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Virgin Voyages offers WFH month-long Med cruise pass with special perks

'Work from helm' means digs like these aboard Scarlet Lady
Virgin Voyages introduced 'Scarlet Summer Season Pass,' enabling travelers to 'work from helm' — a spin on work from home — aboard Scarlet Lady in the Mediterranean.

Virgin said this gives travelers the excuse to 'ditch their offices and stale PJ attire, opting instead for the ultimate summer soiree at sea complete with a spicy splash of red' and to replace 'boring, glitchy virtual backgrounds' with striking striking (real) backdrops in southern Europe.

Four-week journey

Between June and September, sailors are invited to embark on a four-week journey, exploring destinations like Cannes, Civitavecchia (Rome), Ibiza, Palma de Mallorca, Ajaccio (Corsica) and others.

'I’ve been fortunate enough to be able to do my work from anywhere. When I started Virgin, I was actually working out of a houseboat,' Virgin Group founder Richard Branson said. 'I’ve never thought of work and play as two different things; it’s all just living. We want to give sailors that same opportunity, so we came up with this idea to have them travel the world while working aboard our beautiful ships.'

Wi-Fi fast, abundant and included

Scarlet Lady is newly equipped with integrated SES Cruise mPOWERED + Starlink PRO, offering connectivity of up to 1.5 Gbps per ship. Wi-Fi is included for all Virgin passengers (and crew) along with gratuities, group fitness classes, soft drinks/water/regular coffee and specialty dining.

WFH pass starts at $9,900 for two

Sailors who book the new four-week season pass will gain access to a dedicated concierge to help plan their month-long adventure.

The Scarlet Summer Season Pass includes four back-to-back voyages and is priced starting at $9,990, a savings of up to 30% compared to booking four independent voyages.

The package for two includes accommodations in a central Sea Terrace in a prime location plus other perks like wash and fold laundry service, early access to book on-board dining and excursions, entry to Richard’s Rooftop (a chic space featuring daily Moët happy hours), a daily coffee use credit at The Grounds Club with specialty brews and teas and welcome bubbles to start the trip.