11th Annual WINOS 2020 (with a Twist)

Ahoy Winos!  

FOR ONE YEAR ONLY, bring your guy (say whaaaat?) for an unrivaled Caribbean sail from Miami on Richard Branson’s BRAND NEW Virgin Voyages.  Yep, he is about to shake up the cruise industry with a whole new concept.   

Welcome to an irresistible adult-by-design experience at sea where tranquility meets curiosity……oooooh!  Spend restorative mornings at the spa or experience late nights under the stars, with a lot of fun and edgy in between — it’s all about balance your way.

At A Glance

Cruise Line:

Virgin Voyages

Ship

Scarlet Lady

Destination

Bimini, Bahamas and Puerto Plata

Dates

October 30 – November 4, 2020

Length

5 days

Pre/Post Hotel

Yes, optional stay in Miami, FL

Insurance

Recommended


Get All The Details

This is going to be a spectacular voyage. We hope you’ll considering joining us for the 11th Annual WINOS trip (plus men) this year.

We invite you to join us for our 11th annual WINOS (Women In Need Of Something) voyage. For one time only, we are inviting the men in your lives along for the ride if they want to join you!  We will be departing out of Miami, Florida.

After spending a day of cruising on Richard Branson’s new ship, Lady Scarlet, we will dock next at Puerto Plata.  Or should I say Plato – dise.  The charmingly quaint Dominican city literally rises through the sky.  Tucked between the Cordillera Mountains and Atlantic coast, Puerto Plata embodies geographical duality at its best.  A day here can include exploring the city streets, vegging out on the snow white beaches of Playa Dorado, or hiking through the jungle to the 27 waterfalls of Damajagua and careening down via natural slides. Or you can jump right in.

Then we will be heading to an all-inclusive private Beach Club on Bimini Island, Bahamas.  See-through water and sandy white shores punctuate this geographically poetic port.  And like any good haiku, it’s cloaked in seductive mystery.  Besides having access to the island’s incredible biodiversity in marine life, boating, snorkeling and even historic shipwreck diving, sailors get exclusive access to The Beach Club — Virgin’s private beach club experience.  Peaceful mornings and restorative days or amplified afternoons at the DJ-led pool party —their club is designed to answer whatever your specific mood is calling for.  But regardless of your energy level, the bonfire finale will be nearly impossible to pass on.  Don’t feel like you need to rush back to the ship as this party goes on until 10 pm.

Day 1: Depart Miami, FL at 7:00 PM

Day 2: At Sea

Day 3: Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic – arrives at 9 am/ Departs at 6 pm

Day 4: At Sea

Day 5: The Beach Club at Bimini, Bahamas – arrive at 9 am/ Departs at 10 pm

Day 6: Arrive Miami, FL at 6:30 am

~ Steak and Seafood ~

The Wake

The perfect mix of sophistication, nostalgia and cool — entering The Wake is an event in and of itself. And once you’ve made your way down the grand staircase, you’ll enter a world that harks back to the old steakhouse, three-martini-lunch days of Madison Avenue ad men. But ya know, now with, thankfully, gender equality. And less cigar smoke.

FEATURES
  • Table service only
  • Cocktail trolley
  • Personal dining rooms for groups of 10+
  • Steaks, seafood and a full raw bar
~ COOKING LAB & RESTAURANT ~

The Kitchen Test

Inspired by Escoffier’s Ma Cuisine, this laboratory-like eatery is part cooking school and part restaurant. It’s educational, experiential and social. With classes and evolving tasting menus, this is for the curious, boundary-pushing tastebuds on board.

FEATURES
  • Table service only
  • Experimental cocktails
  • Cookery classes
  • Seasonal tasting menus
~ Vegetarian Forward ~

Razzle Dazzle

So your best friend wants something light and healthy and you want to get real weird? This is that place. Boasting a bold interior, this restaurant offers creative suprises on some classic, comfort go-tos. Whether you’re looking for something familiar (#basic can be good) or something spicy and out of left field, this place does all of that with a twist (bfast, lunch, dinner, baby).

