We were delighted to hear that a company we respect, Virgin Group, has decided to create a cruise line just for people like us; Virgin Voyages will be an adult by design. The new cruise line will have one main restriction on its passengers, you must be 18+ to set sail. We, of course, think the concept is long overdue. The thought of being trapped on a large ship in the middle of the ocean with hundreds of children sends shivers down our spines. Virgin Voyages promises to be a place where — even if you’re only childless while on this vacation — you can relax and be rejuvenated by your time at sea.
— Virgin Voyages ⚓️ (@virginvoyages) November 1, 2017
Virgin founder Richard Branson said, “We basically decided, ‘Let’s have a blank sheet of paper, let’s create the kind of voyage company that we would like to go on,’ and that’s what we’ve done.”
The Virgin Group has always had its own way of doing things and being a socially and environmentally conscious has been one of their steadfast goals. Their dedication to the environment and to mitigating their impact is leading them to break new ground in cruise ship construction. Virgin Voyages has partnered with clean energy start-up Climeon to effectively turn heat waste into energy. The change from traditional design will drastically cut down on CO2 emissions making the ship as ocean-friendly as possible.
You’re ready to hit the high seas right this moment, aren’t you? Well, the boat is still being built and won’t and be ready to sail until 2020. You can, however, put a $500 deposit down that puts you on the presale list giving you first access to book passage when they officially go on sale.