Virgin Cruises, Virgin Group’s cruise line, has been re-envisioned with a new identity as Virgin Voyages. In addition to receiving a new name and icon, Virgin Voyages, which has officially signed a ship-building contract for three vessels with Italian master shipbuilder Fincantieri, will also adopt the clean energy system, Climeon Ocean, to transform low-grade energy into clean electricity on its ships.
“Our world-class partners like Bain Capital Private Equity, Virgin Group and Fincantieri as well as financial powerhouses like Cdp, UniCredit, SACE and SIMEST, showcase Virgin Voyages’ strong backing and commitment to developing an incredible product,” said Tom McAlpin, president and CEO of Virgin Cruises. “This is anything but just another cruise or holiday; it will be a transformational experience delivering a very ‘Virgin style’ of adventure.”
Virgin Voyages’ first ship will arrive at PortMiami in 2020, hosting more than 2,700 passengers and 1,150 crew members. For the first ship, Virgin Voyages will offer a range of Caribbean itineraries. For more information, visit virginvoyages.com.