FEATURES
  • Casual all-day dining
  • Veggie-focused menu
  • Signature cocktails
  • Drag queen brunch
~ Korean BBQ ~

Gunbae

If you’re into hands-on meat-grilling and soju drinking, our Korean BBQ is the perfect spot to do all that with maximum social engagement (IRL, but feel free to ‘gram it if you want). It’s a catalyst for great conversation since we all have that one friend who insists on being the meat-master. Go ahead and roast the master while they roast the meat. 🔥

FEATURES
  • Table service only
  • Grill-your-own BBQ
  • Social seating
  • Drinking games and fun cocktails
~ Upscale Mexican ~

Pink Agave

Inspired by the capital city’s red hot street food scene, sailors are treated to an immersive odyssey of Mexican cuisine. Personal, intimate, and educational, a master of ceremonies will guide you through a highly curated dining and drinking experience. Mezcal dinner pairings equipped with a history lesson? Yes pls.

~ Mezze Lounge ~

The Dock

Okay, frankly we’d be wild to build a ship and not have a restaurant with a sun-drenched lounging area so you can combine all the things you love in one place (eating and views, obviously) so yep — we did that. The Dock feels like an elegant cabana caught between the chill, seaside perfection of Ibiza and the rustic-chic resorts of Brazil.

~Coffee Culture ~

Coffee Shop

It’s early. You’re still a bit blurry and coffee is the only thing you can focus on right now. Luckily our Coffee Shop isn’t far, exclusively pouring one of the most satisfying, and tasty brews we’ve ever had, from direct-trade pioneers, Intelligentsia Coffee. It’s like your favorite coffee shop with the best almond milk, double shot, latte you’ve ever had just with ocean views.

~Scoop Shop ~

Lick Me Till Ice Cream Shop

Our whimsical ice cream shop harks back to that magical home town, summer nostalgia, just with a Virgin Voyages twist and some complimentary scoops. That includes six seasonal home (or ship) made, artisanal flavors like the vegan Green Machine or Gianduiotto Chocolate. All with a featured daily flavor announced from our nearby record shop DJ booth, guaranteed to be unlike anything you might remember seeing at your local home town shop.

~Tap Room ~

Draught House

A selective beer drinker’s go-to, the Draught Haus features eight seasonal on tap varieties plus a wide range of artisanal bottles. This part British pub, part modern craft brewery inspired taproom, provides plenty of chill eclectic places to sit back and sip, or just grab a growler for those ‘bring your brew with you’, kind of days. Chill, casual but discerning beer connoisseur approved.

~Champagne Lounge ~

Sip

Our curated champagne lounge, Sip, was designed to satisfy many needs. Craving a posh early breakfast, high tea in the afternoon or caviar and an effervescent nightcap in the evening? Whatever the time, you can be sure bubbly will be on the menu all day at this glamorous lounge for Sailors in need of a sparkly refresher.

~Casual Mediterranean ~

Dock House

An effortlessly elegant, yet cozy counterpart to the view focused scene outside, The Dock House, delivers bright flavors that are anything but laid back while live acoustic sounds round out each taste. Select from choice cuts and fresh fish for the tableside open flame, or try bites like house made pita and dips. Detox mocktails, Mediterranean inspired cocktails or selections from the specially curated Rosé program promise to quench all thirst. Part elegant Ibiza cabana, part rustic-chic resort, always full-on delicious specialty dining.

~Still Hungry? ~

No Frills, Just Tasty Thrills

So, we don’t do buffets. No shade to buffets – they’re honestly great, we just have a different approach for when you’re not in the mood to sit still. Start by grabbing something quick from The Galley — our floating market of food-truck inspired, international vendors — and get back to living your life. All our food is sustainably packaged, so you’ll never feel guilty on the go. You can always order in with our room service — because if we believe firmly in anything, it’s the right to stay in.

