Celebration Voyages

Join us on a celebration of Virgin — accompanied by some of the most iconic special guests

SPECIAL GUEST

Richard Branson: Founder of Virgin Group

The man, the myth, the legend. Intrepid leader of the Virgin brand and a guy who believes in turning ideas into reality, Richard started Virgin back in 1970 as a mail-order record retailer. Virgin Records went on to sign household names from The Sex Pistols to The Rolling Stones. Now with 40+ Virgin companies worldwide — across industries as varied as travel, telecommunications, space exploration, and more — Richard’s newest adventure is transforming the world of seafaring travel.

Richard Branson

SPECIAL GUEST

Boy George: Singer-Songwriter and Musician

An iconoclast, Boy George is an English superstar. The lead singer of the pop band Culture Club — signed by, you guessed it, Virgin Records in 1981 — he’s also known for his DJing, charity and relief work, and most recently his art. Culture Club was the first group after The Beatles to have three Top 10 hits in the US from a debut album, and Boy George himself is absolutely Top 10 in the Virgin family’s hearts.

Boy George

SPECIAL GUEST

Nirmal Saverimuttu: CEO of Virgin Voyages

One of Virgin Voyages’ founding members, Nirmal knows the Virgin business inside and out. Before he came on board to help develop ship-to-shoreside operations and oversee a brilliant (and global) Sailor experience, he put in time at Virgin America and Virgin Hotels. A Wharton MBA grad turned Florida resident, Nirmal is a versatile leader whose savvy and responsiveness is guiding Virgin Voyages into our next brilliant era.

Nirmal Saverimuttu

Celebration Voyages Events

Here’s how you can expect to spend your time at sea during a Celebration Voyage. (Not listed: your options for spa days, spritzes by the pool, meals at our award-winning onboard restaurants, etc.)

Sail-Away Party with Nirmal

Our fearless Virgin Voyages CEO is throwing a deck party to kick off each of our three Celebration Voyages. Raise a glass to a transformative week at sea.

Sir Richard

Catch Virgin’s thrill-seeking founder, Sir Richard Branson, in intimate onboard settings, and get an exclusive glimpse into the man who started it all.

Party with Boy George

Have an epic night under the stars, with vibes and music curated by special guest Boy George.

Speaker Sessions

From innovation to purpose-driven companies, leaders across the Virgin Group are pulling back the signature red curtain to take Sailors on a behind-the-scenes journey through Virgin’s legendary history.

Hosted Cocktail Parties

Enjoy a happy hour hosted by esteemed members of the Virgin group.

Hosted Activations

Come join us for a variety of hosted activations with a range of special guests — from cocktail hours with astronauts, to fitness classes with Virgin Voyages senior leadership to Opa hours with Virgin innovators.

Charity Raffle

We’ve partnered with Virgin Unite to offer you prizes from all over the Virgin portfolio — exclusive Virgin Swag to free voyages to special hotel stays.

Exclusive Sailing Club Events

Our most loyal Sailors will get behind-the-scenes access to exclusive events. Stay tuned!

Virgin Family Guest Speakers

These luminaries from all parts of our organization will be on board during the Celebration Voyages, giving talks that offer rarely-seen glimpses into the long history of the Virgin brand.

Miami Voyage Guest Speakers

Celebration Phase II

Michelle Bentubo

Chief Operating Officer, Virgin Voyages. The leader of all Crew and Sailor activities — and a fierce advocate for those lucky enough to work at Virgin Voyages — Michelle also drives the digital experience of our mobile technology.

Celebration Phase II

Nathan Rosenberg

Chief Brand Officer, Virgin Voyages. Nathan has been with the Virgin brand since 2000, from mobile to radio stations to festivals. Now the Chief Brand Officer for Virgin Voyages, his bold and creative approach keeps Virgin ahead of the curve.

Celebration Phase II

Jamila Gilbert

Virgin Galactic astronaut. A proud descendent of Purépechan-Mexican ancestry, Jamila is the third Galactic woman to head to space, and is among the first 100 women astronauts in history. 

Celebration Phase II

Ron Rosano

Virgin Galactic astronaut. On top of being an astronaut, Ron is a passionate space educator — and the creator of the Suborbital Flight Journal, a complete record of all suborbital flights. 

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David Tait

Virgin Atlantic. David joined Richard in late 1983 to craft the scrappy business plan for what would become Virgin Atlantic Airways. A career “airline guy,” he’s also an award-winning travel columnist and bestselling author.

Barcelona Voyage Guest Speakers

Celebration Phase II

Nathan Rosenberg

Chief Brand Officer, Virgin Voyages. Nathan has been with the Virgin brand since 2000, from mobile to radio stations to festivals. Now the Chief Brand Officer for Virgin Voyages, his bold and creative approach keeps Virgin ahead of the curve.

Celebration Phase II

Frank Weber

Senior Vice President, Fleet Operations. Frank’s resume boasts 25+ years in the cruise and hospitality industries. A dynamic and passionate innovator, Frank leads all new building operations and oversees all marine and technical departments.

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Sirisha Bandla

Virgin Galactic astronaut. Sirisha is the Vice President of Government Affairs for Virgin Galactic and was part of the Unity 22 spaceflight crew alongside Richard Branson.

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Will Whitehorn

Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Management, Virgin Galactic. Once a member of a search & rescue crew in the North Sea, Will became an early member of the Virgin Group team in 1987, leaving his imprint across the portfolio — from Virgin Rail to Virgin Galactic. 

UK Voyage Guest Speakers

Celebration Phase II

Nathan Rosenberg

Chief Brand Officer, Virgin Voyages. Nathan has been with the Virgin brand since 2000, from mobile to radio stations to festivals. Now the Chief Brand Officer for Virgin Voyages, his bold and creative approach keeps Virgin ahead of the curve.

Celebration Phase II

Colin Bennett

Virgin Galactic astronaut. In his journey from aerospace engineering to being Virgin’s Flight Director, Colin has flown multiple aircrafts — and was even on the very first Virgin Spaceflight (UNITY 22, GALACTIC 01).

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Mike Masucci

Virgin Galactic astronaut. A former lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force, Mike has flown to space on six different Virgin Galactic missions.

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Steve Ridgeway

Virgin Challenger + Virgin Atlantic. A long-time friend and collaborator of Richard Branson, Steve worked all over the Virgin portfolio, finishing his distinguished tenure with 14 years as Virgin Atlantic’s CEO.

Sailing Club Members Only

Our most loyal Sailors will get behind-the-velvet-rope access to giveaways, special events, and other onboard goodies.

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