Virgin Voyages Celebrates Launch Of Resilient Lady
Virgin Voyages’ third ship, Resilient Lady, is here.
The Resilient Lady’s inaugural summer season will see it sailing from its new homeport in Athens, Greece. Designed exclusively for travelers 18+, Virgin Voyages’ ships were inspired by superyacht design, bringing glamour to the high seas with spaces designed by world-renowned architects and designers, including Tom Dixon and Concerte Amsterdam. With menus curated by Michelin-starred chefs, the experience has quickly become a foodies paradise, featuring culinary influences from these new regions in the Med.
Resilient Lady makes its debut on May 14, 2023. The seven-night MerMaiden voyage (May 14-21) features the “Greek Island Glow” itinerary, which departs from Athens and includes stops in Santorini, Rhodes, Bodrum and an overnight in Mykonos before returning to Athens. Also debuting this season is the “Adriatic Sea & Greek Gems” itinerary, visiting the most incredible spots in the Adriatic Sea by way of Croatia’s coastline, Greece’s glamorous islands, and a bay in the Balkans. This itinerary also includes a late-night stay in Dubrovnik, giving Sailors plenty of time to explore the scenic city during the day and take part in the vibrant nightlife.
Sir Richard Branson said: “Virgin Voyages’ delivers an amazing experience and has been recognized by hundreds of thousands of happy Sailors with the awards we’ve won for our service, food, design, entertainment and more. We have shown the world all that we have to offer when it comes to having the holiday of your dreams, and I can’t wait to show off our lovely new Resilient Lady in one of the most magical places in the world as she sails around the Greek Isles, Croatia, Turkey and more.”
Tom McAlpin, CEO of Virgin Voyages, said: “I’m thrilled this day is finally here and that Resilient Lady has officially joined our award-winning fleet. Since our launch just a few years ago, we have received the travel industry’s top awards and have experienced a very high rate of return with up to 40% of our Sailors rebooking their next cruise while they’re still on-board with us. I know people are going to love voyaging with Resilient Lady as much as they have with Scarlet and Valiant Lady, and I look forward to sharing this five-star experience with even more Sailors this summer.”
After its inaugural season in Greece, Resilient Lady will set off on a trans-continental voyage, arriving at Station Pier in Port Melbourne, Victoria, setting sail through Australia and New Zealand from Dec. 11, 2023 – March 27, 2024.
Sail on over to www.VirginVoyages.com for more.
Resilient Lady in Athens
(Credit: Alex Anderson / Maritime Filming UK)