Virgin Voyages reveals new bar and app feature

Virgin Voyages has revealed passengers will be able to order Champagne on board incoming ship Scarlet Lady simply by shaking their phones.

Passengers can request bottles of bubbly through a delivery service – called Shake for Champagne – on Virgin Voyages’ Sailor App anywhere on the ship.

When the app is open on the passenger’s phone and the device is shaken, a button to order the beverage will appear. This will allow passengers to order a 750 milliletre bottle of Möet Chandon Impérial.

The bottle will be delivered with two glasses directly to the passenger.

Tom McAlpin, the line’s president and chief executive, said: “It is never too early for champagne and there is always something to toast to while aboard Scarlet Lady.”

A new bar Sip, described by the line as a “decadent lounge” which features a “diverse curation of Champagne labels”, has also been revealed by Virgin Voyages.

In addition to Champagne, afternoon high tea will be served in Sip, which will have a long marble bar with a rose-gold design.

Passengers can choose a glass of Champagne priced from $9 or they can splash out on a $1,000 vintage bottle.

Passengers who book a sailing departing in April or May next year will receive a complimentary Virgin Voyages’ limited-edition bottle of Möet Chandon Impérial in their cabin upon arrival.

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