Richard Branson’s Virgin Voyages will officially say ahoy to another ship her burgeoning fleet. In an announcement made by the cruise line today, Valiant Lady will be the second ship to join Virgin’s growing arsenal and she’s due to set sail in 2021.
“We are thrilled to unveil the name of our second ship Valiant Lady and to deliver on our commitment to offer travelers a sea change in how they can experience cruising in this fantastic part of the world,” Tom McAlpin, CEO of Virgin Voyages said in a statement. “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.”
According to a press release issued by Virgin, Valiant Lady will be based in Barcelona, Spain and will offer three-separate seven-night Mediterranean itineraries. With a focus on overnight and late night stops across European destinations including France, Italy and Spain, every itinerary will also include a Friday overnight stop on the island of Ibiza, Spain.
Valiant Lady will follow in the footsteps of Virgin Voyages’ first ship, Scarlet Lady which will make her debut in April 2020.
According to Virgin, ‘Valiant Lady’ will continues in the spirit of Virgin Voyages’ ‘Scarlet Squad’ program which is aimed at “recruiting, supporting and mentoring female shipboard talent,” as well as “growing opportunities to access leadership roles in onboard areas such as marine, technical and hotel management that statistically show low numbers of female leadership.”
Bookings for Valiant Lady will open December 19, 2019.