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Can we get the jump on this and add a Virgin Voyages forum now to follow along with the construction of their first ship in 2017 and subsequent launch?

 

Nice press event from Richard Branson today and it appears this time a Virgin cruise lines is actually happening.

 

http://virginvoyages.com/#home

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I agree, a new forum is needed with this name change. I do like the sound of it "Virgin Voyages". First ship will be out of Miami, looking forward to hearing more details as we get closer to launch in 2020.

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Yes Indeed

 

IIRC Richard Branson Has Wanted to Get Into Cruising since he Founded Virgin in the 1970s

But He could not get the Financing in order

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I have just been reading about this and it sounds fantastic news.

"Hello sailors "!!!

 

 

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Starting to wonder if RC's influence over this board is stopping the creation of a Virgin board. I read a while back, that RC fought (and lost) to prevent Virgin Cruises from coming to Miami, where they have their offices.

 

 

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Giving this thread life again and moving it to the top. The first piece of steel was cut in March 2017. The ship is getting real! It's time for it to be added to the forum as a new cruise line.

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OK.... So I'm interested. But the Virgin Website has absolutely NO specifics. Are the ships going to be mega ships? Crystal type high end ships? Mass market ships?

 

Are they going to join the masses in doing 7 day cruises out of Miami to the "same old" islands, (Or do more exotic itineraries to unserved ports?)

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I'm not sure why Cruise Critic refuses to add the forum. Many have asked.

 

 

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And we wait...

Maybe when Virgin Voyages starts releasing more information the forum will be added.

 

 

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Hi everyone!

 

 

 

As you can see, we've listened to your requests and created a Virgin Voyages forum. Enjoy! :D

 

 

 

Awesome!! Thank you for listening and adding the forum.

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Hi everyone!

 

 

 

As you can see, we've listened to your requests and created a Virgin Voyages forum. Enjoy! :D

 

 

 

Thank you!!!!!

 

 

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From Virgin Voyages #ShipTease Facebook LIVE Facebook event...

 

dry dock ready for #shiptease!!!

 

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Is this the countdown we’ve been anticipating all month? [emoji7]

 

 

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From Virgin Voyages #ShipTease Facebook LIVE Facebook event...

 

dry dock ready for #shiptease!!!

 

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Lloyd - with the Keel laid today, perhaps time for a "Virgin Voyage Blocks are in the House"

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Lloyd - Thanks for sharing the link. It's nice to finally see some photo updates of the ship.
There are more photos found by in one of the FB groups by members, but we were being told that it was too early for the ship to be that far ahead in build, so we didn't share much beyond the group.

 

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There are more photos found by in one of the FB groups by members, but we were being told that it was too early for the ship to be that far ahead in build, so we didn't share much beyond the group.

 

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I was surprised to see how far along they've gotten. At least it appears that way probably because we haven't seen anything since keel laying.

 

In one of the photos in that link, are those Stabilizers? If it was a Carnival ship I might have thought smoke stack :)

 

Looking forward to some Internal Renderings soon.

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The bow of Virgin Voyage's Scarlet Lady.3e05da552e9c271d59fed53fb8c817f0.jpg

 

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At this point, any news is like an oasis in the desert! Thanks for posting that! :cool:

 

 

 

VV is doing nothing to generate excitement and to get people excited to book. Other cruise lines have itineraries open for 2020 and people will start to book. With the non refundable deposit on some cruise lines, VV will lose potential cruisers unless they starting doing some marketing.

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VV is doing nothing to generate excitement and to get people excited to book. Other cruise lines have itineraries open for 2020 and people will start to book. With the non refundable deposit on some cruise lines, VV will lose potential cruisers unless they starting doing some marketing.

 

Absolutely agreed! And, for those of us who paid our pre-deposit and signed up for VV's e-mails -- just e-mailing us to look on FB for the next big 'reveal' is not really sufficient. First of all -- not all of us are on FB (twitter, Instagrm, etc). That's WHY we signed up for VV's e-mails. I also have to wonder, with all of the hoopla about Virgin's new, uber-modern headquarters -- why they don't even have a decent web-site up, yet? I mean -- even if they think that social media works, as a place to release VV's 'reveals' -- HOW are they going to start booking cruises, without a fully functioning website?

 

And, yeah -- I have cruising friends who are asking me what I'm planning to book for 2020. At this point, "I don't know" is starting to sound a little lame -- especially when VV has had my pre-deposit $$ since last October! :(

 

(Sorry about the rant -- I'll get off of my soapbox, now! :o)

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would be nice to really have something we can sink our teeth into. needs a website with real info. Cabins, dining, shows and a general look around the ship. We have been sailing on Oceania mostly for the past 10 years, but would like to try something different for a change. If we can't see it we can't book it. Richard Branson is a great operator as is FDR and it could be fun to see Virgin Voyages. Lets hope.

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Absolutely agreed! And, for those of us who paid our pre-deposit and signed up for VV's e-mails -- just e-mailing us to look on FB for the next big 'reveal' is not really sufficient. ...

 

 

It wasn’t really a rant. Everything you said is in your post is absolutely true. The excitement dwindles a little every day. I was going to put down a deposit but changed my mind. VV has to do better for those of you who put down the deposit.

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would be nice to really have something we can sink our teeth into. needs a website with real info. Cabins, dining, shows and a general look around the ship. We have been sailing on Oceania mostly for the past 10 years, but would like to try something different for a change. If we can't see it we can't book it. Richard Branson is a great operator as is FDR and it could be fun to see Virgin Voyages. Lets hope.

 

 

 

A website should be the minimum of what they have. Even if you couldn’t book a cabin some renderings if the inside and entertainment would be something.

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