Virgin Voyages Reveals Plans for Eat & Drink Festival 2024

Virgin Voyages (Logo)Virgin Voyages’ award-winning dining and beverage offerings take center stage through a series of month-long on-board activations.

Relaunching across the fleet this July, Richard Branson’s newest travel brand invites food enthusiasts, epicureans and adventurers alike to celebrate its third-annual Eat & Drink Festival. This culinary and cocktail showcase is a Sailor favorite and making a comeback with diverse tastes and brand-new events for a limited time.

This year, Sailors aboard Virgin Voyages can dive into a series of epic experiences designed to delight the palate. Fresh for 2024, the brand is introducing the first-ever Asian Night Market at Sea where Sailors can experience the iconic spices and flavors ever-present in eastern street food.

Also new for this year, Virgin Voyages – along with Michelin-starred Chef Matt Lambert – is unveiling a brand-new, six-course menu at the Test Kitchen, marking a vibrant new chapter for the experimental, laboratory-like eatery. Virgin Voyages is also bringing back beloved experiences like Seven Seas Sippers, a thrilling cocktail treasure hunt across seven of its distinguished bars.

“This year’s Eat & Drink Festival is a celebration of epic innovation, creativity and passion for exceptional gastronomic experiences that characterize our brand,” said Charles Steadman, Director of Food & Beverage Experiences and Strategic Partnerships at Virgin Voyages. “We are proud to showcase the finest flavors, the creations of some of the most talented chefs and bar personalities, and the most immersive F&B experiences for our Sailors.”

The brand voted No. 1 in Condé Nast Traveler’s 2023 Readers’ Choice Awards has curated a line-up for 2024 that includes more than 20 special activations including wine pairings, hidden speakeasy pop-ups, spirited dinner series, culinary demos and dedicated food and drink happenings aboard each ship.

“In the midst of an incredible, record-breaking wave season, we’re looking forward to sharing these unique experiences once again with our Sailors,” said John Diorio, VP of North American Sales at Virgin Voyages. “We’ve heard from both Sailors and First Mates (travel advisors) that these on-board events are what keep people coming back time and time again.”

Sailors who book now will receive up to a $200 Bar Tab that can be spent on specialty drinks, Seven Seas Sippers cocktails and Virgin Voyages’ neat “Shake for Champagne” feature. With the shake of a phone, Moët & Chandon can be delivered anywhere on-board.

(Virgin Voyages Reveals Plans for Eat & Drink Festival 2024 – Virgin Voyages)