Virgin Voyages has made members of its US-based shoreside team redundant, the company has confirmed.
“These are especially hard times for hospitality and travel,” said the company in a statement yesterday (March 25). “We have strong stakeholders who are completely behind us and supportive of Virgin Voyages, but there is a need to make some tough decisions in the interim.
“Our goal right now is to take care of our crew as much as we’re able to, despite the global challenges, as Virgin has always been a people-first brand. Until we set sail in July, we wish health and wellbeing to all and we look forward to when we can travel together again.”
The line previously announced the postponement of its inaugural season, with its first ship, Scarlet Lady, now set to launch in July having been showcased to the UK trade earlier this year in Dover and Liverpool.