Virgin Voyages, the new adults only cruise line from Richard Branson, is set to debut next spring when their first cruise ship (Scarlet Lady) begins sailing out of Miami.
While people from all around the world have booked a future cruise on Virgin, there is one state in the United States of America where no one has yet to book a Virgin cruise. Which state is that? South Dakota.
The average full-time employee in South Dakota uses only 26% of their vacation days to travel. In fact, about 73% of South Dakotans have left over days each year. To rally some South Dakotans to come sail with Virgin Voyages and use those vacation days, the cruise line has put out a call for sailors encouraging them to book with clever billboards around the state.
To give them even more of a nudge, Virgin Voyages is offering the first lucky South Dakotan who books a cruise a prize package that includes:
- $605 in Sailor Loot to use on-board the Scarlet Lady
- 2 first class tickets from the 605 to the 305
- One-night hotel stay in Miami
- Limo transfer to the ship in Miami
- View Prices on Cruises on Virgin Voyages
Sir Richard Branson also published an open letter to South Dakotans in today’s issue of The New York Times, urging them to book a voyage ASAP and come join the fun in 2020.
You can read the letter below: