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Virgin Voyages Releases Plans for PortMiami Terminal

Virgin Voyages, the new cruise line under development by the Virgin Group designed for travelers 18+, is coming together with the release of the artist’s concepts of the terminal in Miami. The Virgin Voyages Terminal will be located on the northwest side of the port in Miami, giving it incredible views of the city’s skyline. Construction is due to start next year and will be completed by November 2021, the beginning of the year’s cruise season.

Virgin Voyages has made a series of exciting announcements, including details of the terminal in Miami that the company is planning.

“Miami is an incredible city and one of my favourite places to work and play,” Richard Branson said. “From our headquarters for Hotels, Voyages and now Trains USA, South Florida has quickly become another home for Virgin brands in the leisure travel sector.”

Render of Virgin Voyages' terminal in Port Miami
Render of Virgin Voyages’ terminal in Port Miami. Image: Virgin Voyages

The new 10,000 square-foot terminal will be a palm grove inspired design concept developed by the Miami-based designers from Arquitectonica. The concept will encompass a design that builds on Virgin Voyages’ design ethos of the Modern Roman of Sailing, a new take on the formal grandeur and opulence of the ocean liner heyday.

The design is inspired by Miami Beach’s iconic palm trees and the island’s historical origins as an area intended for harvesting coconuts. The rooftop is designed to resemble a palm tree grove, with rooftop pockets that will allow natural light to flow into the building by day and uplighting by night that will light up the company’s iconic Virgin Voyages red logo and allow the terminal to shine bright, mirroring the skyline. The two-story storm-proof glass facility will be replete with lush landscaping giving the terminal a plaza-like feel with designated areas for drop-offs of VIP’s, ride-sharing and provisioning, designed to provide a seamless shore to ship experience.

Render of Virgin Voyages' terminal in Port Miami
Render of terminal’s VIP entrance at ground-level with Scarlet Lady in the background. Image: Virgin Voyages

Virgin Voyages has also revealed that bookings for its inaugural season of sailing will go on sale for the general public on February 14, 2019 – and February 5, 2019 for those currently holding pre-sale deposits.

Visit Virgin Voyages for complete details.

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