As part of Virgin Voyages’ “Shipload of Love” initiative, the line has announced that it will be giving away 1,000 cruises on its ship Scarlet Lady.
In a press release, Virgin said that the program is meant to pay tribute to “those who have impacted our lives in a meaningful way,” with nominations opening soon for those who may be deserving of a free vacation.
“Shipload of Love” will officially launch on Valentine’s Day, which coincides with the one-year anniversary of the delivery of Scarlet Lady, which was the brand’s first ship.
Those who want to submit a nomination should make a short video and upload it onto the Shipload of Love website, sharing who they’re nominating and why. The first 1,000 nominations are now open. In the following weeks, the line will drop additional giveaways, which will be announced on its Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages.
“No good deed is too small, and no individual is to be overlooked,” the company said. “Love and beauty exist in the eye of the beholder, including our unsung heroes, who have shown us that their embrace makes the world a better place. To honor the personal heroes that exist in our lives in a multitude of ways, Virgin Voyages is giving away a real Shipload of Love, starting with an open call to nominate a person who has inspired you, cared for you and helped you to navigate this past year for the vacation of a lifetime.”
Submissions will be accepted through March 16, 2021.
The cruise industry shut down in 2020 just as Virgin Voyages was getting ready to debut Scarlet Lady to the public. Now, the ship is scheduled to finally set sail on her inaugural voyage in May 2021. The ship will homeport in Miami, operating Caribbean cruises that include a stop at the line’s private destination in the Bahamas, The Beach Club at Bimini.