Virgin Voyages wants to make cruising cool. The new Richard Branson venture is aimed at travelers ages 18 and older — “sailors,” as the company calls them — who would normally never set foot on a cruise ship. (entrepreneur.com)
Virgin Voyages has revealed a number of new interior renderings from multiple design firms. The first of three 2,860-guest Virgin Voyages cruise ships will offer cruises from PortMiami starting in early 2020. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
A cruise for non-cruisers that’s “an epic sea change” from what’s currently available: that’s what Virgin Voyages — the latest brand helmed by business mogul Richard Branson — aims to offer when it launches in 2020. (cruisecritic.com)
Florida Governor Rick Scott today (Feb. 14) announced that Virgin Voyages has selected Plantation for its new headquarters, which will create 300 new jobs. The company will also invest $15.9 million in the local community, according to a statement. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
Representatives from Seatrade Cruise Global, an annual business-to-business convention that attracts more than 11,000 attendees from over 113 countries, has invited two top executives from new South Florida-based cruise brands to headline a panel at the event. (bizjournals.com)
Virgin Voyages is promising to reinvent the cruise experience, and one of the most traditional parts of a cruise ship – the funnel – will be rethought and redesigned for the company’s upcoming trio of Lady-class ships. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
At an energetic night-time keel-laying ceremony at Fincantieri, Sir Richard Branson and Tom McAlpin, president and CEO of Virgin Voyages, were lowered down in style from a yard crane in front of a large crowd while over 900 people watched live on Facebook as Virgin laid the keel for the first of its three cruise ships. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
The first ship to be launched by Virgin Voyages, a new cruise line founded by business mogul Richard Branson, will be adults-only — a feature that ties in with the company’s goals to target Millennials. (cruisecritic.com)
Virgin Voyages has announced that it will unveil a “ship tease” during a Facebook Live event on October 31. The company, led by President and CEO Tom McAlpin, is expected to get its first 110,000-ton, 2,800-passenger ship in 2020, and has promised to essentially reinvent the cruise vacation. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
Celebrating a major milestone in Virgin Voyages’ ascent towards its 2020 debut, President and CEO Tom McAlpin was joined by Fincantieri team members and their hand-picked, world-class design collective to cut the first piece of steel for the construction of Virgin’s three mid-sized ships.
Virgin Voyages, the cruise shipping company in Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group, has disclosed the hull dimensions of its three new buildings that will be about six metres wider than ships of the same length currently in service. (cruisebusiness.com)
Ship construction contracts valued at approximately 2 billion euros between Fincantieri and Virgin Voyages (part of Virgin Group of companies) for three new cruise ships have been finalized and are now effective.
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