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2021 Editors' Picks Awards: Best New US Cruise Ship

See the lines and ships that best represent excellence in ocean and luxury cruising, chosen by Cruise Critic's international team of editors.

Ocean Winner

Scarlet Lady

Best New Ship

"It's not often that a cruise ship transforms not just a line but an industry. With its first ship, Scarlet Lady, Virgin Voyages has pushed the envelope on many fronts, including dining, cabin technology and entertainment, and added extras, like a tattoo parlor at sea and a Champagne delivery app. Design-forward, witty and relentlessly hip, Scarlet Lady marks a new take on high-seas fun. "

Virgin Voyages' New Cruise Ship Truly is Game-Changing. Here's Why.

Virgin Voyages' New Cruise Ship Truly is Game-Changing. Here's Why.

Scarlet Lady is not your typical cruise ship. Here's how the cabins, the food and the entertainment make this new ship a game changer.

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