15 April 2024

Virgin’s Sir Branson stuns all 150 flight passengers with free cruise trip

Christmas came early for more than 150 passengers onboard a Virgin Australia flight from Melbourne to Hobart when they received the surprise of a lifetime this morning- a free cruise holiday worth up to $7,000.

The Virgin Group Founder, Sir Richard Branson gifted each passenger a free Virgin Voyages’ sailing to celebrate the cruise line’s arrival in Australia next month.

The surprise Facetime call from Sir Bronson over the plane’s PA system left lucky passengers stunned with the free cruise holiday. The cruise is on Sir Branson’s award-winning, exclusively-adults cruise ship Resilient Lady during her sailings in Australia on 11 December this summer.

Virgin Australia free cruise announcement stunned passengers(Photo/supplied)

“We’re counting down to Virgin Voyages’ arrival Downunder – setting sail the Virgin way with adults-only itineraries across Australia and New Zealand. Sorry kids, you’ll have to sit this one out…,” Sir Richard Branson announced over the plane’s PA system.

“Well, today, you happen to be travelling on the same route as our Aussie MerMaiden Voyage! To celebrate this milestone, I’m pleased to gift each adult onboard a FREE Virgin Voyages cruise,” he said to the excited passengers.

In an unexpected twist, just before the door was closed on the plane, Sir Richard Branson also surprised the cabin crew, ground crew, baggage handlers and pilots on the flight by gifting them a free cruise for their efforts in bringing joy to the loyal Virgin Australia passengers.

Feeling in lounge was electric as result of announcement (Photo/supplied)

The flight was chosen to represent the same route Resilient Lady (Virgin Voyages’ Australian ship) will sail on her Mermaiden Voyage, leaving her homeport, Melbourne’s Station Pier, on 11 December 2023.

Prior to the flight boarding, the departure gate at Melbourne Airport was transformed into Sir Richard Branson’s RockStar Quarters – a luxury cabin onboard the ship, featuring a hot tub, hammock and a sea view vista.Read More...

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