Christen a New Luxury Ship with REVVEL, a 3-Day Festival with COVID Safety in Mind

All aboard the Scarlet Lady for a music festival featuring Major Lazer, pool party with Trixie Mattel, premium dining, and lots more.

In partnership with Virgin Voyages, Thrillist is hosting a limited-series event next month that is sure to float your boat. REVVEL is a three-day floating playground that will take place on the new luxury ship, Scarlet Lady, from September 16-18 while docked at Manhattan’s Pier 88. Kicking off on a Thursday and running until Saturday, set sail for an IRL adventure while onboard this boutique hotel at sea.

“We have been waiting more than a year to bring Scarlet Lady to NYC to showcase our amazing new brand and offer a taste of the Virgin Voyages experience to our sailors on the East Coast,” said Nirmal Saverimuttu, Chief Commercial and Experience Officer at Virgin Voyages. “We are excited to be working with Thrillist to build out a never-before-seen at sea experience.”

Dine at one of six exciting restaurants offering unlimited food and drink led by Michelin-starred chefs like Brad Farmerie (Saxon and Parole, PUBLIC) and Matt Lambert (Musket Room) with cuisines ranging from New American (Wake) to Mexican fare at Pink Agave. Guests can expect a multi-day cultural experience without leaving the shores of NYC—and all with the option to step back on dry land at any time.

The week’s main events include the Feeling Nauty Drag Pool Party hosted by drag performer Trixie Mattel and the Bushwick nightlife institution, House of Yes, and will feature a champagne toast and drag show. In addition, the REVVEL Music Festival will be headlined by Major Lazer Soundsystem (and surprise guests) with the option to dance at three distinct music venues with varying musical vibes.

Tickets start at $100 and can be purchased separately for each event or as part of the following VIP experiences for two guests—the XL Sea Terrace for $1000 or Rockstar Quarters for $1200—which include cabin lodging or luxurious suites.

In addition to a packed line-up of curated festivities, sailors can also expect the same attention to detail when it comes to the safety of guests. With absolute safety in mind, the majority of all events were designed to take place outdoors and are in compliance with State, County, and CDC requirements. Along with proof of vaccination when registering, all attendees must take a COVID-19 rapid test within 36 hours and show negative results upon arrival at Pier 88.

"We are so excited to join forces with Virgin Voyages to create an innovative event series that will pave the way for how brands can safely bring IRL experiences back into people’s lives,” said Meghan Kirsch, Chief Content Officer at Thrillist.

In addition, Thrillist will continue to monitor our ever changing landscape of COVID-19—check the website for more information and updates on our safety protocols.

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Tae Yoon was born and raised in Queens, and is the Editor of Thrillist New York.