Citing the current global health crisis, Virgin Voyages has postponed its “Showcase Tour” launch and inaugural sailing season for Scarlet Lady until July 15, with the line’s Maiden Voyage now scheduled for Aug. 7.
In a statement made by Sir Richard Branson, “The business is well supported and our partnership between the Virgin Group and Bain Capital means that Virgin Voyages can remain focused on the health and safety of our Sailors and Crew.
“We want to make this change as convenient and fair as possible. So we are offering a range of options from a full refund and a voyage credit to extra special bonuses if you book a future sailing. The choice is entirely up to our Sailors, as it should be.”
It went to say, “We want to assure you that we have absolutely no health issues aboard our ship and have elevated protocols in place as we continue to put your well-being first. This is a once-in-a-lifetime launch and a once-in-a-lifetime customer experience, and we will do it together when we can all feel free to enjoy ourselves.”