Virgin Voyages Adds New Destinations, New Itineraries
Virgin Voyages is introducing 19 new ports and 27 epic new itineraries available through April 2025.
Spanning all corners of the globe, the new offerings feature a return to the UK following strong Sailor and First Mate demand, incredible new ports of call in Australia and new seaside gems in the Caribbean.
Michelle Bentubo, SVP Service Excellence and Travel Operations, said: “Our loyal sailors have been asking for more places to visit with us, so we’re delivering in a big way. New ports, new itineraries and more local and immersive experiences to create unforgettable getaways. From Morocco to Mooloolaba, Amsterdam to Bordeaux, Catania to Port Douglas, we now offer more than 120 incredible places you can explore aboard our award-winning ships you know and love. After all, it’s not just about where you go; it’s about who you go with and make a holiday one to remember.”
With this new announcement, Virgin Voyages’ fleet will offer a total of 63 itineraries to some of the world’s most inspiring locales. Among the new options are what the brand is calling its “Seachange Series.” These reimagined repositioning voyages offer more opportunities for travellers to extend their holidays and explore the world at large.
Of note, though is that Virgin Voyages reports that it is facing unexpected construction, supply chain and staffing challenges that have delayed the introduction into service of its new ship, Brilliant Lady.
As a result, the company said that given the challenges outlined, it has made the tough decision to postpone Brilliant Lady’s highly anticipated launch. Virgin Voyages is evaluating new possible launch dates when it is able to deliver the standards the brand’s Sailors have come to expect.
Guests with bookings that have been canceled will receive generous offers along with exclusive rebooking perks and on-board credit once the new date is announced.
Said Bentubo: “We’ve built a brand that has taken the industry by storm, but even the strongest businesses face unforeseen challenges every now and then. We are sorry that our Sailors and First Mates who were excited about Brilliant Lady will have to wait a little bit longer for her launch. We know they will love the new itineraries as much as we do, and we look forward to welcoming them on-board.”
Always wanting to do right by its Sailors and travel advisors, Virgin Voyages will offer anyone impacted by the new itineraries price- and promotion-protected options to rebook and receive US$300 to US$600 in Sailor Loot or a full refund.
Travellers wanting to experience one of the exciting new ports can take advantage of 30% off Med 2024 voyages and up to a $600 Bar Tab when they book by Sept. 28. A handful of select Caribbean sailings and repositioning voyages are also eligible for $500 off.
For more on the new itineraries – available Sept 11 – of the Resilient Lady, Valiant Lady and Scarlet Lady, go to www.VirginVoyages.com .