I’ve rarely seen such excitement regarding a brand new cruise line than I’ve seen with Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Voyages. When you consider Virgin Voyages will be an adults-only cruise experience, you can understand the interest.
Virgin Voyages reports…
Introducing ‘Valiant Lady’
Virgin Voyages also revealed that the name ‘Valiant Lady’ was inspired by the latin word valere and from the French origin, vaillant, meaning “bold”, “strong”, and “courageous.” While historically, the image of women only graced the bows of ships to bring protection to a vessel, ‘Valiant Lady’ embodies the idea that women design, captain, lead and champion change in the maritime industry.
The Scarlet Lady’s sister ship ‘Valiant Lady’ will continue Virgin Voyages’ ‘Scarlet Squad’ program aimed at recruiting, supporting and mentoring female shipboard talent, and growing opportunities to access leadership roles in onboard areas such as marine, technical and hotel management that statistically show low numbers of female leadership.
All Virgin Voyages ships have been designed by a leading creative collective who are the brains behind some of the world’s most loved boutique hotel brands. The collective includes names like Design Research Studio (Tom Dixon), Roman & Williams and Concrete Amsterdam who have all been inspired by the brand’s design concept- the Modern Romance of Sailing and Mission to Redefine the Experience of a Vacation at Sea.
“Seven-night voyages beginning in May 2021 will leave on a Sunday and include a Friday overnight stay on the party island of Ibiza.
Bookings for the three itineraries, visiting ports in France and Italy as well as Spain, will open on December 19 this year.
Itinerary one will sail from Barcelona to Ibiza, Monte Carlo, Marseille and Olbia
Itinerary two includes Ibiza, Toulon, Ajaccio, Marina di Carrara and Cagliari
Itinerary three concentrates on Spain with stops at Ibiza, Palma de Mallorca, Malaga and the British port of Gibraltar”
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