Home

Virgin Voyages Says Goodbye To The All-You-Can-Eat Buffet

By Sharelle Burt

Share

Richard Branson has mastered creating cruise lines that everyone wants to experience. His latest moves were adding a tattoo parlor and then the announcement of an adult only ship. This newest development, however, may have passengers a little on the hesitant side. Especially if you love a buffet.

 

Virgin Voyages is getting rid of a cruise ship classic: the all-you-can-eat buffet. The buffet will be replaced with a food hall-type option. Everything will be made to order, a strategy that will help reduce the waste of food.  Say goodbye to the main dining room, found on a majority of cruise ships, and say hello to a bar that will go into every eatery.

 

Holding close to 3,000 passengers, the adult only ship will host restaurants for all taste buds like an upscale Mexican spot, Korean barbecue, something for “veggie only lovers,” The Pizza Place and a traditional steakhouse. If you’re willing to take a risk, you can head to a restaurant called The Test Kitchen, where diners will only see a list of ingredients on the menu.

 

Although the ship hopes to have career-holding adults on it, the brand is not trying to dig into your pockets with extra food fees. “On a Virgin Voyage, it doesn’t make sense to be nickel and dimed or pay more for better food,” Chief Commercial Officer Nirmal Saverimuttu said. Virgin isn’t going to charge extra fees for their nontraditional food options.

 

The new cruise ship is making its debut sailing through the Caribbean from Miami and is said to be an experience for the books. Passengers, who are called ‘sailors,’ will be won over with ocean view rooms with balconies and met creative drawings of mermaids on the side of the ships. Since making the announcement back in 2015, details surrounding the cruise line have been released little by little, building lots of suspicion for passengers, which is the way Chief Commercial Officer Nirmal Saverimuttu likes it.

 

“The brand acts as a huge filter for us,” Saverimuttu said. “It gets you to the door. Our job is to satisfy you and keep you happy.”

Share
Travel Noire

Sharelle Burt

Want more?

Get exclusive, unpublished tips from Travel Noire's CEO to help you get off the beaten path, into the hearts of locals and onto a better, more cultured life.

ESSENCE Moves To Postpone 2020 ESSENCE Festival Until Fall

ESSENCE Moves To Postpone 2020 ESSENCE Festival Until Fall

Just a few weeks ago, Essence announced their plans to move forward with the 2020 ESSENCE Festival of Culture scheduled to take place July 1-5 in New Orleans. However, as COVID-19 cases continue to rise, especially in New Orleans and surrounding areas, the festival has announced that they are postponing the event for the public’s safety […]

Stephanie Ogbogu

This Houston Chef Is Opening A Grocery Store To Help Feed His Community During The Coronavirus Pandemic

This Houston Chef Is Opening A Grocery Store To Help Feed His Community During The Coronavirus Pandemic

Chef Jonny Rhodes opened the popular Houston restaurant Indigo in 2018, and in the time of a declining restaurant industry, Rhodes is making the best with what he’s been given and serving the community while doing so.  Chef Rhodes will be opening a grocery store in the north Houston neighborhood Trinity Groves — also the […]

Kelsey Marie

Four Seasons Hotel Offers Free Rooms To New York Medical Workers Who Worry About Infecting Families

Four Seasons Hotel Offers Free Rooms To New York Medical Workers Who Worry About Infecting Families

Every day, essential workers sacrifice their health to provide services for those who are in need. That is especially true for medical workers in New York, where the coronavirus has taken a major toll on the community. For those medical workers, they are not only concerned about contracting the virus themselves but are especially worried […]

Stephanie Ogbogu