I'm a seasoned cruiser and have spent more than 100 weeks at sea on popular cruise lines like Carnival, Norwegian, and Royal Caribbean.
And while I tend to be loyal to a few cruise lines, I was intrigued by the adults-only experience with Virgin Voyages and wanted to see for myself how it made this cruise line different.
So this past summer, I decided on a June sailing out of Miami on Virgin, and paid $2,711 for a 5-night cruise on Scarlet Lady. Included in the cruise fare was specialty dining, unlimited Wi-Fi, crew gratuities, and shipboard entertainment.
The latter immediately differentiated this cruise from others.
On my previous sailings, I've become accustomed to original main stage productions on Carnival, Broadway shows on Norwegian, and featured dance shows on Royal Caribbean.
Based on what I saw in Virgin Voyages' advertising, I knew to expect dance parties and some sort of main stage attraction.
But once we set sail, I learned there were many surprises in store when it came to entertainment, nightlife, and music offerings, many of which I've never seen on a ship before.