April 2019) Silversea Cruises announces 54 new winter 2020/2021 voyages and opens an exclusive pre-sale for its Venetian Society members. The remarkable range of voyages will unlock more immersive experiences for the cruise line’s guests, with an increased number of unique ports for the winter season and 20 maiden calls. Silversea’s team of destination experts has crafted the voyages to incorporate both iconic and rare travel experiences, enabling guests to travel deeper into the authentic beauty of the world in luxury. 

    Comprising the winter itineraries of Silver Muse, Silver Whisper, Silver Shadow, Silver Spirit and Silver Moon ­­­– an ultra-luxury sister ship to Silver Muse, due to join the fleet in August 2020 – the new collection of voyages will showcase the wonders of the Caribbean, springtime in Asia, and the best of both Australia and South America on respective circumnavigations, among other remarkable experiences. Simplifying guests’ journeys, travellers will enjoy complimentary round-trip economy class flights, or business class upgrades starting from USD 199 per leg, and transfers on virtually all voyages in the new collection (exceptions and market-specific conditions may apply).

    A combined total of 26 voyages aboard Silver Shadow, Silver Whisper and Silver Moon will enable guests to form meaningful connections with 46 destinations in the Caribbean. In addition to many quintessential experiences—such as immersive journeys into the rainforests of St. Lucia, opportunities to explore the chic boutiques of St. Barth, and tranquil moments spent in the Spanish-tiled courtyards of San Juan—Silversea’s guests will discover more intimate, lesser-visited ports, such as Jost Van Dyke, Bequia, and Mayreau. Guests will also have the opportunity to travel deeper into the vibrant culture and spectacular landscapes of Cuba. For guests’ convenience, many Caribbean voyages will depart and/or culminate in Fort Lauderdale. A sample itinerary from the new Caribbean voyages on offer includes: 

    · Fort Lauderdale to Bridgetown: Silversea’s Silver Whisper will depart Fort Lauderdale on November 10, 2020, on a 10-day voyage to Bridgetown, Barbados. Guests will journey to San Juan, Jost Van Dyke, St. John’s, Fort-de-France, Mayreau, St. George’s, and Bequia, before arriving in Bridgetown on November 20, 2020. A rich variety of immersive shore experiences in each destination will complement Silversea’s trademark level of luxury on board to make for a unique voyage.

    In Asia, Silver Muse and Silver Spirit will unlock 58 spectacular destinations in 18 countries for guests, with each ship completing seven voyages between September 2020 and May 2021. In addition to calls in the major ports of Mumbai, Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Tokyo, the new collection’s Asian highlights include multiple overnights calls in various Vietnam destinations and roundtrip voyages from Tokyo during the cherry
    blossom season. Guests will dive deep into the enchanting cultures of Asia through immersive shore experiences and various onboard enrichments, as they travel in superlative comfort. Among the new voyages on offer in Asia is the following sample itinerary:

    · Tokyo to Tokyo: completing a 15-day circumnavigation of Japan’s largest island, Honshu, Silver Muse will depart Tokyo on April 5, 2021. Aboard the cruise line’s flagship, Silversea’s guests will journey closer to the authentic beauty of Asia, calling at Shimizu; Kobe, on an overnight call; and Hiroshima; before reaching Yeosu in South Korea. Subsequently, travellers will explore Kanazawa, Niigata, Akita, Aomori, and Hakodate, ahead of arriving in Tokyo on April 19, 2021.

    Enjoying the best service at sea, guests will be able to sail to a total of 49 destinations in eight countries in and around Australia and New Zealand, between October 2020 and March 2021. By combining three voyages—Sydney to Fremantle (Perth), Fremantle (Perth) to Bali, and Bali to
    Sydney—travellers will be able to complete a 50-day circumnavigation of Australia aboard Silver Muse, discovering the delights of Australia, New
    Zealand and Indonesia in the process. Additionally, iconic destinations in Australia and New Zealand, as well as a number of alluring Pacific Islands, will be showcased on a selection of Sydney-to-Auckland voyages from December 2020 to February 2021. The new collection includes the following sample voyage: 

    · Sydney to Auckland: between December 20, 2020, and January 5, 2021, Silver Muse will take guests closer to the region’s remarkable beauty, on an incredible 16-day voyage between Sydney and Auckland. After calling at Melbourne, guests will travel to Burnie in Tasmania, ahead of crossing to cruise New Zealand’s Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound, and Dusky Sounds—among the most naturally beautiful destinations in the world. Next come Port Chalmers (Dunedin), Akaroa, Kaikoura, Wellington, Gisborne, Tauranga, before guests discover the vibrant city of Auckland on an overnight call.

