Virgin Voyages announces wearable technology The Band

Sailors will be given a high-tech wearable experience on their Virgin Voyages cruise.


Virgin Voyages wearable device

Virgin Voyages are doing away with the traditional wearable device and have created a modern “bracelet” to manage the entire on board experience for guests.

Virgin Voyages have teamed up with partner Bionic Yarn, to create The Band from recycled ocean plastic. More than two pounds of plastic from marine and coastal environments will be removed with every booking. Sailors are encouraged to keep their bands post-sail as a keepsake of their voyage.

The Band serves as a:

  • Digital ticket to board
  • Key card
  • Form of payment (including in the casino)
  • VIP pass, securing our Suite Sailors entry into restricted areas like Richard’s Rooftop
  • Personal GPS for our app’s Shake for Champagne feature

The primary guest on the account will receive The Bands for all guests included in their reservation within one month of sailing.

Virgin Voyages first luxury cruise ship, Scarlet Lady, is due to be launched in early 2020 and there’s a Virgin twist on everything you’ll see aboard.

Find out more about Virgin Voyages Scarlet Lady here.

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