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10 weird things about Virgin Voyages (and why you should sail with them)

Virgin Voyages is a brand-new cruise line with two ships currently at sea. Scarlet Lady sails year-round from Miami. Valiant Lady sails from Barcelona in the summer and Miami in the winter. Their third ship, Resilient Lady, is scheduled to debut later in 2023 with home ports in Greece and Australia.  

Due to the pandemic, maiden voyages for Scarlet Lady and Valiant Lady were delayed until 2021 and 2022 respectively.  In 2022, I was a passenger on multiple sailings, including the first Transatlantic crossing of Valiant Lady.

Virgin Voyages newest ship Resilient Lady delayed

Virgin Voyages announced today, June 8th, that their newest ship, the Resilient Lady will have a delayed launch.

Virgin Voyages notified impacted guests via email, saying that the reasoning behind delaying the launch of their newest ship was due to supply chain issues, staff shortages, and regional challenges. Virgin Voyages said that these challenges, “meant we couldn’t guarantee the epic vacation you deserve,” adding “we don’t want to fall short with your valuable time off, so while this decision was difficult, it was necessary.”

What it’s like to sail on Virgin Voyages

When Virgin Voyages first announced the start of their new, adult-only cruise line, the inaugural voyage was planned for 2020. After a Covid-related delay, the first ship, the Scarlet Lady, is now sailing out of PortMiami. While we are used to sailing with kids, we took the opportunity to check out this new way of cruising, and really enjoyed our Virgin Voyages experience. Here’s what it’s like to sail on Virgin Voyages now.

Virgin Voyages newest ship revealed to be Brilliant Lady

The cruise line Virgin Voyages has revealed the name of its newest vessel to be Brilliant Lady.

Brilliant Lady is currently being constructed in Italy by the Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri. The fourth ship in Virgin Voyages’ fleet is scheduled to make its debut in 2023.

New Virgin Voyages ship finishes sea trials

Virgin Voyages’ newest ship to their fleet, the Resilient Lady, has successfully completed all of its sea trials.

Now that the Resilient Lady has undergone and completed all of its sea trials successfully, the ship has returned to Fincantieri’s Sestri shipyard in Genoa Italy. Having completed all of its necessary sea trials, Virgin Voyages’ newest ship is one step closer to its debut.

Virgin Voyages pushed back startup in U.S. yet again

There has been another delay in Virgin Voyages sailing from the United States.

Virgin has struggled to offer cruises because the line was scheduled to debut right at the beginning of the global health crisis.

The new cruise line announced on Wednesday that it has canceled all sailings from Miami scheduled for late September and early October on Scarlet Lady.

Virgin Voyages will require all passengers to have a Covid-19 vaccine

Over the last few weeks, a lot of people have been wondering whether or not vaccines are going to be required on cruise ships here in the U.S. and there's one cruise line that just recently said, yes.

Virgin Voyages has come out and announced that vaccines will be required to sail on their ships and they're aiming for a July 1st restart.

The CEO of Virgin Voyages, Tom McAlpin, was on Good Morning America and he stated that all of the Virgin Voyages passengers and crew members are to be vaccinated for covid-19.

Virgin Voyages cancels cruises though mid-October

Virgin Voyages announced today it is pushing back its debut until October 16, 2020.

The new cruise line was scheduled to begin in the spring, but opted to cancel all sailings through October 15, 2020.

Virgin is offering affected cruisers options to make rebooking easier. 

Passengers who booked travel on impacted Scarlet Lady sailings would be eligible for a 100 percent refund. To make up for the inconvenience, customers who cancel will also receive a 25 percent future cruise credit.

Virgin Voyages delays launch of its cruise line until August

Virgin Voyages announced it will delay its inaugural season until July 15, 2020, with the Scarlet Lady's maiden voyage pushed back to August 7, 2020.

Top 11 Things You Should Know about Virgin Voyages

Virgin Voyages is one of the newest cruise lines out there, and you might be curious what it's all about. 

Richard Branson's newest venture has turned a lot of heads, starting with its first ship, Scarlet Lady, that began service in October 2021. 

Their second ship, Valiant Lady, conducted its first maiden voyage on March 18, 2022. Two more ships, Resilient Lady and Brilliant Lady, are expected to debut in 2023. 

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