Virgin Voyages hasn’t even set sail with its first ship — Scarlet Lady — just yet, but is already making headlines with its second ship.
The soon-to-debut cruise line just announced that its second ship will be named Valiant Lady. The ship is to be built by Ficantieri in Italy and will homeport in Barcelona.
The first renderings of the ship show it looking similar to the Scarlet Lady’s unique design. Grey, with accents of Virgin’s signature red, the ship is a completely modern and different take on the classic cruise ship look.
In other words, there will be no mistaking a Virgin Voyages ship for any other cruise line.
While Scarlet Lady will sail short four and five-night trips from Miami, Valiant Lady will offer three different seven-night trips from Barcelona, Spain starting in May 2021.
First up is a trip sailing from Barcelona to Marseilles, Monte Carlo, and Sardinia, before stopping overnight in Ibiza.
The second route will take the ship to Toulon in France, Marina di Carrara in Italy, and Corsica. From there it will stop in Sardinia and overnight in Ibiza before returning to Barcelona.
The final route leaves Barcelona for Palma de Mallorca, Malaga, Gibraltar, and overnight in Ibiza.
If you’ve ever wanted a chance to see all the hot spots in the Mediterranean, this is it.
You can book your spot starting in December 2019. There is no word yet on pricing. Virgin Voyage’s current sailings from Miami to the Caribbean run about $200-250 per person, per day for an interior cabin. With that same cost structure, starting prices could be around $3,000 for a couple before taxes and fees for an interior cabin.
One thing to note is that Virgin offers a completely different take on cruising, with tips, wi-fi, and all restaurants included. In other words, while the price might be higher than some other lines, you also get more.
You can learn more about the Valiant Lady and Virgin Voyages here.