Virgin Voyages has announced that it is postponing the start of its inaugural season until 15 July. Previously, the brand’s first ship, the Scarlet Lady, had been scheduled to begin sailing from Miami to the Caribbean on 1 April.
Now, the Scarlet Lady will make its debut with a showcase tour starting 15 July, with the ship’s maiden voyage to take place on 7 August. Guests on cancelled sailings can opt to receive a 200% future cruise credit, which can be applied to another sailing. Those who rebook before 30 June will also receive up to USD 500 in onboard credit.
Alternatively, guests can choose to receive a 100% refund, in which case the cruise line will also issue them a 25% future cruise credit for use on a future booking. It noted that there are no health issues onboard the new ship. The new, adults-only cruise brand took delivery of the Scarlet Lady in mid-February.