Virgin Cruises has officially re-branded as Virgin Voyages and has ordered three cruise ships with the first one debuting in 2020. The cruise line is promising to “change cruising forever”.
Richard Branson held a press conference earlier today and gave the following statement:
“Thousands of future sailors and travel professionals let us know they want us to deliver the most irresistible vacation at sea and that even our name should leave them dizzy with anticipation. I’m excited to reveal we are now Virgin Voyages and while we have lots of work ahead to build our three ships, we can’t wait to welcome you aboard the ship of things to come.”
Each cruise ship from Virgin Voyages will be 110,000 gross tons and carry 2,800 passengers. The first ship will launch in 2020 and sail week long cruises to the Caribbean from PortMiami, the Cruise Capital of the World. Construction will begin on this ship in 2017.
What will Virgin Voyages be like? Their websites states that “We’re on a mission to build a bold new cruise line just for you. One that makes sailing the ocean blue exhilarating. After all, that’s how travel should feel. It should be a departure from an ordinary getaway — audacious, romantic and always about you. It should never be just about getting from point A to point B. Virgin Voyages will be the place where irresistible style has finally found its sea legs.”