Virgin Voyages now hopes to supply its inaugural sailings from Portsmouth this summer time.
The new line had deliberate to debut in spring 2020, sooner than the date was once to begin with pushed again to October closing 12 months within the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
However, with vaccination numbers emerging in the United Kingdom, the corporate now plans to supply UK-residents a chain of staycation-at-sea journeys this August.
The sequence will come with two-, three- and four-night itineraries, with a complete of six sailings.
“Virgin Voyages has been looking forward to sailing, and we’re so excited to announce our plans to sail from the UK,” mentioned Richard Branson, founding father of Virgin Group.
“Our team has curated such a fantastic experience for our Sailors and know this is a holiday they will love.”
Sailing the southern coast of England, the ‘Sneak-a-Peek’ sailings will be offering a style of the Virgin Voyages revel in on board Scarlet Lady.
“After more than a year of waiting and a major emphasis on a safe return, we’re ecstatic to announce these new sailings and bring Sailors onboard to experience what it’s like to set sail the Virgin Way,” mentioned Tom McAlpin, leader government of Virgin Voyages.
“We look at our UK summer voyages as a homecoming to pay homage to our British roots, and what an excellent way to kick-off our sailing season before heading back to PortMiami.”
As cruise operations in america stay unsure, sooner than heading house to PortMiami, Virgin Voyages’ Scarlet Lady is taking this chance to do a homecoming excursion, heading again to the place the Virgin logo started.
At this time, handiest citizens of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will probably be accepted to sail – with passengers elderly 18+ wanting to be vaccinated towards Covid-19.
Trips pass sale subsequent week.