Virgin Voyages’ Resilient Lady makes its grand debut in Greece
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Virgin Voyages’ Resilient Lady makes its grand debut in Greece

MIAMI — Virgin Voyages’ highly-anticipated third ship, Resilient Lady, has finally made its debut with a seven-night Greek Islands voyage departing on May 14, 2023.

The seven-night ‘MerMaiden’ voyage from 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, sailing along Croatia’s coastline and visiting the Greek Islands, a bay in the Balkans as well as Dubrovnik for a late-night stay. After its inaugural season in Greece, Resilient Lady will embark 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.

Resilient Lady is the third ship to join Virgin Voyages’ fleet in the span of just two years. Scarlet Lady and Valiant Lady both launched in 2022, while Brilliant Lady is set to debut later this year following Resilient Lady.

“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,” said Sir Richard Branson, Founder of Virgin Voyages. “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, added: “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 onboard 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.”

Upon its launch, Resilient Lady also debuted new entertainment onboard, including five new shows, two all new soirées in The Manor, exclusive onboard parties, more live music acts as well as a festival stage of rotating performances. A number of new food and beverage offerings also made their debuts, including Razzle Dazzle After Dark curated in partnership with Chef Eric Haugen, and ‘Opa Hour,’ an ode to the Greek culinary tradition featuring a Greek-inspired food and beverage menu held in the Dock and Dock House on all three ships currently sailing in the fleet.

Designed exclusively for travellers 18+, Virgin Voyages ships bring high glamour to the high seas with spaces designed by world-renowned architects and designers like Tom Dixon and Concerte Amsterdam. In addition, the cruise line has partnered with two non-profit organizations – All for Blue and Urban Act – to support underwater and community cleanups as well as the composition of murals in Athens and in the Greek Islands.

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