Virgin Voyages Cancels Cruises through October 15, 2020

Virgin Voyages has announced that they have canceled all sailings on Scarlet Lady through October 15, 2020. This is the second wave of cancelations for Virgin Voyages, as their initial planned launch and inaugural sailing for late March was previously delayed until August. Scarlet Lady was delivered to Virgin Voyages in early February with a brief introduction to travel media and agents in Dover and Liverpool in the U.K. A special 4-nigth cruise event planned for Richard Branson’s 70th Birthday for July 15, 2020, has been rescheduled for July 14,…

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Carnival Plans Partial Service with 8 Ships Starting Aug 1

Carnival Cruise Line advised guests and travel agents today of our plan to phase in a resumption in our North American service this summer, beginning on August 1 with a total of eight ships from Miami, Port Canaveral and Galveston.  In connection with this plan, our pause in operations will be extended in all other North American and Australian markets through August 31. The key elements of this plan include: All North American cruises from June 27 to July 31 will be cancelled. Beginning August 1, we plan to resume…

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cruise Line Updates

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

With the rapidly changing landscape and daily updates to cruise lines travel restrictions, policies and onboard procedural changes in the wake of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, we’ve created this post that we will try to maintain with the most current advisories and links. Here are the latest Coronavirus (COVID-19) cruise line updates from the major cruise lines. (Last Update: 5/20/2020) AmaWaterways – Suspending the operations of European river cruise fleet through June 30, 2020 More Details: https://www.amawaterways.com/travel-updates Avalon Waterways – Pausing global operations through June 30, 2020 More Details: https://www.avalonwaterways.com/avalon-assurance/…

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Virgin Voyages, Scarlet Lady Arrives in PortMiami

The first cruise ship from Virgin Voyages, Scarlet Lady, has arrived at her new home at PortMiami. Following an inaugural transatlantic voyage, Scarlet Lady arrived in Miami on a beautifully clear morning and after a spin in the port’s turning basin, eased into her spot at the terminal. Now that the ship has arrived, she’ll be hosting several media and travel industry events over the next couple of weeks. Scarlet Lady’s first cruises with paying guests will depart on March 26th and 29th, with two special 3-night “Sneak-A-Peak” voyages with…

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Virgin Voyages Takes Delivery of Scarlet Lady

It’s not every day that we see a brand new ship debut from a brand new cruise line, but Virgin Voyages, the first venture into cruising from The Virgin Group, has taken delivery of Scarlet Lady. Also Watch: Virgin Voyages – The Beach Club at Bimini (Preview) Nearly three years in the making, Virgin Voyages formally welcomes its first ‘Lady Ship,’ Scarlet Lady in its fleet of four to the open waters, departing the Fincantieri shipyard in Genoa, Italy. In just 46 days, Sailors will embark on the Maiden Voyage,…

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