TECHNOLOGY TO THE RESCUE
Just like smart phones make your life easier, Virgin wanted technology in the rooms to act like a passenger’s very own personal assistant. So, upon entering the cabin, sensors will detect the presence of people, as well as what time of day it is, and as a result, they’ll open the curtains for you and set the lights at the ideal wattage depending on the time of day.
Since Virgin is famed for their mood lighting (which you’ll recognize if you’ve taken one of their flights), the cabin lights also have the ability to adjust to match the sunset of whatever area you’re cruising through. Think of it this way: If you’re cruising to Bimini Beach Club or Costa Mujeres, your lighting reacts to where you are in the world and knows the colors of the sunset, so it can mimic and complement those colors throughout the cabin.
The technology even extends to the sofa, which can be set to “cinema mode,” automatically closing the curtains, dimming the lights, and lowering the bed flat so you can spread out. Want popcorn delivered to your room? That’s just a click away via the cabin tablet, which can also order you a full meal via room service if popcorn isn’t enough.