Payment information

Book by 11/30 to receive a 50% reduced deposit!

***Rates and cabin availability are subject to change at any time.  The earlier you place your deposit the better.   Deposits placed before 11/30/19 would only be 10% of the cruise fare.

  • Click here to see cabin options and rates for 2 sailors (double occupancy)
  • Click here to see Solo Traveler cabin options and rates

Just a heads up, taxes and fees are excluded from the price listed

Once you have decided on which cabin you would like and how many sailors per cabin, email redteam@travelbyred.com to create your reservation.

Deposit is 10% of the total fare if booked by November 30, 2019.  If after 11/30, the deposit will be 20%.

Final payment is due JULY 2, 2020.

Also, if you place your deposit by 11/30/19, you will receive “Double Loot” (shipboard credit) of $100 up to $400 depending on your cabin selection.

The Beach Club at Bimini, Bahamas

Their private beach club in Bimini, Bahamas is an experience you (literally) can’t get anywhere else. It’s like if Mykonos had a love affair with St. Tropez — the energy intentionally amplifying as the day goes on. You can choose between ecstasy-inducing DJ sets, quiet beach-lounging with a perma-cocktail in hand, or embrace your inner explorer and seek out secluded and undiscovered corners of the island.

Puerto Plata

Tucked between the Cordillera Mountains and Atlantic coast, Puerto Plata embodies geographical duality at its best.  A day here can include vegging out on the snow white beaches of Playa Dorado, or hiking through the jungle to the 27 waterfalls of Damajagua and careening down via natural slides.

Flights

The cruise departs out of Miami, Florida.  So book your own roundtrip flights to Miami to correspond with the cruise dates, or choose to stay extra nights before or after the cruise in Miami.

 

Hotel stays pre and post cruise

We can arrange pre- or post-night stays for you in Miami, Florida per your request.

Travel Insurance 

We recommend the purchase of comprehensive travel insurance to protect you in case the unexpected does occur. Travel insurance provides coverage for such events as trip cancellation, interruption, damaged/lost baggage and medical expenses. There are various options when it comes to the best policy for your needs. Some restrictions and limitations may apply. Ask us for more details.

Travel insurance must by accepted or declined and will be quoted upon request.

Reservations

Contact us to join our trip!

The Red Team

844-RED TRAV (844-733-8728)

or you may reach us by email at redteam@travelbyred.com

Overview

We invite you to join us for our 11th annual WINOS (Women In Need Of Something) voyage. For one time only, we are inviting the men in your lives along for the ride if they want to join you!  We will be departing out of Miami, Florida.

After spending a day of cruising on Richard Branson’s new ship, Lady Scarlet, we will dock next at Puerto Plata.  Or should I say Plato – dise.  The charmingly quaint Dominican city literally rises through the sky.  Tucked between the Cordillera Mountains and Atlantic coast, Puerto Plata embodies geographical duality at its best.  A day here can include exploring the city streets, vegging out on the snow white beaches of Playa Dorado, or hiking through the jungle to the 27 waterfalls of Damajagua and careening down via natural slides. Or you can jump right in.

Then we will be heading to an all-inclusive private Beach Club on Bimini Island, Bahamas.  See-through water and sandy white shores punctuate this geographically poetic port.  And like any good haiku, it’s cloaked in seductive mystery.  Besides having access to the island’s incredible biodiversity in marine life, boating, snorkeling and even historic shipwreck diving, sailors get exclusive access to The Beach Club — Virgin’s private beach club experience.  Peaceful mornings and restorative days or amplified afternoons at the DJ-led pool party —their club is designed to answer whatever your specific mood is calling for.  But regardless of your energy level, the bonfire finale will be nearly impossible to pass on.  Don’t feel like you need to rush back to the ship as this party goes on until 10 pm.