    In her inaugural season in the region, Silver Moon will journey throughout Central and South America between January and April, 2021, enabling guests to discover 55 destinations in 27 countries. S.A.L.T., Silversea’s pioneering new culinary concept, will enrich guests’ experience aboard Silver Moon, enabling travellers to form meaningful connections with visited destinations through unique culinary experiences. Aboard Silversea’s newest flagship, guests will be able to complete an incredible circumnavigation of South America over 69 days, when combining four voyages:

    · Fort Lauderdale to Fort Lauderdale (four voyages): The first segment of this unique experience will see Silversea’s guests travel from Fort Lauderdale to Callao, departing January 7, 2021, calling at Cozumel, Quintana Roo; Belize City; Roatan Island; Puerto Limón; San Blas Islands; and a transit of the famous Panama Canal. Subsequent overnights in Fuerte Amador (Panama City) and Guayaquil will precede a call in Salaverry, before Silver Moon reaches Callao (Lima). The second voyage, a 22-day route from Callao to Buenos Aires, will enable guests to travel deeper into the majestic Chilean Fjords and Ushuaia, among other alluring destinations, before setting sail for Argentina’s capital city. Travellers on the third voyage will explore destinations in Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil ahead of arriving in Rio de Janeiro. Concluding the roundtrip circumnavigation, Silver Moon will unlock various experiences for guests in Brazil, French Guiana, Barbados, Grenada, St. Lucia, Antigua and Barbuda, French West Indies, and Puerto Rico, prior to reaching Fort Lauderdale on March 17, 2021. 

    “Our new winter 2020/2021 voyages will form strong connections between our guests and the world’s most amazing destinations, as they enjoy immersive, authentic experiences,” says Barbara Muckermann, Silversea’s Chief Marketing Officer. “We are increasing the range of unique destinations on offer to expand the possibilities for our guests. Enjoying the best service at sea, fine cuisine with menus that will adapt to
    take guests deeper into visited cultures, and the unparalleled comfort of our intimate ships, our guests will journey closer to the authentic beauty of the world in luxury.”

    With an onboard offering that has been enriched with unprecedented levels of luxury by Silversea’s ongoing Project Invictus, Silversea’s guests cruise in superlative comfort: ocean-view  suites, sumptuous cuisine that adapts according to the sailed region, and the personalised service of a butler are just a few standout features. Enhancing the experience are such all-inclusive amenities as complimentary premium wines and spirits, speciality coffees, bottled water, juices and soft drinks served throughout the ship; an in-suite bar, stocked with guests' preferences; an in-suite 24-hour dining service; and unlimited complimentary Wi-Fi. 

    In addition to the inclusive air programme, travellers can benefit from a 10% early booking bonus, while loyal guests of Silversea’s Venetian Society will also enjoy customary benefits.

    Please note: pre-sale is open to Venetian Society members  only. All itineraries are subject to change based on a variety of external factors.

     

  • Virgin Voyages Brews Up Partnership with Intelligentsia Coffee

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    Virgin Voyages spills the beans and announces Intelligentsia Coffee as exclusive coffee provider with a custom Virgin Voyages blend and expert baristas crafting beverages at Ministry of Ground

     

    SOURCE: VIRGIN VOYAGES

    CHICAGO — April 22, 2019 — When Virgin Voyages’ first ship, the Scarlet Lady, embarks on her inaugural season in 2020, Sailors will have access to extraordinary brews from Intelligentsia Coffee. The specialty coffee pioneer and Virgin Voyages’ partnership will be rooted in shared values of commitment to quality and responsible sourcing.

    Coffee lovers should rejoice because Virgin Voyages Sailors will never have a bad cup on their holiday. Virgin Voyages’ exclusive Intelligentsia blend will be available complementary at all eateries on board Scarlet Lady and her sister lady ships. The Virgin Voyages Blend sources fresh coffee year-round, from Intelligentsia’s Northern season menu in the summer and fall and Southern season menu in the winter and spring. Throughout the year, Intelligentsia’s team creates a consistent flavor experience, balancing the comfort of familiar flavors with a spirit of adventure and discovery. Look for caramelized sugars, a touch of roastiness, and the natural sweetness that is the hallmark of Intelligentsia’s very best coffees.

