Facebook Twitter Email. CNN — Wendy Williams is set to make history as the first Canadian female captain of a major cruise ship when she takes the helm of Virgin Voyages' newest ship. The cruise line announced Tuesday that Williams will be the master of Scarlet Lady, set to sail next spring.
Midsized cruise ships offer plenty to do without being overwhelming. Virgin Voyages, the brainchild of Sir Richard Branson, will launch in early as the trendiest cruise line in the industry. Marketed at the young-at-heart traveler who has never cruised, Virgin cruise ships will feature a number of features never seen at sea before from a tattoo studio to a drag show brunch.
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As of JanuaryVirgin Voyages has commissioned three mid-sized cruise ships, with an expected capacity of approximately passengers each. The first ship, the Scarlet Lady, is expected to debut inoperating four-to-seven day cruises in the Caribbean. Virgin Group announced the establishment of Virgin Cruises on December 4, with financial backing from Bain Capital.
Sir Richard Branson and his Virgin Group are getting into the cruise business. The iconic entrepreneur announced last Thursday that Virgin Voyages was officially open for business, with tickets for its maiden voyage in April available for purchase. Virgin Voyages, a joint venture with Bain Capital, will not only be Branson's first foray into the cruise businessbut it will also be his first experience with cruises in general.
Virgin Voyages has revealed the name of its new ship and more details of what to expect on board - Mirror Travel guest cruise columnist Dave Monk shares all. He spoke on the day water touched the ship for the first time, and steel was cut for the second in the fleet. Sir Richard also revealed that all single-use plastics will be eliminated on Virgin Voyages, with a ban on items including straws, water bottles, sauce packets, shopping bags, food packaging, stirrers and takeaway coffee cups.
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It will boast various adult-focused amenities, like an on-board tattoo parlor, luxurious spa, fitness classes and a blow-dry bar. Scarlet Lady will also have over 20 bars and restaurants but no buffetsall of which are included with the price of the sailing—a rarity for cruise lines, which usually have certain specialty restaurants on board that have an extra charge. The signature restaurant, Razzle Dazzle, will feature plant-based dishes and a drag brunch on every sailing.
When it comes to deciding where to go on vacation, cruising can be a very divisive topic. Often the reasons why people love cruises the never-ending buffets, the organized activities, the family-friendly options are the same reasons non-cruisers avoid them. Virgin Voyages. InVirgin Voyages will begin their new four to five-day cruise itineraries for a whole new model of cruising that aims to eliminate common cruise pain points.