There are vacations, and there are unforgettable travel experiences that set a new standard for future trips. Virgin Voyages, the luxe new cruise line for the 18-plus crowd, has every intention of being the latter. It will begin sailing from Miami to the Caribbean in April, and we’re giving away a four- or five-night cruise (winner’s choice) to one Vulture reader and a guest. The trip can be taken between July and October 2020, and the lucky pair will stay in a Sea Terrace cabin, a mood-lit room with an oceanfront terrace. Just about everything — food, most nonalcoholic drinks, fitness classes, gratuities — is included, and you can enter to win below.
Dubbed a “sanctuary at sea,” Virgin’s first ship, the Scarlet Lady, will be all about balance. Yes, it will have a nightclub inspired by the music industry, over 20 places to eat, five bars and lounges, and a theater that can transform from an auditorium to a catwalk to a dance floor. But there will also be opportunities for quiet moments of relaxation and introspection. There will be a running track circling the ship’s perimeter, sunrise and sunset yoga classes, an outdoor meditation space, multiple pools, and a 1920s-inspired athletic club designed to be a social experience (not to mention a tattoo parlor, blow-dry beauty bar, nail salon, and medispa inspired by an underwater cave).
The everything-in-moderation ethos continues on land at Virgin’s private island in Bimini, Bahamas, which all of its cruises stop at. The Beach Club at Bimini moves at its own pace: Mornings start slow with yoga and meditation to the sound of the ocean, and the energy gradually builds throughout the day, peaking with a DJ-led pool party mid-afternoon. By the time the sunsets, the mood is set at chill, and guests can relax at a beach bonfire and listen to a live acoustic music performance.
Enter to win above, and start clearing your summer 2020 schedule now.
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