Virgin Voyages Celebrates Launch of Resilient Lady, Toasting “Yamas” to the Brand’s Newest Ship and Inaugural Summer Season in Greece
Featuring all-new ports in bucket-list destinations, new tasty food concepts and new entertainment
As the European summer season starts up, the much-anticipated debut of Virgin Voyages’ third ship, Resilient Lady, is here. Richard Branson’s cruise travel brand is expanding its list of vacation destinations with Resilient Lady’s inaugural summer season in Athens, Greece.
Designed exclusively for travelers 18+, Virgin Voyages’ ships were inspired by superyacht design. They bring glamour to the high seas with spaces designed by world-renowned architects and designers, including Tom Dixon and Concerte Amsterdam.
With menus curated by Michelin-starred chefs, the experience has quickly become a foodies paradise. Guests can enjoy culinary influences from these new regions in the Med.
Resilient Lady makes her debut on May 14, 2023. The seven-night MerMaiden voyage (May 14-21) features the “Greek Island Glow” itinerary. It departs from Athens and includes stops in Santorini, Rhodes, Bodrum, and an overnight in Mykonos before returning to Athens.
Also debuting this season is the “Adriatic Sea & Greek Gems” itinerary. This itinerary will visit the most incredible spots in the Adriatic Sea by way of Croatia’s coastline, Greece’s glamorous islands, and a bay in the Balkans. It also includes a late-night stay in Dubrovnik. This gives Sailors plenty of time to explore the scenic city during the day and take part in the vibrant nightlife.
“Virgin Voyages’ delivers an amazing experience and has been recognized by hundreds of thousands of happy Sailors with the awards we’ve won for our service, food, design, entertainment and more,” said Sir Richard Branson. “We have shown the world all that we have to offer when it comes to having the holiday of your dreams, and I can’t wait to show off our lovely new Resilient Lady in one of the most magical places in the world as she sails around the Greek Isles, Croatia, Turkey and more.”
“I’m thrilled this day is finally here and that Resilient Lady has officially joined our award-winning fleet,” said Tom McAlpin, CEO of Virgin Voyages. “Since our launch just a few years ago, we have received the travel industry’s top awards and have experienced a very high rate of return with up to 40% of our Sailors rebooking their next cruise while they’re still on-board with us. I know people are going to love voyaging with Resilient Lady as much as they have with Scarlet and Valiant Lady, and I look forward to sharing this five-star experience with even more Sailors this summer.”
New Offerings on Resilient Lady
In addition to exploring new destinations, Resilient Lady will also debut incredible new entertainment. These include five new shows and two all new soirées in The Manor. There’s also exclusive on-board parties, more live music acts, and a festival stage of rotating performances.
Alongside entertainment, Virgin Voyages is also unveiling new and tasty food and beverage offerings. Razzle Dazzle After Dark is a menu curated in partnership with Chef Eric Haugen. To celebrate Resilient Lady’s launch, the brand is introducing “Opa Hour,” an ode to the Greek culinary tradition. Held in the Dock and Dock House, Opa Hour will feature a Greek-inspired food and beverage menu.
Staying close to the brand’s commitment to creating an Epic Sea Change for All, Virgin Voyages has partnered with two non-profit organizations: All for Blue and Urban Act. These partnerships include the brand’s participation in underwater and community clean-ups. It also includes the composition of murals in Athens and the Greek Islands. These murals are aimed at expressing the importance of sustainable tourism and preserving our oceans.
After its inaugural season in Greece, Resilient Lady will set off on a trans-continental voyage. It will arrive at Station Pier in Port Melbourne, Victoria, setting sail through Australia and New Zealand from Dec. 11, 2023 – March 27, 2024.
For more information on Virgin Voyages, the five-star sailing experience or its amazing destinations and offers, visit www.VirginVoyages.com.
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