Itinerary

Day 1: Depart Miami, FL at 7:00 PM

Day 2: At Sea

Day 3: Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic – arrives at 9 am/ Departs at 6 pm

Day 4: At Sea

Day 5: The Beach Club at Bimini, Bahamas – arrive at 9 am/ Departs at 10 pm

Day 6: Arrive Miami, FL at 6:30 am

Dining
~ Steak and Seafood ~

The Wake

The perfect mix of sophistication, nostalgia and cool — entering The Wake is an event in and of itself. And once you’ve made your way down the grand staircase, you’ll enter a world that harks back to the old steakhouse, three-martini-lunch days of Madison Avenue ad men. But ya know, now with, thankfully, gender equality. And less cigar smoke.

FEATURES
  • Table service only
  • Cocktail trolley
  • Personal dining rooms for groups of 10+
  • Steaks, seafood and a full raw bar
~ COOKING LAB & RESTAURANT ~

The Kitchen Test

Inspired by Escoffier’s Ma Cuisine, this laboratory-like eatery is part cooking school and part restaurant. It’s educational, experiential and social. With classes and evolving tasting menus, this is for the curious, boundary-pushing tastebuds on board.

FEATURES
  • Table service only
  • Experimental cocktails
  • Cookery classes
  • Seasonal tasting menus
~ Vegetarian Forward ~

Razzle Dazzle

So your best friend wants something light and healthy and you want to get real weird? This is that place. Boasting a bold interior, this restaurant offers creative suprises on some classic, comfort go-tos. Whether you’re looking for something familiar (#basic can be good) or something spicy and out of left field, this place does all of that with a twist (bfast, lunch, dinner, baby).

FEATURES
  • Casual all-day dining
  • Veggie-focused menu
  • Signature cocktails
  • Drag queen brunch
~ Korean BBQ ~

Gunbae

If you’re into hands-on meat-grilling and soju drinking, our Korean BBQ is the perfect spot to do all that with maximum social engagement (IRL, but feel free to ‘gram it if you want). It’s a catalyst for great conversation since we all have that one friend who insists on being the meat-master. Go ahead and roast the master while they roast the meat. 🔥

FEATURES
  • Table service only
  • Grill-your-own BBQ
  • Social seating
  • Drinking games and fun cocktails
~ Upscale Mexican ~

Pink Agave

Inspired by the capital city’s red hot street food scene, sailors are treated to an immersive odyssey of Mexican cuisine. Personal, intimate, and educational, a master of ceremonies will guide you through a highly curated dining and drinking experience. Mezcal dinner pairings equipped with a history lesson? Yes pls.

~ Mezze Lounge ~

The Dock

Okay, frankly we’d be wild to build a ship and not have a restaurant with a sun-drenched lounging area so you can combine all the things you love in one place (eating and views, obviously) so yep — we did that. The Dock feels like an elegant cabana caught between the chill, seaside perfection of Ibiza and the rustic-chic resorts of Brazil.

~Coffee Culture ~

Coffee Shop

It’s early. You’re still a bit blurry and coffee is the only thing you can focus on right now. Luckily our Coffee Shop isn’t far, exclusively pouring one of the most satisfying, and tasty brews we’ve ever had, from direct-trade pioneers, Intelligentsia Coffee. It’s like your favorite coffee shop with the best almond milk, double shot, latte you’ve ever had just with ocean views.

~Scoop Shop ~

Lick Me Till Ice Cream Shop

Our whimsical ice cream shop harks back to that magical home town, summer nostalgia, just with a Virgin Voyages twist and some complimentary scoops. That includes six seasonal home (or ship) made, artisanal flavors like the vegan Green Machine or Gianduiotto Chocolate. All with a featured daily flavor announced from our nearby record shop DJ booth, guaranteed to be unlike anything you might remember seeing at your local home town shop.

~Tap Room ~

Draught House

A selective beer drinker’s go-to, the Draught Haus features eight seasonal on tap varieties plus a wide range of artisanal bottles. This part British pub, part modern craft brewery inspired taproom, provides plenty of chill eclectic places to sit back and sip, or just grab a growler for those ‘bring your brew with you’, kind of days. Chill, casual but discerning beer connoisseur approved.