     

     

    In addition to a constant supply of freshly brewed coffee in all eateries aboard Scarlet Lady, Ministry of Ground and Ministry of Ground Too powered by Intelligentsia will serve as the ship’s coffee bars, fully equipped with expert baristas and made to order beverages. Intelligentsia’s renowned coffee educators will provide extensive training to all Virgin Voyages baristas.

    "I judge a city by the quality of its coffee as social conversations cannot start before I've had my daily dose of personality juice,” said Chris Stubbs, Senior Director of Sailor Experience at Virgin Voyages.” We all knew Scarlet Lady needed a special coffee partner prepared by exceptionally trained baristas who can create the perfect cup of coffee to fuel our Sailors' voyages with us.

     

     

    Environmental sustainability and social impact are at the core of Virgin Voyages’ values. The brand’s purpose is to create an Epic Sea Change for All and use business as a force for good, creating positive changes for people and the planet. Those values are shared by Intelligentsia’s team, who focuses on making extraordinary coffee an agent of change.

    Chicago-based Intelligentsia is a pioneer of coffee’s “third wave”, and the ideals of exceptional quality, transparency, and innovation that define specialty coffee today. Best known for being the first to adopt the direct trade model, a progressive sourcing method where their buying team travels directly to coffee-producing countries to source and collaborate with partners, paying well above fair trade prices. Intelligentsia continues to innovate the industry, elevating every cup to a curated, culinary experience and working with partners to grow the world’s most exceptional coffees.

    Located in the heart of the ship on deck 7, coffee lovers can gaze out at the sea through a porthole-style window while enjoying their coffee. Designed by Softroom of London, Ministry of Ground features large porthole-style windows designed with their very own window seat so Sailors can gaze out at the ocean while sipping a single-origin coffee. Ministry of Ground has been designed with soft earth-tone finishes and furnished with aquamarine and purple hues for seating, tables and loungers. In addition to great hand-crafted specialty coffees, Sailors visiting Ministry of Ground can indulge in complimentary light cakes and bites with retail items like bags of Intelligentsia Coffee and JoJo loose-leaf teas, coffee cups, kettles and more available for purchase. Ministry of Ground Too is located in The Galley food market, so Sailors can sip their favorite specialty coffee while grabbing a quick bite.

     

    ABOUT INTELLIGENTSIA COFFEE

    Intelligentsia Coffee was founded by Doug Zell and Emily Mange in 1995, in the pursuit of extraordinary coffee. 24 years later, Intelligentsia remains one of specialty coffee’s most pioneering and innovative companies. The Intelligentsia Direct Trade sourcing model has created opportunities for thousands of smallholder coffee farmers around the world and has been adopted by specialty coffee roasters everywhere. Known for their In-Season program and unique single-origin and rotating blends, Intelligentsia provides exclusive, remarkable coffees consumers won’t find anywhere else. There are 13 Intelligentsia coffeebars around the country, six located in their hometown of Chicago, four in Los Angeles, two in Boston and one in New York City. 2019 will welcome three new coffeebars: Hollywood (now open), TWA (spring 2019) and Austin (summer 2019). Follow on social at @IntelligentsiaCoffee on Facebook and Instagram, and @Intelligentsia on Twitter.

     

    ABOUT VIRGIN VOYAGES

    Virgin Voyages is a global lifestyle brand committed to creating the world’s most irresistible holiday. With operations in the US, UK and Europe, Virgin Voyages currently has four ships on order with master shipbuilder Fincantieri. 

    With its inaugural season scheduled for 2020, Virgin Voyages’ first ship the Scarlet Lady was designed to reflect a yacht’s sleek luxury. Featuring spaces designed by some of the top names in contemporary interiors, the Scarlet Lady will be Adult-by-Design, a sanctuary at sea for the 18+ traveler. A dose of ‘Vitamin Sea’ will be naturally intertwined across the entire ship, with well-being activated through a mix of high-energy moments coupled with relaxation and rejuvenation. The Scarlet Lady will also feature alluring entertainment and 20+ world-class intimate eateries on board. Putting a twist on luxury, which the company refers to as Rebellious Luxe, Virgin Voyages will offer incredible value for its sailors with all restaurants, group fitness classes, soft drinks, and many more Virgin surprises included within the voyage fare. The Scarlet Lady will sail from Miami to the Caribbean in 2020, hosting more than 2,770 sailors and 1,160 amazing crew from around the world.

