Resilient Lady Completes Sea Trials

Resilient Lady completes her sea trials, returning safely to the shipyard in Italy ahead of her debut from Athens, Greece this August.

Resilient Lady Completes Sea Trials

Resilient Lady Completes Sea Trials

Resilient Lady, has successfully completed her final sea trial, returning safely to Sestri Shipyard in Genoa, Italy. During the speed trial, she reached an impressive speed of 23 knots (26.5 mph or 42.6 km/h).

Virgin Voyages continues to work closely with the Fincantieri team to get Resilient Lady ready for her debut in August out of Athens. Together, the marine teams are testing her safety systems, automation, power generation, and propulsion systems. 

Resilient Lady Completes Sea Trials

Last week, Virgin Voyages also unveiled Resilient Lady’s beautiful Latina mermaid designed by oil painter and muralist Jodie Herrera. Herrera’s Latina mermaid is a strong and powerful figure carrying Sailors forward onto incredible adventures. She’s a hero of the seas. Unrelenting. Courageous. Curious. Resilient.

Once Resilient Lady hits the waters on August 14th, she’ll sail the following seven-night itineraries: 

  • Adriatic Sea & Greek Gems – Piraeus (Athens), Dubrovnik, Kotor, Corfu, Argostoli, Piraeus (Athens)
  • Greek Island Glow – Piraeus (Athens), Santorini, Rhodes, Chania (Souda Bay), Mykonos Piraeus (Athens)

Resilient Lady will also embark on one, nine-night journey before doing an 11-night trans-Atlantic voyage from Portugal to Puerto Rico.

  • Charming Greece, Italy, Spain and Portugal – Piraeus (Athens), Catania, Palma de Mallorca, Málaga, Lisbon
  • Transatlantic Portugal to Puerto Rico – Lisbon, Funchal, Gran Canaria, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, San Juan

Once in the Caribbean this winter, Resilient Lady will be based out of San Juan and stop at some of the most irresistible Caribbean ports of call:

  • Southeastern Caribbean Isles – San Juan, Tortola, Pointe-à-Pitre, Bridgetown, Castries, St. John’s, San Juan
  • Sunsets in the Lesser Antilles – San Juan, Oranjestad, Willemstad, Fort-de-France, Basseterre, San Juan

SOURCE Virgin Voyages


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Heidi is a physical therapist by profession, cruise enthusiast at heart, and Princess all the time! She is a self-confessed thrill seeker, obsessive planner, and over-packer. She is always looking for the latest and greatest adventures onboard and ashore, enjoys researching top things to do in ports of call, and loves dressing up for formal nights.
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