Rebranded ‘Virgin Voyages’ Signs Contracts for Three New Ships at Fincantieri

Virgin Group's billionaire founder Sir Richard Branson has unveiled the company's rebranded cruise line now known as Virgin Voyages. The company also revealed that it has officially signed shipbuilding contracts for three ships with Italian shipbuilding group Fincantieri. “Thousands of future sailors and travel professionals shared their thoughts with us and tasked us … [Read more...]

Virgin Unveils Cruise Ship Plans

  Virgin Cruises, the new cruise ship company by billionaire Sir Richard Branson and his London-based Virgin Group, will build three cruise ships at Fincantieri and the first vessel is scheduled to set set from PortMiami in 2020, the company revealed Tuesday. The new plans were unveiled Tuesday during a news conference at the Perez Art Museum in Miami, Florida. … [Read more...]

Former Norwegian Cruise Line CEO Sues Virgin Group Over Cruise Line

By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI, March 11 (Reuters) - The former chief executive of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd sued Richard Branson's Virgin Group in federal court in Miami for $300 million on Wednesday over plans by the British billionaire to launch his own luxury cruise line. The lawsuit by Colin Veitch, who oversaw Norwegian from 2000 to 2008, claims that Virgin … [Read more...]

Billionaire Sir Richard Branson Launches Virgin Cruises

Eccentric billionaire Sir Richard Branson has made good on rumors of launching his own Virgin cruise ship brand with the formation of Virgin Cruises. The new company was announced Thursday on Virgin Group's website. Virgin Cruises will be based in Miami area and plans call for the design and construction of two new ships. Virgin did not disclose when or where the cruise … [Read more...]

Sir Richard Branson Looks to Launch Virgin Cruise Line

Sir Richard Branson wants a cruise line and what Sir Richard Branson wants, he's probably going to get. The Virgin founder and eccentric billionaire is reportedly seeking investors to launch a new fleet of Virgin cruise ships with two new Miami-based ships. According to a in the UAE website The National, Branson is looking to tap Arabian Gulf investors, including UAE … [Read more...]