Ever since business mogul Richard Branson made the announcement that he was launching Virgin Cruises, a few details have been released about this new cruise line and what it will bring to the industry.
Thanks to court documents, this leaked prototype of an “Ultra Ship” gave us a sneak peek at what a Virgin ship could look like. However, this is what we do know, Virgin Cruises has signed a letter of intent to build three mid-size cruise ships. These premium ships will be delivered in 2020, 2021, and 2022 and they won’t be your average cruise ship.
The first ship will be based out of Miami, Florida and sail week long cruises to the Caribbean departing every Sunday. The 110,000 gross ton ships will have 1,430 staterooms (most will have a balcony) that will hold 2,800 passengers. Each ship will also have 1,150 crew members.
Virgin Cruises is promising to “make some waves” in the cruise industry and deliver a product unlike anything else that is currently being offered. With millennials being a target audience for Virgin, cruise traditions like formal nights won’t be on the schedule. While the design process is still underway, Virgin stated that you can expect to see some red on the ships.
Do you have an idea that you would like to see or do on Virgin ships? Virgin Cruises wants to know so head over to VirginCruises.com and fill out the form. Your idea just may be found on a Virgin ship in 2020.