Calling 2022 an epic yr with report bookings, Virgin Voyages rolled out a number of new enticements geared toward retaining the momentum going by way of the vacation season and because the cruise line ushers in 2023.
The perks embrace bar tab credit and decreased fares, plus new onboard applications. The brand new yr additionally will carry the adults-only cruise line’s third and fourth ships, Resilient Girl and Sensible Girl, into service.
Free Drinks, Discounted Fares Court docket Sailors
Virgin Voyages is courting cruisers, or, in Virgin lingo, “Sailors,” with two money-saving presents legitimate on new bookings made by January 31, 2023. For every cruise fare bought, a second will likely be decreased by 60 %.
Moreover, all Sailors will obtain a complimentary bar tab of $300 for voyages of six nights or fewer, and $600 for cruises of seven nights or extra. The presents apply to all 4 Virgin Voyages ships as follows:
- Scarlet Girl: December 18, 2022 – December 27, 2023
- Valiant Girl: December 17, 2022 – December 30, 2023
- Resilient Girl: Could 14, 2023 – March 15, 2024
- Sensible Girl: December 24, 2023 – December 30, 2023
Isis Ruiz, Virgin Voyages’ Chief Development Officer, mentioned, “2022 was a red-letter yr, and 2023 guarantees to be even higher as we launch Resilient Girl, increase globally to greater than 100 beautiful ports throughout 4 continents, and introduce new leisure and well-being occasions.”
“To assist our Sailors have a unbelievable new yr, we’re giving them early entry to our most inclusive supply ever. We needed to present vacationers one thing to sit up for and have an opportunity to plan a getaway with family members through the holidays. This supply has every little thing vacationers have to make it a memorable trip they are going to love and cherish for years to come back,” Ruiz added.
The monetary incentives are a part of Virgin Voyages’ Wave Season promotion. The industry-wide Wave Season refers back to the advertising of discounted presents within the first quarter of every yr in an effort to get as many reservations on the books as doable. Promotions have a tendency to come back in waves, as every line rolls out its finest offers.
Wellness and Leisure Upgrades Too
Responding to wellness traits in journey, Virgin Voyages mentioned in 2023 it plans to “assist Sailors jumpstart their wellness journeys” with onboard applications similar to rhythm-based spin lessons, restorative spa remedies, yoga and excessive vitality exercises, together with sound bathtub meditations on the shores of Bimini. Wholesome drinks and completely happy hours spherical out the wellness theme.
In response to Virgin Voyages, shipboard leisure in 2023 has some new occasions in retailer for Sailors, together with up-and-coming musical artists and limited-time reveals, with particulars to be introduced.
The favored dance manufacturing known as “UNTITLED DANCESHOWPARTYTHING” and “Duel Actuality,” a contemporary model of Romeo and Juliet, will proceed their runs, and the present titled “It’s a Ship Present,” carried out on Valiant Girl, may also be supplied on Scarlet Girl.
Virgin Voyages is at present working two ships, each within the Caribbean this winter, and has two ships on account of enter service in 2023. All 4 sister ships are similar and all accommodate 2,770 friends. Scarlet Girl and Valiant Girl are each homeported in Miami and crusing a collection of Jap and Western Caribbean cruises this winter. Scarlet Girl entered service in 2021 and Valiant Girl in March of this yr.
Resilient Girl was scheduled to debut in Athens in August 2022 however was delayed on account of provide chain points and crew shortages. The ship is slated to start crusing in Could 2023. Sensible Girl is anticipated to enter service in late 2023, and will homeport in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The entire Virgin ships had been constructed by Fincantieri.