In 2020, Virgin Voyages will launch new ships that will be for travelers ages 18 and up.
The company made the decision to launch the no kids allowed line after seeking input from travelers. The president and CEO of Virgin Voyages, Tom McAlpin, said that this customer input highlighted that people wanted to “set sail in an environment that felt more elevated.”
The three ships will have room for 2,860 passengers. Some analysts say that it may be challenging to make such sizable ships successful without revenue from families.
The new ships aim to be more environmentally friendly. They incorporate technology that transforms heat generated by the engines into electricity. They will also include a new waste management system that could dramatically decrease the amount of waste the ship discharges into the ocean, instead turning it to energy.
Virgin Voyages is taking suggestions for what to name the new ships.