Virgin Voyages has confirmed that it will be embarking on a season of sailings from Portsmouth.
The company, which only allows adults onboard, will be running cruises to Bilbao and Bordeaux. Dates are so far unspecified.
Shane Riley, Virgin Voyages vice president of UK/international sales, said: “The rumours are true, we’re returning to our British roots, and we couldn’t be more excited.
“Portsmouth was where we set sail on our maiden voyage and introduced what it means to set sail the Virgin way, so it has a very special place in our hearts.
“The best part is these series of ‘Portsmouth Shorts’ itineraries are just a fraction of the news we have to share.
“All I can say is stay tuned for epic news – we’ve got more sailing your way next week, and the new itineraries will be available to book starting Sept. 7.”
The itineraries feature short breaks to Amsterdam and Zeebrugge for Bruges and a longer cruise between Portsmouth and Barcelona via La Coruna, Lisbon, Casablanca, Malaga and Ibiza.