Virgin Voyages is to run two short preview cruises ahead of the maiden voyage of new ship Scarlet Lady in 2020.

The first sailing will run from March 26 to March 29 and the second from March 29 to April 1.

The celebratory maiden voyage will then operate on April 1 “packed full of celebrity-guest appearances”.

The two additional sailings from Miami are being flagged as a “unique opportunity to experience a taste of Virgin Voyages before the inaugural season begins”.

People who book the ‘sneak-a-peek’ sailings will get a “selected highlights version of the full Virgin Voyages experience”.

The three-night sailings will feature the ship’s “marquee experiences” including a day at the Beach Club at Bimini in the Bahamas, a Scarlet Night Party, access to all restaurants and complete versions of entertainment offered on board.

The line is inviting about 1,000 UK agents to view Scarlet Lady in Dover and Liverpool in February ahead of the ship re-positioning to its home port in Florida.