Virgin Voyages announced further details about its cruise ships during the keel laying ceremony of the first of the three new cruise ships at the Fincantieri shipyard.
The three ships will be part of the Lady-ship class and the first ship will be named via a contest. Each of the three 110,000 gross tonne ships will accommodate 2,800-passengers, although Virgin Voyages prefer to refer to passengers as ‘sailors’.
The first of the $710 million ships will launch in 2020. The Virgin Voyages experience will be for those aged 18 and over, with no children allowed on board.
Virgin Voyages is offering a pre-sale reservation, where a $500 deposit is required to guarantee a spot on the list for a cabin on the first ship in 2020. Deposits cover two ‘sailors’ and a fully refundable.
In a statement Virgin Voyages said: "Adorned at the hull you’ll find our beautiful, mermaid guide. Inspired by the traditional bows from ships of yore, she is our ship’s muse. The soul of the voyage. Our elegant leader. The feminine spirit of the ship.”
“Designed with the glitter and glam of a yacht, the ship’s livery stands out on the high seas. She glides with a unique level of sophistication paired with an unapologetic aire of mystery. A design meant to excite and inspire sailors to want to explore every corner. From dining and entertainment to wellness and rejuvenation, nearly every single element of the Virgin Voyages journey will bring a unique Virgin Style to the high seas – and not just for our 2,800 Sailors, but also for the 1,150 crew members who will reside there and make amazing happen.”