Portsmouth waved goodbye to Virgin Voyages’ Scarlet Lady in spectacular fashion, lighting the Spinnaker Tower red as she headed across the Atlantic to New York.
After a nearly a year-and-a-half at anchor following a delayed launch, Virgin Voyages is finally setting sail on its inaugural cruise this month. Here Breaking Travel News chats with chief executive, Tom McAlpin to find out what the future holds for the brand
Virgin Voyages has revealed plans for three pre-summer trips from Portsmouth next summer. Guests will be welcomed onboard new ship, Valiant Lady.
As cruises in the US remain uncertain, before heading home to PortMiami, Virgin Voyages’ Scarlet Lady is taking this opportunity to do a homecoming tour, heading back to where the Virgin brand began.
Virgin Voyages has announced it is pushing back its launch until October 16th. Passengers booked on affected voyages aboard Scarlet Lady have the option to request a 100 per cent refund.
A statement from the line explained: “When Virgin Voyages was founded nearly seven years ago, we never dreamed the world and our industry would be facing the type of challenges we all are today.”
Construction on Scarlet Lady, the first vessel from Virgin Voyages, has officially been completed. Nearly three years in the making, the line formally welcomed Scarlet Lady to its fleet after departing the shipyard in Genoa, Italy.
Virgin Group founder Richard Branson and Virgin Voyages president Tom McAlpin announced today that the line is officially open for business, with the company’s first ship, Scarlet Lady, now open for bookings.
Virgin Voyages’ first ship, Scarlet Lady, will feature Cuba as one of her voyage destinations during her inaugural season in 2020. The decision to sail to Cuba was influenced by customer and travel partner research it conducted in North America and the United Kingdom.
The first Virgin Voyages vessel will be named Scarlet Lady. The news was revealed by Virgin Group founder Richard Branson during a ceremony at the Fincantieri shipyard in Genoa earlier.