Valiant Lady

There’s been a vessel in the distance for some time. Another irresistible cruise ship, conceived of by the innovators at Virgin Voyages and styled by top global design teams. She’ll be brought to life by the master shipbuilders of Fincantieri in Genoa, Italy and will find home port for herself in Barcelona, Spain.

Benvenuta as they say in Italy, or welcome to our Virgin Voyages ship number two; Welcome Valiant Lady! With a name, derived from the Latin term, valēre, meaning strong, vigorous and powerful, we can’t think of a better way∘ to describe the leading mermaid gracing her bow, guiding us through the Mediterranean, on our first European cruise.

Inspiration for her identity combines folklore of the past while proudly ushering in traits of today. Historically, women have graced the bows of ships as symbolic figures of protection. But Valiant Lady embodies a new era where women don’t only represent a sort of figurative well-being for the ship, but also a quite literal one.

 From engineers to builders, marine tech to captains, Virgin Voyages∘ ships are empowering female leaders to break through, and challenge conventions for women in the maritime world. Virgin Voyages proudly boasts leadership positions for women with the design, build, technical operations and captaining of Virgin Voyages cruise ships. Like them, our ship’s leading lady is quite, well, valiant.

With a home port in Barcelona, and destinations throughout the Mediterranean, Valiant Lady will feature three 7-night itineraries, all going on sale in December of 2019 and setting sail in May of 2021.

Home to some of the world’s best beach clubs, night clubs and yacht clubs these itineraries, typically sailed by super yachts, will play host to Valiant Lady’s three different itineraries, all beginning and ending in Barcelona’s Wharf home placing Sailors within walking distance to everything this architecturally legendary, urban gem has to offer.

Our first itinerary visits the breathtaking southern French port city of Marseille, before sailing to Monte Carlo in Monaco, at the base of the Maritime Alps for an overnight stay along the French Riviera. This itinerary visits the Sardinian island’s north eastern coastal city of Olbia, known for the medieval San Simplicio basilica and its palm-lined waterfront. Valiant Lady then docks in Spain for another overnight in the beach club mecca of Ibiza before returning home to Barcelona, Spain.

The second itinerary is a fantastic sampling of the med with plans to visit Toulon on France’s coast before sailing to Italy’s Tuscan coastal town, Marina di Carrara, with a backdrop of dramatic white marked mountains, where what appears∘ to be snow is actually some of the purest marble in the world.

That itinerary next visits Ajaccio, the capital of the French island of Corsica before a stop in the Italian island of Sardinia’s capital city of Cagliari, known for the hilltop Castello, a medieval walled quarter towering the island town. This journey ends with an overnight stay gracing the music laden sands of Ibiza before heading back to Barcelona.

The third itinerary offers a sampling of Spanish delights sailing from Barcelona to the shores of Palma de Mallorca, the capital of the Spanish island∘ of Mallorca. Sailors will then head for an overnight stay in the southern port city of Málaga, Spain and visit Gibraltar on the southernmost coast with a final overnight stay in Ibiza before returning home to Barcelona.

In preparation for her new home, Virgin Voyages is partnering with Global Port Holding, the world’s leading independent cruise ship port operator, to refresh and recharge the Barcelona Wharf, a location, traditionally reserved by luxury liners and mega-yachts. All of Valiant Lady’s Mediterranean itineraries go on sale in December 2019 with each one spending overnights at the beach club mecca∘ of Ibiza - it’s so much more than the typical shore excursion.

Traveling with bravery, strength, heart, and power come naturally when traveling on the new cruise ship, Valiant Lady. We can already feel her courage and determination quite literally bringing the ship to fruition. Following in Scarlet Lady’s footsteps, we’re preparing for the Valiant Lady to be even more beautiful than expected. We’re looking forward to her completion, and no matter where she sails, we know Valiant Lady will exhilarate the Sailors’ that travel in her care. Bon Voyage! 

  • Size super
  • Style Luxury
  • Type ocean
  • Year of launch 2021
  • Gross tonnage 110000t
  • Length 278.0m
  • Width 38.0m
  • Speed 22kts
  • Decks 17
  • Language English (British)
  • Currency US Dollar ($)
  • No. of passengers 2770
  • No. of crew 1150
  • No. of cabins 1430
Unique Features
The Vitamin Sea ethos focuses on well-being that delivers rejuvenation and transformation for all sailors. Our entire voyage employs∘ elements of both detox and retox, depending on how a sailor might want to curate their time. We embrace self-care while feeding our mischievous∘ curiosities at the same time, recognizing that a complete experience makes room for both.
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We've already taken care of taking care of the crew. So, don't worry, the tips are on us.
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Modern, yacht-inspired aesthetics and clever cabin technology make for more than just a space to live (or dance).