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  • Virgin Voyages Turns Up the Volume with Curated Sonic Identity, Onboard Record Shop & Karaoke Lounge

    4/5/2019 7:36:23 PM Link 0 comments | Add comment

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    luxury travel specialist susan berman

    Virgin Voyages are one of the hottest tickets in the cruise industry for their 2020 inaugural season.
     
    Call me for information and to book your Virgin Voyage
    866-934-6292 or Visit www.rockstarlifecruises.com 
     
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    Source: Virgin Voyages

    MIAMI, Fla. — March 27, 2019 — Virgin Voyages, the new lifestyle brand set to disrupt the travel industry, is returning to its Virgin brand roots and creating an incomparable music experience on their first ship, Scarlet Lady. Due to set sail for its inaugural season in 2020, Scarlet Lady will be equipped with an on ship record shop called Voyage Vinyl, The Groupie, a private karaoke and gaming lounge, and perfectly curated music and performances by up-and-coming artists as well as music trendsetters for Virgin Voyages’ Sailors to enjoy. 

    Virgin Voyages’ residency program will feature performances by world-class talent on ship, in-port destinations and at The Beach Club at Bimini. Just last month, Virgin Voyages announced that the Grammy and Oscar-winning DJ, songwriter and record producer, Mark Ronson, has committed to four performances at The Beach Club at Bimini in 2020. Based on Sailor demand, the company has expanded the star-studded residency music lineup to include the multi-platinum chart-topping artist, DJ, producer/ remixer, MK (Marc Kinchen), who has committed to one performance in 2020. The Grammy-nominated electronic music duo Sofi Tukker, known for their smash-hit Best Friend, will also join the Virgin Voyages residency program. 

     

     

    With the Virgin brand’s deep-rooted history in music, Virgin Voyages’ sonic identity will come to life aboard Scarlet Lady. Each space on Scarlet Lady will have a unique energy, thoughtfully developed by industry tastemakers and brought to life by up-and-coming talent and special guest performances. The Virgin Voyages sonic identity will have a home in electronic music, but will also incorporate other music genres, ensuring that all Sailors will find a sound they love. The brand defines electronic, as not solely a traditional “EDM” sound, but will incorporate all electronically programmed sounds, even those of more classic eras, and the early innovators of the sound from rare disco tracks, through to 80’s sounds and other important periods of electronic sound. That means timeless classics from varying genres will be artfully blended with new and rising artists. Calming sounds will be incorporated at the appropriate times, to ensure moments of relaxation and rejuvenation are in ample supply.  


    As part of Virgin Voyages’ fierce approach to music, the brand also announced the expansion of their Creative Collective from design, food and entertainment to now include music. Virgin Voyages’ new music Creative Collective will include WhiteLabel Creative, a group of music industry insiders that specialize in sensory branding and cultural programming for hospitality and lifestyle experiences. WhiteLabel Creative is responsible for developing the background sonic palettes across the ship and securing DJs for The Beach Club at Bimini’s residency program. 

    Leaning into Virgin’s history in music, something old is new again with Voyage Vinyl, the record shop aboard Scarlet Lady. Voyage Vinyl will be the go-to spot on board for Sailors to experience music from all eras and genres. Voyage Vinyl features personal listening stations for Sailors to enjoy their favorite albums both current and classic. Sailors looking for something unique can also shop for limited-edition curated albums and special editions of classics. Sailors can also purchase music magazines, headphones and record players.

    Voyage Vinyl will also double as a performance spot for live sets mixed by Scarlet Lady’s resident DJs.

     

    Sailors can let loose at The Groupie, Virgin Voyages’ bookable karaoke, gaming and movie lounge. Designed by Roman Coppola, The Groupie was designed as a modernist take on a Japanese-style karaoke room for Sailors to enjoy singing along to their favorite tunes with friends. 

