Virgin Cruises are coming.

Virgin Cruises are coming.

After many months of silence from Mr Branson it looks like the propellers are finally in motion at virgin cruises.

At a press conference on the 18th Of October they made some very important milestone announcements.

  • 3 brand new ships

A contract is signed with Fincantieri shipyard for delivery in 2020, 2021 & 2022

  • Homeport of the first (as yet unnamed) vessel will be Miami, Florida and they’re sailing the Caribbean to begin with.
  • They’ve changed their name.

No more Virgin cruises – It’s now “Virgin Voyages”



Branson stated that the word “cruise” is awful and he does not want it associated with their product.

  • The ships will be “Clean”.

Using re-cycling technology they’re aiming to have the cleanest “voyage” ships afloat.

  • The Line is promising unique ports and a very social experience on board.

Also a new logo, introduction video was also released.

“This is anything but just another cruise or holiday, it will be a transformational experience”

Tom McAlpin, Virgin group’s president and C.E.O


As usual Mr Branson’s appearance was unique

Virgin seem to be aligning their voyages squarely at a younger age range than the traditional “cruise” line. Separating themselves from the cruise industry could be a very bold move. Will then be shunned by the cruise community and operate as a totally different offering? Surely if virgin are chasing the younger audience then that could be a very brave but important move to make!

Very little information is available and we have at least 2 years until it goes on sale.

So what do you think, are you considering a virgin voyage?

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