VIRGIN CRUISES has agreed a deal to have three ships built to start sailing from 2020 and, the company says, ‘redefine the cruise experience’.
The 2,800-passenger vessels – to be built in Italy – are due to be delivered between 2020 and 2022. Each will be 110,000 tons and also have 1,150 crew.
The first vessel will be based in Miami offering seven-day Caribbean itineraries.
Virgin Group founder, Richard Branson, said: ‘This is a very exciting day for Virgin and travellers around the globe.We now have the right partners in place to build a world-class cruise line that will redefine the cruising experience for good.The #VirginCruises approach will appeal to cruisers and non-cruisers alike, and we look forward to being in Miami and delivering an experience for people who want a new way to #cruise.’
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