Ever since Sir Richard Branson announced he was launching cruise line Virgin Voyages, there’s been a lot of anticipation around what sailings will be on offer.
And soon passengers will be able to get a taste of the itineraries on offer, with bookings due to open in 2019.
In fact, Richard Branson revealed the exact date when he revealed Virgin is looking to build a huge new cruise terminal in Miami, taking the opportunity to confirm when bookings open for the fleet.
The general public will be able to start reserving their holidays from Thursday 14th February next year on the Virgin Voyages website, while pre-sale deposit holders will have access from Tuesday 5th February.
There’s already plenty to get future sailors excited.
The company has already offered sneak peeks inside first ship Scarlet Lady, which will sail to Havana, Cuba on her inaugural season in 2020.
It seems fair to say that she’s quite unlike any other cruise ship, boasting quirky features including a tattoo parlour as well as 20 dining options which range from drag-inspired brunches to vegan menus and mixology classes.
In fact, the cruise line will be doing away with traditional cruise dining rules including forced formal wear, assigned seating and even assigned dining times.
Scarlet Lady will be the first of four ships in the new Virgin Voyages fleet, setting sail in 2020. The other ships are expected to set sail in 2021, 2022 and 2023.
Earlier this year Virgin Voyages put in the order for a fourth ship, entering a new €700million contract (approximately £621million) with Fincatieri, who are building all four of the ships.
The fourth ship will be approximately 110,000 gross tons, 278 meters long and 38 meters wide.
It is expected to host more than 2,770 passengers in over 1,400 cabins, as well as 1,100 crew member
As part of its already impressive expansion, Virgin Voyages is also looking to build a new cruise terminal at PortMiami.
The new project is expected to boast a Miami Beach theme complete with a rooftop shaped to look like a palm tree grove.