Wednesday, 3 Jun 2020

Virgin

US Virgin Islands to Reopen June 1

The U.S. Virgin Islands will reopen to leisure travelers on June 1, the territory announced Tuesday. Commissioner of Tourism Joseph Boschulte said the destination is finalizing public health and tourism protocols to ensure a safe return for visitors. While the islands are preparing to welcome guests back in less than a week’s time, a state […]

Could US Virgin Islands See Tourism Boost if New Marijuana Bill Passes?

U.S. Virgin Islands Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. resubmitted a revamped version of his proposed U.S. Virgin Islands Medicinal Cannabis Patient Act, which would enable travelers 21 and older to purchase marijuana in the destination. While medical marijuana has been legal in the USVI since January 2019, government delays have hindered its implementation, according to Vibe […]

Virgin Voyages Extends Suspension of Sailings to October

As a result of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak worldwide, Virgin Voyages announced it has once again been forced to push back its inaugural season, this time until at least October 16. According to Cruise Critic, Virgin Voyages revealed that passengers who booked travel on impacted Scarlet Lady sailings would be eligible for a 100 percent […]

Richard Branson pushes back Scarlet Lady’s launch because of coronavirus

Richard Branson has announced he will be pushing back the launch of Virgin's new cruise ship Scarlet Lady amidst the coronavirus pandemic. The business mogul was due to launch the new ship, the first for his cruise line Virgin Voyages, in April when she was due to sail an inaugural season from Miami across the […]