Articles tagged “virgin voyages”

Travel Advisors May Benefit as Virgin Voyages Bundles Amenities Into Premium Prices

Travel Advisors May Benefit as Virgin Voyages Bundles Amenities Into Premium Prices

Maria Lenhart, Skift

Virgin Voyage's decision to charge high fares that include gratuities, premium dining, and other onboard features means higher earning potential for travel advisors. That's because advisors often lose out when cruise lines offer cheap fares, and then make up for it with onboard, non-commissionable charges.

1 day ago

Virgin Voyages Wants Cruisers to Pay a Premium (and Like It)

Virgin Voyages Wants Cruisers to Pay a Premium (and Like It)

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Virgin Voyages has set its prices much higher than a typical Caribbean cruise, but the operator is including more perks in the price — and insists it will be anything but typical. Will fans of the brand pony up?

7 days ago

Ritz and Virgin Cruise CEOs Think Agents Will Benefit From Brand Clout

Ritz and Virgin Cruise CEOs Think Agents Will Benefit From Brand Clout

Maria Lenhart, Skift

As they ramp up their outreach to travel advisors, Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection and Virgin Voyages are both presenting themselves as new and different options for luxury clients. They say this means agents will be able to sell cruises to those who don’t normally cruise, but who are intrigued by the brands.

3 months ago

Virgin Voyages Says Farewell to Cruise Cliche: The All-You-Can-Eat Buffet

Virgin Voyages Says Farewell to Cruise Cliche: The All-You-Can-Eat Buffet

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Virgin Voyages is intent on setting itself apart, and its food choices do stand out: no buffet, no main dining room, no restaurants with an extra charge. Execution will be key.

4 months ago

Virgin Voyages Will Join the Cruise Ship Crowds in Cuba

Virgin Voyages Will Join the Cruise Ship Crowds in Cuba

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Virgin Voyages has been talking about visiting Cuba for three years now, so this announcement is no surprise. But will the destination still be as popular in 2020 as it is now?

4 months ago

Virgin Voyages Is Counting on Its Brand to Win Over Cruise Skeptics

Virgin Voyages Is Counting on Its Brand to Win Over Cruise Skeptics

Hannah Sampson , Skift

Virgin Voyages is emphatic about being a different kind of cruise player while planning to sail from the world's busiest cruise port to the most popular destination. The difference will be in the details, and we're still waiting for most of those.

12 months ago

Virgin Voyages Sharpens Its Focus With Adult-Only Cruise Plan

Virgin Voyages Sharpens Its Focus With Adult-Only Cruise Plan

Hannah Sampson, Skift

One of the buzz phrases in the cruise industry for the past couple of years has been "multigenerational cruising." Virgin Voyages sees an opportunity in keeping one generation off its inaugural ship.

1 year ago

Virgin Cruises Rebrands as Virgin Voyages, Finally Signs Deal for Three Ships

Virgin Cruises Rebrands as Virgin Voyages, Finally Signs Deal for Three Ships

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Virgin is still on track to launch its first cruise ship from Miami in 2020. Whether Richard Branson can convince people who don't normally cruise to try one of his ships is still an open question.

2 years ago