Since launching Virgin Voyages, Virgin’s first cruise line, in 2014, the company has continued to expand its fleet of luxury cruise liners. The first ship in the fleet was the stunning Scarlet Lady, named to honor one of Virgin Atlantic’s flagship aircrafts, which set sail in August 2021. Scarlet Lady was followed by two sister ships, Valiant Lady and Resilient Lady, named to celebrate women’s strong, fierce, and independent spirits. The latest ship to be helmed into the fleet is the Brilliant Lady, inspired by the intelligence and radiance of women across the globe, making its debut in summer 2022.
Virgin Voyages has designed each cruise liner as the ultimate in paradise for travellers, exclusive to over 18s, for a cruise experience that is above the average. With an interior design that resembles an elegant yacht or a decadent hotel, the sleek design combines with a relaxed atmosphere to offer guests the best possible experience.
93% of cabins feature an ocean view, and 86% have a balcony, to behold not only the breath-taking ocean scene, but the ship’s silver-grey hull featuring smoked glass and hints of red, incorporating the iconic Virgin brand colours. Exclusive amenities onboard each ship include a spa, beauty salon, gym, fitness classes, and a tattoo parlour, to promote an atmosphere of wellbeing and rejuvenation.
Virgin aligned with suppliers and manufacturers who could enhance the exquisite interior design specifications, and we were appointed to fulfil the lighting requirements for the project by supplying a wealth of products from our extensive portfolio.
Each ship offers guests over 20 dining choices, and the Extra Virgin Italian restaurant offers sophisticated dining with an authentic and delectable menu. For a stylish yet relaxed ambience, our V20S OPTIC was supplied to illuminate key areas of the restaurant and form a layered lighting scheme.
As one of our most popular and proven luminaires, V20S OPTIC is found throughout leisure areas such as the spa, smoking room, chart room, and awe-inspiring atrium on each ship. This luminaire beautifully lights the spiral staircase, guiding guests around the ship as well as featuring as a stunning spectacle.
The V20S is ideally suited to the luxury liners due to its compact linear lighting profile, at only 20mm in width and depth, creating ideal solutions for wall washing, grazing, or flood lighting. OPTIC technology delivers outstanding light output ratios, diffused reflectance, and a variety of beam options. Available in silver, white, black, or any custom RAL colour, this luminaire can complement or contrast with any décor and colour scheme.
For guests taking a dip in the ship’s swimming pools, V36R is recessed into the canopy of the bar for a soft lighting that helps set the scene. V36R is perfect for ceiling or wall mounted applications, and the added RGBW option can set the ambience from relaxation to poolside party cocktails.
LUMINO’s Sales Director Chris Small said: “The fleet of cruise liners designed by Virgin Voyages offer an unrivalled passenger experience due to their luxurious interiors and glamorous design.
“We are extremely honoured to have LUMINO products specified on such a premium roll out project, delivering the highest quality solutions with luxury aesthetics. This showcases the excellence in quality, design, and installation that our products and solutions offer.”
Client: Virgin Voyages
Photography: Courtesy of Virgin Voyages
Design: L’Observatoire International