Virgin Voyages Cancels Inaugural Sailing Season

March 12, 2020 Staff Writer

Virgin Voyages Cancels Inaugural Sailing Season

BREAKING NEWS: As franchise owners with Cruise Planners, we received an update from Virgin Voyages at 1:30pm today.

In the letter from Sir Richard Branson and CEO Tom McAlpin, they announced that the Scarlet Lady, Virgin Voyages first cruise ship, will be postponing the Showcase Tour until July 15, 2020. The first Maiden Voyage has been rescheduled to August 7, 2020.

If you have made travel plans with Virgin Voyages, they are offering a range of options including a full refund, future cruise credit (FCC) along with “extra special bonuses” to passengers who book a future sailing.

  • 200% Future Voyage Credit which can be applied towards a future cruise. Additionally up to $500* in additional onboard credit will be available if you book prior to June 30th.
  • A full refund of your voyage fare, along with a 25% future cruise credit to be used towards a sailing in the future.

* Onboard credit will be based on cabin selection; Suites $500, Sea Terraces $300, Sea Views / Insiders $150.

Virgin Voyages is a global lifestyle brand committed to creating the world’s most irresistible holidays. The brand currently has four ships on order with master shipbuilder Fincantieri and has operations in the US, UK and Europe. With its inaugural season scheduled for 2020, Virgin Voyages’ first ship,  Scarlet Lady was designed to reflect a yacht’s sleek luxury. Featuring spaces designed by some of the top names in contemporary interiors, Scarlet Lady will be Adult-by-Design, a sanctuary at sea for the 18+ traveler. A dose of Vitamin Sea will be naturally intertwined across the entire ship, with well-being activated through a mix of high-energy moments coupled with relaxation and rejuvenation. Scarlet Lady will also feature alluring entertainment and 20+ world-class intimate eateries onboard. Putting a twist on luxury, which the company refers to as Rebellious Luxe, Virgin Voyages will offer incredible value for its sailors with all restaurants, group fitness classes, soft drinks, and many more Virgin surprises included within the voyage fare. Scarlet Lady will sail from Miami to the Caribbean in 2020, hosting more than 2,770 sailors and 1,160 amazing crew from around the world. Keep watch on virginvoyages.com for more updates. *From VirginVoyages.com*

Author: Staff Writer

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