New adults-only cruise company Virgin Voyages has announced its second ship will be named Valiant Lady and based in the Mediterranean after its debut in May 2021.
Tom McAlpin, CEO of Virgin Voyages, said: “We are thrilled to unveil the name of our second ship – Valiant Lady – and to deliver on our commitment to offer travellers 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.”
Bookings for the three itineraries will open on 19 December and offer overnight and late-night stops in destinations across France, Spain and Italy.
For example, one highlight is that every sailing on board Valiant Lady features a Friday overnight stay in Ibiza.
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.
Virgin Voyages has two more ships on order which are to follow Caribbean-based Scarlet Lady and Valiant Lady.
Valiant Lady itineraries
- Itinerary 1 includes the exotic delights of Barcelona, Ibiza, Monte Carlo, Marseille and Olbia
- Itinerary 2 includes a fantastic 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
For more information, visit virginvoyages.com.