Virgin Voyages to offer adults only cruises.
No kids allowed.
Virgin Voyages will launch an adults only cruise line beginning in 2020.
Richard Branson is finally dipping his toe into the cruise industry, after starting Virgin Voyages (formerly Virgin Cruises) in 2014. The first of three ships to embark on this new venture will launch in 2020, the mogul said in a Facebook announcement in Miami on Tuesday, where the first ship will arrive.
It will cost $3 billion to build the three sleek ships, which were teased via livestream at the keel — or foundation — laying ceremony in Genoa, Italy, where the ships are being built, a shipbuilding tradition that goes back centuries.
The three vessels, called “Lady Ships,” don’t have names yet, but the design unveiled today featured a silver-grey design with smoked glass and the image of a mermaid decked out in Virgin’s iconic red, creating what Branson says “will be the most recognizable ship sailing the seven seas.”
Virgin Voyages will be one of the few cruise lines to cater to an adults-only crowd — the cruises are specifically 18+, but CEO Tom McAlpin told Telegraph they won’t encourage spring breakers either.
Jump in now — if you wanna be one of the first 2,700 guests (or sailors, as Virgin will call them) on board, Virgin is currently taking $500 deposits for access to pre-sale booking period.
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