The British entrepreneur Richard Branson officially announced that his latest travel venture, Virgin Cruises is planned to launch from Miami in early 2020. The Virgin founder made the announcement at a press conference on Tuesday, in Miami.
The company had signed a letter of intent with the Finacntieri shipyard in Italy to build three 110,000-ton ships with 1,430 cabins. The ships are expected to be delivered in early 2020, 2021 and 2022. Each vessel will have room for over 2,800 passengers and 1,150 crew members, said Tom McAlpin, Virgin Cruises CEO. Continue reading
The Harmony of the Seas had its final block of ship structure lowered into place at the STX France shipyards in Saint Nazaire earlier this week.
The ship is getting ready for a bon voyage during its initial trip from Barcelona to Rome in April 2016. Continue reading
Carnival Cruise Line will ban passengers from bringing their own beverages aboard its ships, starting this summer.
The Miami-based cruise operator announced its new beverages policy in a statement earlier this week. Passengers and travel agents are being sent a letter explaining the new rules. Continue reading