A new cruise line has been taking bookings from across the United States, but can't seem to convince people in one particular state to book: South Dakota. Folks in South Dakota seem to have the time to vacation, as the average full-time employee in South Dakota uses only 26% of their vacation days to travel. In fact, about 73% of South Dakotans have left over days each year! That's why this line has a special deal (and message) just for The Mount Rushmore State... read more
Virgin Voyages has been teasing out the many things that will set them apart from traditional cruise lines and their latest announcement is no different (though it's not quite tattoo parlor on a ship different). Today they've announced that their first ship, Scarlet Lady, will feature an onboard record shop called Virgin Vinyl, a private gaming and karaoke lounge called The Groupie, and curated music and performances by up-and-comers as well as industry trendsetters. read more
Over the past couple years we've had the opportunity to watch a new cruise line emerge. With details of Virgin Voyages trickling out at a pace that leaves us constantly wanting more, we thought we'd take this episode to share what we know so far about Sir Richard Branson's first dive into cruising. We talk about who is behind the line, what the ship will be like, the things that make Virgin Voyages so different - and even tattoos. Check out the links below for photos, renderings and more information.
Today Virgin Voyages allowed previously deposited guests to start booking passage on Scarlet Lady, the lines first ship. As we've anticipated, the experiences Virgin has been promising look to come at a premium set of prices, though it's important to consider what is included. Interestingly, there are still some big unknowns, including stops on itineraries marked, "Secret Location"... read more
Virgin Voyages, the “adult-by-design” cruise line slated to launch their first ship, the Scarlet Lady, in 2020 has spent the last two and half years teasing followers with enticing details around the experience sailors can expect on their unique line. While the Virgin Voyages team revealed some public spaces, only recently did they give us an idea of what we can expect inside the uniquely designed cabins and “RockStar Suites.” Want a “Peek-a-View” outdoor shower... read more
This week in Miami Virgin Group Founder Sir Richard Branson and Virgin Voyages President and CEO Tom McAlpin joined Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez, Chairwoman of the Miami-Dade County Economic Development and Tourism Committee Rebeca Sosa and other government officials to announce plans to build a new cruise terminal for Virgin Voyages. Branson also announced that bookings would open... read more