The ship is the first of its kind, and it offers guests an unprecedented level of customization including designated areas for yoga, digital detoxes and cryotherapy.
The “New Virgin Voyages Ship Makes Inaugural Portsmouth Call” is a new ship that will be sailing the waters of the United States. The ship is named after Sir Richard Branson’s daughter, Holly. Read more in detail here: us cruises.
This morning, Virgin Voyages’ second ship, Valiant Lady, docked at Portsmouth Port in Portsmouth, United Kingdom for the first time.
The ship’s arrival at the southern English port comes ahead of her first trip, which is set to begin on March 18 from Portsmouth. The voyage will last two nights, with a stop in Bruges, Belgium, before returning to Portsmouth.
Lady of Courage (Photo courtesy of Virgin Voyages)
Following the inaugural voyage, Valiant Lady will run another similar one, and then switch to an 11-night itinerary that explores the Canary Islands, Spain, and Portugal.
The ship will relocate to Barcelona in May 2022, where she will perform seven-night excursions to ports in Italy, France, Spain, and Gibraltar.
Valiant Lady will sail across the Atlantic Ocean for the winter season in October, departing from Virgin Voyages’ new Terminal V in PortMiami on six and eight-night eastern and western Caribbean itineraries.
The ship will return to Barcelona for the summer in May 2023.
Terminal V’s Scarlet Lady (Photo courtesy of Virgin Voyages)
Virgin Voyages recently announced that the accommodations on its first ship, Scarlet Lady, as well as those aboard Valiant Lady, had been updated. New wooden accents, new wall artwork, and extra storage options were incorporated as part of the update. By the time Valiant Lady begins service later this month, all of the staterooms will have been refurbished, according to the company.
Valiant Lady is essentially similar to Scarlet Lady, including restaurants such as Pink Agave, Gunbae, The Wake, and Extra Virgin, among others. The ship also features a number of leisure facilities, including group exercise classes, a spa and salon, and a tattoo studio.
The cruise ticket on Virgin Voyages includes internet, all meals, gratuities, and drinks including juice, soda, tea, and drip coffee.
Check out these photographs taken by marine photographer Andrew McAlpine of the Valiant Lady’s arrival in Portsmouth this morning:
Greetings, lovely woman….. The #VirginVoyages #ValiantLady made her first visit to #Portsmouth Harbour this morning. There will be more photographs to come. #cruise #cruisenews pic.twitter.com/RQHsxKKoXD @PortsmouthPort @mikesellersPIP @ShaneRileyVV @CLIAUK #cruise #cruisenews
March 1, 2022 — Andrew McAlpine (@CruiseshipP)
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