Virgin Voyages has selected a name for its second ship.
The ‘Valiant Lady’ will sail seven-night Mediterranean itineraries out of Barcelona, Spain when she debuts in May 2021. Bookings for the three feature itineraries, that all offer overnight and late night stops across some of the hottest destinations in France, Italy and Spain, will open December 19, 2019.
“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.
Sailing through the Med
Valiant Lady will dock just steps from Las Ramblas at the World Trade Center Barcelona.
This prime location, usually reserved by luxury liners and mega-yachts, gives walking access to the dynamic and diverse neighborhoods of Poble Sec, el Raval, Barri Gotic, Port Vell and the famed urban beach of La Barceloneta. With a weekly Sunday sail away, sailors will enjoy extra time in Barcelona and be able to take advantage of many different flight options. Virgin Voyages is partnering with Global Ports Holding to prepare for Valiant Lady’s arrival in early summer 2021.
Valiant Lady will sail three different itineraries:
- Itinerary 1 includes Barcelona, Ibiza, Monte Carlo, Marseille and Olbia
- Itinerary 2 includes a sampling of the Med featuring Barcelona, Ibiza, Toulon, Ajaccio, Marina di Carrara and Cagliari
- Itinerary 3 is a mostly Spanish immersion, stopping by Barcelona, Ibiza, Palma de Mallorca, Malaga and the British port of Gibraltar
Responding to travel advisors' requests for later stays in ports, Virgin has delivered this on every itinerary. This means guests have more flexibility to make the most of their time in port. Every sailing also features a Friday overnight stay in Ibiza.
For more information, travel advisors can visit www.virginvoyages.com.
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