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7 hours ago, AdoraBelle said:

 

 

I don't know who these dudes are and am not affiliated, but there's some pretty extensive walk-through footage overlaid with VR/CG renderings. 

 

That was a good one!  I also enjoyed the similar yet slightly different take from Emma Cruises below - I have never seen her (or that couple you posted) before, but found them both looking for videos of the tour...  Emma even appears a number of times in the video you posted as they were all touring at the same time and she is also very enthusiastic about the trip:

 

 

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so just an interesting note.......I went to VV.com to dream about booking one of their future cruises and was surprised that instead of cruises available from April - Oct 2020, now they are only available through June 2020 on the website.    Interesting......

 

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43 minutes ago, SC_GAY_Cruiser said:

so just an interesting note.......I went to VV.com to dream about booking one of their future cruises and was surprised that instead of cruises available from April - Oct 2020, now they are only available through June 2020 on the website.    Interesting......

 

 

You can still select and view sailings through October, but the range defaults to April - June.

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https://www.businessinsider.com/virgin-voyages-ceo-on-no-gratuities-recruitment-and-environment-2019-2

 

“Beyond the creative and management teams, McAlpin contends that Virgin Voyages will stand out from its contemporaries for the way the company treats its crew and customers. That begins with gratuities. Mainstream cruise lines such as Carnival and Royal Caribbean charge guests a set daily gratuity. For Carnival, it starts at $13.99 per day, per person. At Royal Caribbean, it starts at $14.50 per day, per person. At Virgin, it's $0.

 

“Not requiring gratuities does two things, it creates a better experience for our sailors because they don't have to worry about paying gratuities," McAlpin said. "But also we are able to pay our crew salaries so they won't have to worry about whether they are going to make enough money this month."

 

(McAlpin is a former DCL president, now CEO of VV.)

Edited by AdoraBelle

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The former president of Metro Cruise Services and Royal Caribbean veteran Juan Trescastro has been appointed to a new role at Virgin Voyages.

Reports to Diana Block

As senior director, itineraries, destinations, government relations and shore excursions, he reports to to Diana Block Garcia, VP revenue, itinerary & destination, and another Royal Caribbean veteran.

Trescastro had joined Metro as SVP business development in June 2017 and was promoted to president in 2018. As earlier reported, he was succeeded in the Metro job by Anthony Newman.

17 years at Royal Caribbean

Earlier, during 17 years at Royal Caribbean, Trescastro held senior port roles, ultimately, VP worldwide port operations for Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, Azamara Club Cruises and Pullmantur Cruises.

He was responsible for more than 8,000 ship calls per year, spanning 475 ports in 107 countries. He also was instrumental in the development of the Cape Liberty Cruise Terminal in Bayonne, New Jersey, as well as Terminal 18 at Port Everglades.

Trescastro left RCL in early 2016.

 

http://www.seatrade-*****/news/news-headlines/juan-trescastro-in-new-gig-at-virgin-voyages.html

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Ship does look kinda interesting.  We will have to try it out for sure.  

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I’ve just noticed Virgin Voyages have been added to the Ship Mate app, along with some more detailed deck plans...

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