Richard Branson's Virgin Voyages launches construction on Miami-bound cruise shipMay 27, 2017
March 23, 2017 – Travel and Tourism News
Virgin Voyages Begins Construction of First Cruise Ship
When Sir Richard Branson declared “Make ship happen!” yesterday at an event in Genoa, Italy, it wasn’t a slip of the tongue by the famously playful head of Virgin Group. These three words are the current slogan for the billionaire’s newest company: Virgin Voyages. Originally announced in 2015, all the work for the burgeoning cruise line has been on paper up until now, or, more specifically, until last night when a cutting machine sliced into a steel sheet to mark the official start of shipbuilding. Come 2020, Virgin’s first vessel will set sail from Miami on seven-day Caribbean cruises with room for 2,800 guests and 1,150 crew.