Resilient Lady Sets Sails on Her Aussie MerMaiden Voyage

Resilient Lady sets sails on her Aussie MerMaiden Voyage after an epic sendoff from Sir Richard Branson himself.

Resilient Lady Sets Sails on Her Aussie MerMaiden Voyage


Virgin Voyages’ Resilient Lady, the third ship from Sir Richard Branson’s fleet has officially departed on her Aussie MerMaiden voyage. 

The exclusively-adult cruise ship sailed off into the sunset, bound for the Bass Strait on her five-day journey to Tasmania. Leaving from the ship’s summer homeport of Melbourne, Sailors will make their way to Hobart for an exciting overnight call before continuing onto Burnie.

Before the departure, Sir Richard Branson hosted an epic sail away party on the ship’s upper pool deck, seeing the Sailors off with a celebratory Champagne toast. This monumental occasion for Virgin Voyages marks the first of 17 voyages Down Under this summer. Ranging from two- to 14-nights, the inaugural season sees the ship making its way through some incredible, postcard-worthy locales. These include Tasmania, New Zealand’s Fjords, and Australia’s southern coast. 

Resilient Lady Sets Sails on Her Aussie MerMaiden Voyage

With so much buzz around the brand’s debut in the South Pacific, Virgin Voyages has already announced its return to Australia and New Zealand in December 2024. Promising travelers the epic experiences Virgin Voyages is known for, the brand has also added nine new ports of call for its second season. 

Speaking on the momentous day, Sir Richard Branson said: “It was great to be in Melbourne, a vibrant city that matches the vibe of Virgin Voyages.  

“Australia has always held a special place in my heart and I’m so thankful for the warm welcome Australia has provided us. We are so excited to show you Resilient Lady and we’re determined to make waves Down Under with this new way of cruising,” Branson said.

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Sailors aboard Resilient Lady will experience a one-of-a-kind journey featuring Virgin Voyages’ standout amenities and exclusively adult atmosphere. Chic interior spaces designed by renowned architects, elevated menus curated by Michelin-star chefs, and a dynamic schedule of “Happenings” – everything from 80s-style dances classes to morning sun salutations – perfectly complement the brand’s brilliant service and inclusions. 

Travelers interested in setting sail with Virgin Voyages this summer aboard Resilient Lady can still book now to secure a cabin on one of the sun-soaked itineraries via the Virgin Voyages website.

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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