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Virgin Voyages cancels cruises though mid-October

Virgin Voyages announced today it is pushing back its debut until October 16, 2020.

The new cruise line was scheduled to begin in the spring, but opted to cancel all sailings through October 15, 2020.

Virgin is offering affected cruisers options to make rebooking easier. 

Passengers who booked travel on impacted Scarlet Lady sailings would be eligible for a 100 percent refund. To make up for the inconvenience, customers who cancel will also receive a 25 percent future cruise credit.

Virgin Voyages delays launch of its cruise line until August

Virgin Voyages announced it will delay its inaugural season until July 15, 2020, with the Scarlet Lady's maiden voyage pushed back to August 7, 2020.

Virgin Voyages had delayed its launch and associated media events, “in light of the current global headlines.” This sounds like a reference to the current Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak.

The cruise line has insisted the change has nothing to do with health concerns on their ships, rather, it has more to with timing.

Top 10 Things You Should Know about Virgin Voyages

Virgin Voyages is one of the newest cruise lines out there, and you might be curious what it's all about. 

Richard Branson's newest venture has turned a lot of heads, with its first ship Scarlet Lady about to begin service.

1. Sailing from Miami

When Virgin Voyages first ship, the Scarlet Lady, arrives in North America, she will call PortMiami home.

In fact, Virgin Voyages built a brand new cruise terminal that was inspired by the palm trees of Miami Beach. The new terminal opens in 2021.

First Virgin Voyages cruise ship delivered by shipyard

The first cruise ship for Virgin Voyages, Scarlet Lady, was delivered by shipbuilder Fincantieri today at the shipyard in Genoa Sestri Ponente.

The ship recently completed its sea trials, and was delivered to the cruise line.

Scarlet Lady is the first of four ships ordered by Virgin Voyages.

Scarlet Lady is scheduled to set sail on her inaugural maiden voyage on April 1.

Virgin Voyages announces Deck DJ Schedule

Virgin Voyages announced the lineup for its On Deck DJ sailings.

The 2020 Resident On Deck DJ program will feature decorated musicians Mark Ronson (July 9), Diplo (May 7), DJ MK (September 3) and Sofi Tukker (December 10).

Guests on Virgin Voyages will be able to enjoy performances at the Beach Club at Bimini, with the 2020 lineup of world-famous DJs set to perform as part of the specialty sailings, which are now available for booking.

Tickets for the specialty sailings and concerts in the Bahamas are now on sale.

Virgin Voyages will let you order champagne by shaking your phone

Virgin Voyages cruise line announced a new on-demand champagne delivery service, Shake for Champagne, which will allow passengers on its cruise ship to request champagne with a shake of their phone.

When the Virgin Voyages Sailor App is shaken, a secret Virgin Voyages Champagne button is revealed and, with just one press, a bottle of Möet & Chandon Impérial will be delivered to the guest.

Delivered in a red champagne bucket, the service includes a 750ml bottle of Möet & Chandon Impérial with two glasses. 

April Fools: Virgin Voyages offering private jet transfers to cruise ship

Virgin Voyages "announced" on April 1 that its cruise passengers staying in RockStar Suites on Scarlet Lady will now arrive and depart via private jet transfer.

“From the sky to the sea, our RockStar Suite Sailors will truly live the glamorous life of a rockstar icon from the moment they begin their holiday. Why walk aboard the ship when you can fly,” said Tom McAlpin, president and CEO of Virgin Voyages.

Virgin Voyages announces on-board music experiences including record shop and karaoke lounge

Virgin Voyages announced today its first cruise ship, Scarlet Lady, will feature an onboard record shop, karaoke studio, and artfully selected music.

Due to set sail for its inaugural season in 2020, Scarlet Lady will be equipped with an on ship record shop called Voyage Vinyl, The Groupie, a private karaoke and gaming lounge, and perfectly curated music and performances by up-and-coming artists as well as music trendsetters for Virgin Voyages’ Sailors to enjoy.

Virgin Voyages shows off outdoor areas

Virgin Voyages has posted a new video to show off the outdoor areas on the cruise line's first ship, Scarlet Lady.

The video includes looks at the pool deck and staterooms.

Virgin Voyages reveals stateroom design and itineraries

Virgin Voyages announced today the first set of itineraries for the Scarlet Lady cruise ship, along with a look the cabin designs.

Guests will enjoy what the cruise line calls a, "sleek uber yacht style Seabed, a completely new transformational bed that converts from full-sized bed to lounger." The Seabed allows Sailors to transform their bed to a sofa for more space during the day.

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