At an event held in Miami, Virgin Voyages revealed that it has now signed for three cruise ships to be built by Fincantieri in Italy. You may have also already noticed that the cruise line has also changed its name from Virgin Cruises to Virgin Voyages.
The cruise line which has recently set up offices in Miami has ordered three 110,000 gross ton cruise ships with Fincantieri. The first ship will be built at the Genoa shipyard and will enter service in 2020. The company revealed that the steel cutting for the first ship will begin in early 2017 and the ships keel will be laid in the fourth quarter of 2017. No doubt we’ll hear more details about the ships design as the ship is constructed. The ships will be green thanks to a partnership with Climeon, heat waste can be turned into electricity to save more C02.
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The second two ships will be delivered in 2021 and 2022. The first will offer weekly cruises from Port Miami and go head to head with other cruise lines like Carnival Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean. At today’s event, Virgin Voyages also revealed how the brand will look and entice guests to a new style of cruising.
Keep an eye out for further details from Virgin Voyages in the months ahead.