Ahoy! First Mates

World Travel Lounge visits Virgin Voyages - Valiant Lady

With a name derived from the Latin, "Valere" (Which means to be strong) Virgin Voyages second lady ship calls Barcelona her home - setting sail through the mediterranean in the summers and spending her winters voyaging down in the Caribbean.


We where totally over the waters when the invite came through to step onboard the Valiant Lady, and this was a Lady we were not turning down.


Valiant Lady is the second Lady ship of four in Virgin Voyages’ new adult-by-design, boutique luxury fleet. Valiant Lady, like her sister ship Scarlet Lady, boasts dazzling contemporary design and new experiences to reinvigorate the cruise industry in the same way that Virgin Atlantic Upper Class did in aviation.  With features like 1,330 cabins and an impressive 78 Rockstar Quarters and two Massive Suites that come with their own turntables and a private hot tub.  93% feature oceans views and 86% of cabins have their own balcony which we think is just AMAZING!!!!!!!  Valiant Lady's cabins also feature a new, elevated design which brings warmer energy and a more sophisticated look & feel which we think is very important for newer ships.


Speaking of the arrival of Valiant Lady to the UK, Tom McAlpin, CEO of Virgin Voyages, said: “Following the success of our first lady ship, Scarlet Lady, we are so excited to debut Valiant Lady to the UK this March and begin our European tour. The lifting of UK travel restrictions has already shown promising signs with 70% uplift in bookings since December – and we can’t wait to welcome Sailors on board!"


The Valiant lady has already been showcasing in Tilbury and now Liverpool as fans such as ourselves were invited to wave her in before Virgin Voyages kicked off their European sailings.  Valiant Lady’s itineraries feature longer port stays and overnighters in some of Europe’s most idyllic islands and effervescent cities, including Palma de Mallorca and Ibiza.

Richard Branson said: “Virgin Voyages has been a dream in the making since my 20s and today is a momentous day launching our second ladyship, Valiant Lady. It’s exciting to be able to celebrate our continued growth as a brand that’s on a mission to voyage like no other. In our five decades in business, Virgin has always sought to offer our customers something extra special, and Virgin Voyages has worked tirelessly to do just that.”


Here are a few snaps of our visit onboard!


If you would like further information on the Valiant Lady or, Scarlet Lady then call us on 0330 043 0965