Epic Sea Change For All
Our purpose is not only to change business for good, but also to change the world for the better. We have defined what creating an Epic Sea Change For All looks like, for our Sailors, Ocean, Communities, Crew, and Partners. This vision guides our decision-making and all that we do.
Our ambition is to secure a healthy future for our ocean. Not only do we seek continuous improvements to minimize our carbon, energy, waste and water footprints onboard, but we partner with not-for-profit organizations to advance ocean education and protection so it thrives for generations to come.
Take a deeper dive into how sustainability is part of the sailor experience
A Net Zero Future
Virgin Voyages is the first cruise line to achieve carbon neutrality from the first day of commercial operations, and one of the first to partner with Climeon to convert engine heat to electricity. We remain committed to working with the industry to advance low- and no-carbon energy solutions.
Fuel Efficient & Smart Design
State-of-the-art technologies optimize fuel and energy usage throughout the ship, from LED lighting to cabin sensors that auto-close curtains, turn off lighting, and adjust A/C settings. Even “The Band,” our personal smart tech wearable, is made with recycled marine and coastal plastics.
Waste Not, Want Not
Our approach to waste is to not generate it in the first place. We’ve banned single-use plastics from the Sailor experience and done away with buffets; food is made-to-order. Disposable products are sustainably sourced and we divert waste from the landfill through our onboard recycling program.
We believe in advocating for the current and future health of our oceans. On board, we serve sustainable fish and seafood and promote the use of reef-safe sunscreen. Through partnerships with non-for-profits, we also invite Sailors to join in advancing global ambitions to protect our ocean.
Products With Purpose
Virgin is synonymous with entrepreneurship and changing business for good. So, our goal is to align with brands and retail partners that share our commitment to creating positive social and environmental impact.
Thoughtfully Sourced Food & Beverage
Food and beverages on board have been responsibly sourced — including sustainable fish and seafood, direct-trade coffee and tea, and high-quality ingredients from small businesses. Vegetarian and vegan-friendly options are available at every eatery, so you can enjoy your food and feel good about it.
We want to be the ships that communities love to see in their port, and we’re making that happen by working with entrepreneurs and tour operators to curate authentic, responsible, inspiring experiences for our Sailors while creating economic opportunity and growth for the destinations.
Our Crew are the heart of it all, and we make sure they know it. With our commitments to diversity, inclusion, health and wellbeing, and industry-leading accommodations, our Crew are encouraged to be the best version of themselves. Dive into different and sail over to our careers page to learn more.