The Scarlet Lady, the first Virgin Voyages ship, embarked on its first voyage sailing from a port in the United States, the ship left Miami on a four-day cruise, which will pass through Cozumel and Costa Maya.
Virgin, which first revealed its intention to build a cruise line in 2014, said they were happy to crystallize more than seven years of planning. The brand was officially introduced as Virgin Voyages in 2015 as an adults-only cruise line.
Virgin Voyages is charting our own path, offering a new perspective on cruise travel with a blend of familiarity and a healthy dose of Virgin satisfaction, ”Virgin Group founder Richard Branson said in a statement.
Virgin, which called its first sailing its “MerMaiden voyage,” originally planned to start Scarlet Lady cruises from Miami in March 2020, but the Covid-19 pandemic postponed the ship’s debut. The Scarlet Lady sailed a few preview cruises from the UK in August, which Virgin called successful.