|Artists Rendition of New Virgin Voyages Cruise Ship|
Last week Richard Branson announced the formal name of Virgin's cruise line. The Company's official name will be Virgin Voyages. Branson confirmed that Virgin has officially signed a ship building contract for three vessels with Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri, and can’t wait to set sail. While we have lots of work ahead to build our three ships, we’re already excited to welcome you aboard the ship of things to come.
Branson outlined our ship building schedule, including steel cutting in early 2017, followed by the keel laying in Genoa in the fourth quarter of 2017. Virgin Voyages’ first ship will arrive at PortMiami in 2020, hosting more than 2,700 sailors and 1,150 spirited crew members.
There is so much more to share, and I can’t wait to reveal our designs, our itineraries and the unique experiences that will make Virgin Voyages unforgettable. In the meantime, future sailors are invited to visit Virgin Voyages on social or at www.virginvoyages.com. Now, it’s back to the beach for me – I have some more towels to collect and drinks to pour…