Question of the Week: Virgin Voyages

Are you interested in the new cruise line Virgin Voyages? If so, what intrigues you about them? What questions do you have about the line? We want to hear from you!

Tags: Richard Branson Virgin Voyages

17 Answers

I'm interested but I thought it's about 3 years out so will have to wait and see. I'm intrigued by many of Branson's "travel plans". At what point, will you have firm itineraries in place and begin booking?

I almost answered it's way too late in the day for that concept ...

Are there really any virgin's anymore?

Richard Branson is brilliant - reinventing whole industries. If anyone can save cruising - he can. Looks like he's building a brand new fleet - smaller ( 2,860 passengers/1,150 crewmembers), more nimble and passenger-oriented. What['s the target date - 2020? I'm definitely in.

If it will be along the lines of Virgin America Airlines then maybe not. The airline tries to be flashy and overly sexy. Way too gawdy for me. I can't see being on a cruise ship surrounded by constant mood lighting and "nose high" crew members that all look like they just stepped off a modeling runway in Paris. I'm on the conservative side and want a setting that doesn't make me feel like I'm part of an "Austin Powers" movie.

And that's the good news - those who prefer bloated archaic infrastructure striving for economies of scale by gouging customers and bare-bones service - they can have that. Those who want barf bag party ships - can have that. And those who want service, smiles, class, comfort at a fair price? They (hopefully) can have that (in two years or so...).

It's all (or will be) good.

From what I have read, the target demographic will be younger then I am. Until it is out and a bunch of reviews, I'll stick with the lines I can count on.

Oh ye of little faith. Come on Grandpa - dig it!

It all depends on the price point. Will it be priced under the luxury model, the premium model or the discount model?

Who you calling Grandpa. I have no issue cruising on Carnival Big Smile


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