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Virgin Voyages' first ship to cater for 18-plus only market

Virgin Voyages, the new venture in Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group of companies, said it will be the first major cruise line to offer a ship that is an exclusive 18 year old plus experience, which was a direct result of listening to future sailors – Virgin term for passengers - and travel partners.

The company is building three 110,000 gross ton ships at Fincanteri’s Sestri-Ponente shipyard in Genoa, the first of which is die to enter service in 2020.

Tom McAlpin, CEO, said at a presentation on 31 October that the first ship would be “Adult By Design” – meaning that sailors must be at least 18 or older to sail.

The decision was driven by feedback from future sailors and travel professionals, who are looking for a more elevated and premium experience, with a few Virgin style surprises, he said.

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