Virgin Group gets its first step in cruise business

Published on : Monday, November 13, 2017

111108091529127Virgin Group steps in the cruise ship business by introducing the adult only cruise which is all set to launch its first ship in 2020 from Port Miami in Florida.



There are two more ships, which will launch, in 2021 and 2022, respectively. The ships are all as yet unnamed, but each is expected to accommodate 2860 guests in luxury.




Virgin Group announced that 86% of cabins will feature balconies overlooking the sea. Renditions of the finished vessel show a sleek silver ship with a plumb bow adorned with a mermaid logo.




Virgin Cruise would be considered mid-sized compared to some of the Goliath ships used by established competitors – Carnival Cruise line, Norwegian Cruise line and Royal Caribbean Cruise line.





While most of the cruise lines cater to families, Virgin Cruise is going its own way. The new line is strictly for adults-only- for all adults refreshment, party, dinner and lunch.




Virgin founder Sir Richard Branson noted that the new cruise line signed a conformity with wastewater management company Scanship to expand the technology that could turn waste into energy.




Virgin Group earlier partnered with Swedish company Climeon to help reduces carbon dioxide emissions.




Virgin Voyages is committing in creating the cleanest fleet on the sea.




Virgin founder Sir Richard Branson held the launch celebration at a shipyard in Genoa, Italy, where boat builder Fincantieri has begun assembling the hulls.




He joined Virgin Voyages CEO Tom McAlpin in welding coins into the keel, a measure meant to bring good luck of the future cruise services.




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