Virgin Voyages has confirmed the name of its second vessel, a sister-ship to Scarlet Lady, will be Valiant Lady. And she’ll be heading to the Mediterranean for her inaugural summer season, before repositioning to Miami for the Northern Winter period, where she’ll join Scarlet Lady cruising to the Caribbean.
Last night [20 November 2019], Virgin Voyages officially announced the Valiant Lady will sail seven-night Mediterranean itineraries out of Barcelona, Spain when she debuts in May 2021. She will offer three itineraries through France, Italy and Spain, each offering overnight and late-night stops.
“We are thrilled to unveil the name of our second ship – Valiant Lady – and to deliver on our commitment to offer travellers a sea change in how they can experience cruising in this fantastic part of the world,” said Tom McAlpin, CEO of Virgin Voyages. “Our Sailors will fall in love with the places we go and the moments and memories they will be able to create on our gorgeous ship. After all, there is no better way to sail the seven seas than doing it the Virgin way.”
Based in Barcelona, Valiant Lady will dock just steps from Las Ramblas at the World Trade Center Barcelona. This prime location is usually reserved by luxury liners and mega-yachts, providing walking access to the neighbourhoods of Poble Sec, el Raval, Barri Gotic, Port Vell and the famed urban beach of La Barceloneta.
Valiant Lady will operate each Sunday from Barcelona, offering an overnight visit to Ibiza every Friday. The three voyages include:
- Itinerary 1 – Barcelona, Ibiza, Monte Carlo, Marseille and Olbia
- Itinerary 2 – Barcelona, Ibiza, Toulon, Ajaccio, Marina di Carrara and Cagliari
- Itinerary 3 – Barcelona, Ibiza, Palma de Mallorca, Malaga and the British port of Gibraltar Hearing
Bookings for will open on 19 December, 2019.
Why Valiant Lady?
Historically, the image of women only graced the bows of ships to bring protection to a vessel, whereas “Valiant Lady” embodies the idea that women design, captain, lead and champion change in the maritime industry.
The second Virgin Voyages ship will continue the adults-only cruise line’s ‘Scarlet Squad’ program aimed at recruiting, supporting and mentoring female shipboard talent, and growing opportunities to access leadership roles in onboard areas such as marine, technical and hotel management.