Virgin Voyages Resilient Lady Arrives in Australia

Virgin Voyages Resilient Lady arrives in Australia ahead of her summer cruise season with a spectacular welcome from Sir Richard Branson.

Virgin Voyages Resilient Lady Arrives in Australia


History was made as Virgin Voyages Resilient Lady arrives in Australia. Sir Richard Branson’s award-winning cruise line sailed into Sydney today ahead of the highly anticipated inaugural summer sailing season. 

Resilient Lady made her grand entrance into Sydney Harbour at 1 p.m. (Sydney time) where she received a spectacular welcome from Sir Richard Branson. The Virgin Group founder met the superyacht-inspired cruise ship in a classic wooden speedboat as it sailed through the Heads. 

Virgin Voyages Resilient Lady Arrives in Australia

Sir Richard Branson then took his Aussie welcome to new heights. He scaled the Sydney Harbour Bridge in an exclusive, Virgin Voyages takeover of the iconic BridgeClimb experience.

From the summit, he welcomed Resilient Lady to Circular Quay as she pulled into the Overseas Passenger Terminal for the first time. Excited Sailors lined the decks of the exclusively-adults ship to wave to Branson above and take in this iconic moment.

Virgin Voyages is the first travel brand in the Virgin Group to enter the Australian market since Virgin Australia (then Virgin Blue) launched Down Under in 2000.

Helicopters and drones circled the skies above to capture the incredible moment that encapsulated Sir Richard Branson’s pioneering spirit and the Virgin brand’s flair for creating iconic moments. It made Resilient Lady’s debut to Sydney a truly unforgettable welcome.

Speaking about this historic occasion, Sir Richard Branson said, “Sydney is one of my favorite cities in the world, and we wanted to ensure our arrival was as spectacular as the Sydney Harbour itself. To stand at the summit of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and watch Resilient Lady come into Circular Quay was one of the most exciting moments since we founded the Virgin brand.”

He continued, “Australians’ loyalty to Virgin brands over the years has been testament to the thousands of people who make Virgin what it is, and we know you’re going to love Virgin Voyages, the latest brand to come Down Under. We are now less than one week away from our Aussie MerMaiden voyage, and we can’t wait to welcome Sailors aboard our ship where they will have a blast and experience our unique approach to cruising with the very best food, wellness, entertainment and fun.”

Virgin Voyages Resilient Lady Arrives in Australia

Virgin Voyages Sails Australia

Virgin Voyages is set to redefine cruising in Australia with its unique offering for Sailors. Every voyage offers Michelin-inspired dining experiences, awe-inspiring entertainment, and rejuvenating wellness experiences for guests to relax and recharge. Virgin Voyages caters to seasoned cruisers while captivating the cruise-curious and skeptics alike.

Resilient Lady will spend two nights in Sydney before heading south to Melbourne, her new homeport for the summer season. On Dec. 11, the ship sets sail on her Aussie MerMaiden voyage to Tasmania, stopping over in Burnie and Hobart.

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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