Cruise News Virgin Voyages Virgin Postpones Launch of New Cruise Line by 4 Months

Virgin Postpones Launch of New Cruise Line by 4 Months

Virgin Voyages, the new adults only cruise line that was scheduled to debut in a few weeks, has decided to delay the launch of their first cruise ship due to coronavirus concerns.

Virgin Voyages’ first cruise ship, Scarlet Lady, docked in Miami

There have been no health concerns on he ship Scarlet Lady. However, Virgin Voyages has made the proactive decision to postpone the Showcase Tour inaugural season of Scarlet Lady until July 15, 2020, with their Maiden Voyage taking place on August 7, 2020.

Virgin Voyages is committed to making this change to cruisers plans as convenient and fair as possible, and are offering a range of options from a full refund and a voyage credit to bonus offerings for future sailings.

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Cruises who were booked on one of the canceled sailings can take advantage of the following offers:

  • 200% in Future Voyage Credit which can be applied to another sailing, rather than a refund. This is double the value of a Sailor’s existing booking.
  • Sailors can also receive up to $500 in onboard credit, if you re-book before June 30, 2020.
  • If a Sailor prefers to get a 100% refund on a voyage fare for an impacted sailing, Virgin Voyages will issue one plus offer a 25% Future Voyage Credit on the value paid to use for a future booking.

Virgin’s maiden voyage was originally scheduled for April 1 with two short sneak-a-peek cruises before it.

Virgin is the third cruise line to halt cruises due to the coronavirus outbreak. Viking has canceled all cruises through May 1 and Princess Cruises has paused all sailings for 60 days.

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