    ABOUT VIRGIN VOYAGES

    Virgin Voyages is a global lifestyle brand committed to creating the world’s most irresistible holiday. With operations in the US, UK and Europe, Virgin Voyages currently has four ships on order with master shipbuilder Fincantieri. 

    With its inaugural season scheduled for 2020, Virgin Voyages’ first ship the Scarlet Lady was designed to reflect a yacht’s sleek luxury. Featuring spaces designed by some of the top names in contemporary interiors, the Scarlet Lady will be Adult-by-Design, a sanctuary at sea for the 18+ traveler. A dose of ‘Vitamin Sea’ will be naturally intertwined across the entire ship, with well-being activated through a mix of high-energy moments coupled with relaxation and rejuvenation. The Scarlet Lady will also feature alluring entertainment and 20+ world-class intimate eateries on board. Putting a twist on luxury, which the company refers to as Rebellious Luxe, Virgin Voyages will offer incredible value for its sailors with all restaurants, group fitness classes, soft drinks, and many more Virgin surprises included within the voyage fare. The Scarlet Lady will sail from Miami to the Caribbean in 2020, hosting more than 2,770 sailors and 1,160 amazing crew from around the world. 

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  • The sky is no longer the limit with Virgin Voyages' new private jet transfer

    4/4/2019 4:38:19 PM Link 0 comments | Add comment

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    SOURCE: VIRGIN VOYAGES

    Plantation, Fla. — April 1, 2019 — Virgin Voyages, the new lifestyle brand set to disrupt the travel industry, today announced it is upping the ante, and means of transportation for its RockStar Suites Sailors.  

    Inspired by The Runway, the red running track that sits atop of the ship like a halo, on Scarlet Lady, Virgin Voyages will soon give its Sailors the runway they deserve on its second ship. All Sailors staying in RockStar Suites will now arrive and depart via private jet transfer– so pop the champagne because the sky is no longer the limit with Virgin Voyages.

    “From the sky to the sea, our RockStar Suite Sailors will truly live the glamorous life of a rockstar icon from the moment they begin their holiday. Why walk aboard the ship when you can fly,” said Tom McAlpin, president and CEO of Virgin Voyages.

    Virgin Voyages has thrown out traditional clichés – and modes of transportation – on stuffy luxury and formalities with their RockStar Suites designed by Tom Dixon’s Design Research Studio. The Suites bring a fresh take to yachting glamour steeped in the Virgin brand’s rock and roll heritage. Inspired by mega yachts and the glory days of rock and roll where stars like Queen, The Sex Pistols and The Rolling Stones reigned supreme, the RockStar Suites feature a retro-futurism design with a palette of deep blues used with iridescent dichroic elements to echo the deep blue sea. 

    RockStar Suites Sailors will live their best lives all taken care of with VIP private jet transfer, early access to onboard entertainment, restaurants and Shore Things. Upon disembarking the jet, Virgin Voyages RockStar Suites Sailors will have their very own wardrobe team to help unpack and repack, complimentary pressing service and nightly express swimsuit drying service-- because no rockstar should ever have a wet bottom.

    Virgin Voyages is a global lifestyle brand committed to creating the world’s most irresistible holiday. With operations in the US, UK and Europe, Virgin Voyages currently has four ships on order with master shipbuilder Fincantieri. 

    With its inaugural season scheduled for 2020, Virgin Voyages’ first ship the Scarlet Lady was designed to reflect a yacht’s sleek luxury. Featuring spaces designed by some of the top names in contemporary interiors, the Scarlet Lady will be Adult-by-Design, a sanctuary at sea for the 18+ traveler. A dose of ‘Vitamin Sea’ will be naturally intertwined across the entire ship, with well-being activated through a mix of high-energy moments coupled with relaxation and rejuvenation. The Scarlet Lady will also feature alluring entertainment and 20+ world-class intimate eateries on board. Putting a twist on luxury, which the company refers to as Rebellious Luxe, Virgin Voyages will offer incredible value for its sailors with all restaurants, group fitness classes, soft drinks, and many more Virgin surprises included within the voyage fare. The Scarlet Lady will sail from Miami to the Caribbean in 2020, hosting more than 2,770 sailors and 1,160 amazing crew from around the world. 

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    Call: Luxury Travel Specialist Susan Berman to book your Virgin Voyage 866-934-6292 / www.RockStarLifeCruises.com

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