Cruise Industry News reports cancellations caused by full charter.
Cruise Industry News reports that Virgin Voyages has notified guests booked on the Valiant Lady in early April will get their money back plus a 25% future cruise credit, but they will not get a boarding pass. Guests can also receive a 50% future cruise credit if they choose not to cancel altogether and rebook when it is more convenient for Virgin.
Virgin has decided to cancel the April 4, April 15, and April 18 sailings because the ship reportedly has been chartered for a tv show shoot. The actual number of disappointed guests is currently not available. Still, it is a strange decision to cancel three cruises for a better paycheck when the company is in the middle of launching the ship.
The 2,700-guest Valiant Lady is scheduled to sail its maiden voyage in Northern Europe and the Canary Islands on March 18 out of Portsmouth.