Cruise NewsVirgin Voyages Celebrates Dual Milestones on New Cruise Ships

Virgin Voyages Celebrates Dual Milestones on New Cruise Ships

Virgin Voyages, the new adult’s only cruise line from Richard Branson, celebrated dual milestones on their first two cruise ships.

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Their first cruise ship is scheduled to go into service in 2020 and the cruise line has finally released the name of their first ship.  Scarlet Lady will begin sailing to the Caribbean from PortMiami in 2020.

The livery on the ship will be recognizable as she has made appearances on Virgin entities before. Designed by artist Toby Tinsley, her likeness appears on Virgin Atlantic and Australia aircrafts as well as the Virgin Galactic spaceline. Now, she’s emerging again, but this time she reappears as a mystical Mermaid – the soul and spirit behind the first Virgin Voyages ship.

Scarlet Lady’s dry dock will be flooded in preparation for the ship’s float out. This process is a long and complex endeavour which marks an important milestone in the build-out of Scarlet Lady.

The second milestone celebrated by Virgin Voyages was the first piece of steel was cut for their second and currently unnamed cruise ship. A maritime tradition, the Steel Cutting Ceremony carves out the first pieces of steel that will one day adorn the hull of the ship.

The ship is scheduled to go into service in 2021 and the cruise line has not yet announced a homeport or itineraries for their second cruise ship.

Virgin Voyages has released a few renderings in the past few months giving us the first glimpse of their first adult’s only cruise ship. The renderings can be seen here.

This new cruise line promises to change cruising forever. From dining and entertainment to wellness and rejuvenation, nearly every single element of the Virgin Voyages journey will bring a unique Virgin Style to the high seas – and not just for the 2,800 Sailors, but also for the 1,150 crew members who will reside there and make amazing happen.

All passengers must be 18 years and older to sail with Virgin Voyages.

Equally important to the ship’s physical design is the desire to create a meaningful experience for guests. Virgin Voyages will feature exciting ideas in entertainment and music to provide our Sailors (not passengers or cruisers) with a strong variety of programming options.

Virgin Voyages currently has three cruise ships either under construction or on order.

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