Transform your room at the touch of a button. Mood-matching lights, a configurable Seabed and in-cabin tech come together∘ to make your life easier. Save the friction for the dance floor.

Wanna get cozy?

Choose a movie on your tablet, cast it to the TV and get high on that canceled plans feeling.

Need some zzz's?

There's a mood for that.

Down to host?

Transform your Seabed, order in mozzarella sticks, or adjust the lighting for an improvised dance-off.


Can you say exclusive access throughout the ship, personal RockStar style riders, upgraded marble clad bathrooms with premium amenities and spaces conceptualized by world renowned designer, Tom Dixon?

Then let’s talk suites.


Designed with a Sailor’s many moods in mind, our cabins are revolutionizing ship design to create a personal retreat complete with modern aesthetics, yacht-like sensibilities and functional living space. The ultimate go-to for relaxation and rejuvenation, our cabins stand out for the flexible∘ furnishings, upgraded bathrooms with Roomy Rainshowers and sensory mood lighting, creating comfy quarters that are way more than just a place to crash.


If you only had a handful of places you could choose to eat for the rest of your life, what would they be?

An exciting proposition, but not as easy as it sounds. This is the very task we gave the culinary masterminds responsible for the selection of eats and drinks on board our Scarlet Lady. Imagine you're building a city, an epic city, in the middle∘ of the ocean (miles from civilization). Look around the world, find what's hot, ignore what's not, think about what’s next, bring it all together, and only pick the very best.

Ship Eats
2am cravings? Designed around your schedule means that our delivery service won't stop, can't stop. #NoStomachLeftBehind

Feeling Tip-sy
We get it, math is hard. With built-in tips, we've taken care of (taking care of) your servers.

Basic Bevvies
Stay hydrated with filtered still and sparkling water, non-pressed juices, sodas, teas, or even drip coffee if you need a boost.

Hit me with your best shot
Whether it's a shot of espresso or a shot of pure, hearty wheatgrass, "vacation-you" still needs to start the day feeling like... well, you. So for those who want to upgrade, we've secured the boldest beans and freshest veggies to do your waking up with. And for the libation lovers, we've hooked up with established, creative, and theatrical mixologists onboard to whip up some cocktails∘ that’ll challenge your claim to “take it easy tonight”.


You will never be bored, we promise. Virgin Voyages events and gigs will vary with an array of performers and performance types as well as music programming and activities.

Music is fundamentally part of Virgin's DNA. Since our early days in the '70s, we've been spotting and nurturing∘ the best talent (Rolling Stones, Sex Pistols, Spice Girls – yes, fine, we are flexing); turning up-and-coming DJs into fully-fledged∘ superstars. We're bringing that ethos, that belief in the weird and the daring, to our on board acts. You know that incredible Ethiopian-by-way-of-Brooklyn r&b singer you saw in a basement show years ago, who's now blowing up? We're that basement show.

Our curtain calls
Original programming and ground-breaking acts — we’re so off-off-off Broadway, we had to take it to the ocean.

Let a DJ save your life
Cue the scratched hooks, because we're giving birth to (mmm okay we're fostering) the dopest up-and-coming acts in the DJ world.

All day & night
There’s always something happening on our ship. With programming that suits your mood (and sleeping habits), you never have to miss out.

Scarlet Night
The party to end all parties, our soon-to-be infamous blow-out event is the crescendo to this insane and unforgettable trip. Pack... red.

Health and fitness

For the 'do nothings', 'do some things' and the 'do literally everythings' (you know who you are), we have a way to sweat that suits you. From sun-rise yoga to outdoor boxing, meditation to HIIT workouts, and even specifically curated hikes at our ports, our approach to working out is that it works for you. If you just want to sweat out last night's questionable alcohol combinations, take a run around our outdoor jogging track. We definitely won't judge.

Whether your idea of relaxation is a sun salutation or a hot stone massage, you're about to get it OMMM (lol we know). A cross between a week spent in Bali and 2 hours at a cafe in Amsterdam, Redemption spa is a haven∘ of tranquility and self-preservation. Get dirty in the mudroom, let the sauna cleanse you, or spend an entire afternoon floating from hot stone massage to seaweed wrap until you've aged backwards.

Kids and Teens

You must be at least 18 to sail with Virgin Voyages.

Let’s face it, even parents could use a holiday from their little ones sometimes.

To relax, order a glass of wine and dedicate all of their attention to the voyage at hand.

That’s why we’ve taken great care to design a place where you, your friends or your significant other can have the best possible experience, sans the unpredictability of kids.

Because of that you must be at least 18 to sail with us. No kidding. See what we did there?

So whether you want to unplug and disconnect or network with like minded travelers, it’s all there.

Just show up with your dreams, curiosity, and love of all things stress-free.

Let us do the rest.

Our Shore Things are coming soon! All the details will be available on our Destinations page.
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