The new line, Virgin Voyages will not accept passengers under age 18. Virgin Voyages is due to launch its first ship in 2020.
Most cruise lines that sail with children have an area of the ship that is adults-only, such as the Solarium on Royal Caribbean International’s largest ships, the Sanctuary on Princess Cruises and the Serenity areas on Carnival Cruise Line.
Virgin Voyages is looking to attract those who probably are averse to cruising because of their impression that cruising is too focused on kids and families, with water slides, rock climbing and such.
Virgin Voyage’s plan calls for seven-day Caribbean cruises from Miami on its first ship.
Virgin Voyages will feature a South Beach-style vibe that will attract new-to-cruise passengers. Its ship will also feature a yacht-like design which will be unique and super sexy.
Virgin Voyages’ Ships will offer more than 86% of all cabins with a balcony, and 93% will offer an ocean view.
Virgin has begun accepting $500 refundable deposits that will enroll prospective passengers in a pre-sale that takes place before Virgin Voyages goes on sale to the public.