Virgin Voyages has announced the name of their second ship – Valiant Lady. Sister ship to Scarlet Lady that’s set to debut in Miami as her homeport in March 2020, Valiant Lady will instead call Barcelona, Spain her homeport.
When Valiant Lady makes her debut in May 2021, seven-night itineraries from Barcelona will feature three different routes and each route will include an overnight and late night stops in France, Italy and Spain.
“We are thrilled to unveil the name of our second ship – Valiant Lady – and to deliver on our commitment to offer travelers a sea change in how they can experience cruising in this fantastic part of the world. Our Sailors will fall in love with the places we go and the moments and memories they will be able to create on our gorgeous ship. After all, there is no better way to sail the seven seas than doing it the Virgin way,” said Tom McAlpin, CEO of Virgin Voyages.
Where Virgin Voyages’ Second Ship Will Cruise
At home in Barcelona, Valiant Lady will be docked at the World Trade Center Barcelona, close enough to walk to the bustling Las Ramblas district. And in summer you’ll be able to walk from the ship to Playa de la Barceloneta, Barcelona’s trendy urban beach. Valiant Lady departs Barcelona on Sunday so with a Friday or Saturday arrival, there’ll be time to explore Barcelona before the cruise begins.
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Valiant Lady at Home in the Mediterranean
Each of the three itineraries will also include a Friday overnight in Ibiza, an island off the coast of Spain known for its exuberant nightlife.
- Itinerary One sails roundtrip from Barcelona to Ibiza, Monte Carlo, Marseille and Olbia
- Itinerary Two departs from Barcelona and cruises to Ajaccio, Cagliari, Marina di Carrara, Toulon and Ibiza
- Itinerary Three leaves Barcelona for Palma de Mallorca, Malaga, Gibraltar and Ibiza
How Valiant Lady got her name
The name ‘Valiant Lady‘ is said to have come from the latin word valere and its French origin, vaillant, translated as bold, courageous and strong.
There’s a method to Sir Richard’s madness. Both Scarlet Lady and Valiant Lady are the first two Virgin Voyages cruise ships in the cruise line’s newly created “Scarlet Squad” program. It’s mission is to recruit, support and mentor female shipboard personnel to grow into potential onboard leadership roles like marine, technical and hotel management. These high-level management and engineering jobs have historically been male-dominated.
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