With Richard at the helm, we're building ships that bring together everything you love from your favorite places on land, with the butterfly-inducing excitement of the open ocean.

Ciao, Bella

Italy does everything better, right? The food, the wine, the art, and most notably for us — building the very best ships in the game. So naturally, we've partnered with ship-building powerhouse Fincantieri to bring the unique vision of our Creative Collective to life. In their dockyard in Genoa over a bottle of Montepulciano wine*, they conceived the kind of ship that encompasses la dolce vita. (*No wine was harmed or consumed in the making of this ship.)

  • Diverse team of ship builders for Virgin Voyages.
  • The iconic Virgin Voyages V logo.
  • A shot of the construction of Scarlet Lady.
  • A shot of the construction of Scarlet Lady.
  • A shot of the construction of Scarlet Lady.
  • A shot of the construction of Scarlet Lady.

    Creative Collective

    Some of the most stylish restaurants, bars and hotels — like The Mondrian, The Ace Hotel, and La Tounde, from the world's most renowned designers, like Concrete Amsterdam, Roman and Williams, and Tom Dixon — have inspired some of the most iconic musical acts to croon about memories made in these places. And in trying to design spaces worthy of inspiring future hits, we got the band (and, um, the designers) back together again.

    • A gallery of portraits of our creative collective — Concrete Amsterdam, Roman and Williams, and Tom Dixon. Roman and Williams
    • A gallery of portraits of our creative collective — Concrete Amsterdam, Roman and Williams, and Tom Dixon. Concrete Amsterdam
    • A gallery of portraits of our creative collective — Concrete Amsterdam, Roman and Williams, and Tom Dixon. Tom Dixon

      21st Century Sailing

      Swipe it. Dim it. Play it. Tap it. Order. Love it. We don't want to encourage you to stay in bed all day, but with our killer app and tablet in every room, we made it very tempting. And if the trip starts while you're mid-binge, worry not — we literally have a satellite (yes, a satellite) that can beam you all the goodness. So dim the lights, order in, make a reservation all while being completely horizontal.

      • Virgin Voyages cabin smart tech.

        Green on Blue

        Our greatest aim is for sailors to have the best time on board while indulging… minus all the guilt.  So to do that, we’ve embedded sustainability deeply into both our operations and the sailor experience itself. Through pioneering innovative and sustainable technologies, banning unnecessary single-use plastics, and thoughtfully sourcing food and retail merchandise — we’re creating a sailor experience that balances the duality of enjoying the earth and caring for it.

        • Virgin Voyages “Epic Sea Change” art.
        • An image of plastic and trash polluting the ocean (something we'd never do!).
          Our first lady ship

          Scarlet Lady

          She is named, in part, as an ode to our Virgin heritage (Scarlet was one of our earliest Virgin Atlantic planes), but more importantly, to call attention to our pledge to a future of fostering gender equality. With our new program, the Scarlet Squad, we're seeking to help women flourish in industries previously occupied exclusively by men. Ships, like everywhere on the planet, are made better when all of us are involved. Scarlet is still being built, so check back here for continued updates.

          • Steel cutting

            March 2017
            Virgin Voyages steel cutting for Scarlet Lady.
            Virgin Voyages steel cutting for Scarlet Lady.
            Virgin Voyages steel cutting for Scarlet Lady.
            Virgin Voyages steel cutting for Scarlet Lady.
            Ship steel cutting
          • Keel laying

            October 2017
            Ship keellaying coin
            Ship keellaying coin
            Richard Branson
          • The Hook-up

            July 2018
            Ship hook up
            Ship hook up
            Ship hook up
          • The float out

            February 2019
          • Sea Trials

          • Set Sail

          Scarlet Lady rendering by Virgin Voyages.

          Scarlet's all decked out for your arrival.

          MEET OUR CAPTAIN

          Captain Wendy

          In joining Scarlet Lady, Captain Wendy Williams will become the first Canadian woman in history to captain a ship for a major cruise brand. Having spent the better part of three decades at sea, she shares our dedication to prioritizing ocean preservation. There’s no one we’d rather have at the helm.

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