~Champagne Lounge ~

Sip

Our curated champagne lounge, Sip, was designed to satisfy many needs. Craving a posh early breakfast, high tea in the afternoon or caviar and an effervescent nightcap in the evening? Whatever the time, you can be sure bubbly will be on the menu all day at this glamorous lounge for Sailors in need of a sparkly refresher.

~Casual Mediterranean ~

Dock House

An effortlessly elegant, yet cozy counterpart to the view focused scene outside, The Dock House, delivers bright flavors that are anything but laid back while live acoustic sounds round out each taste. Select from choice cuts and fresh fish for the tableside open flame, or try bites like house made pita and dips. Detox mocktails, Mediterranean inspired cocktails or selections from the specially curated Rosé program promise to quench all thirst. Part elegant Ibiza cabana, part rustic-chic resort, always full-on delicious specialty dining.

~Still Hungry? ~

No Frills, Just Tasty Thrills

So, we don’t do buffets. No shade to buffets – they’re honestly great, we just have a different approach for when you’re not in the mood to sit still. Start by grabbing something quick from The Galley — our floating market of food-truck inspired, international vendors — and get back to living your life. All our food is sustainably packaged, so you’ll never feel guilty on the go. You can always order in with our room service — because if we believe firmly in anything, it’s the right to stay in.

Payments

Payment information

Book by 11/30 to receive a 50% reduced deposit!

***Rates and cabin availability are subject to change at any time.  The earlier you place your deposit the better.   Deposits placed before 11/30/19 would only be 10% of the cruise fare.

  • Click here to see cabin options and rates for 2 sailors (double occupancy)
  • Click here to see Solo Traveler cabin options and rates

Just a heads up, taxes and fees are excluded from the price listed

Once you have decided on which cabin you would like and how many sailors per cabin, email redteam@travelbyred.com to create your reservation.

Deposit is 10% of the total fare if booked by November 30, 2019.  If after 11/30, the deposit will be 20%.

Final payment is due JULY 2, 2020.

Also, if you place your deposit by 11/30/19, you will receive “Double Loot” (shipboard credit) of $100 up to $400 depending on your cabin selection.

Shore Trips

The Beach Club at Bimini, Bahamas

Their private beach club in Bimini, Bahamas is an experience you (literally) can’t get anywhere else. It’s like if Mykonos had a love affair with St. Tropez — the energy intentionally amplifying as the day goes on. You can choose between ecstasy-inducing DJ sets, quiet beach-lounging with a perma-cocktail in hand, or embrace your inner explorer and seek out secluded and undiscovered corners of the island.

Puerto Plata

Tucked between the Cordillera Mountains and Atlantic coast, Puerto Plata embodies geographical duality at its best.  A day here can include vegging out on the snow white beaches of Playa Dorado, or hiking through the jungle to the 27 waterfalls of Damajagua and careening down via natural slides.

Flights

Flights

The cruise departs out of Miami, Florida.  So book your own roundtrip flights to Miami to correspond with the cruise dates, or choose to stay extra nights before or after the cruise in Miami.

 

Pre/Post

Hotel stays pre and post cruise

We can arrange pre- or post-night stays for you in Miami, Florida per your request.

Insurance

Travel Insurance 

We recommend the purchase of comprehensive travel insurance to protect you in case the unexpected does occur. Travel insurance provides coverage for such events as trip cancellation, interruption, damaged/lost baggage and medical expenses. There are various options when it comes to the best policy for your needs. Some restrictions and limitations may apply. Ask us for more details.

Travel insurance must by accepted or declined and will be quoted upon request.

Reservations

Reservations

Contact us to join our trip!

The Red Team

844-RED TRAV (844-733-8728)

or you may reach us by email at redteam@travelbyred.com


Check out Photos of the ship!

Wendy KrizsaGroup-A-Cruise WINOS 2020