Brilliant Lady Itineraries Sailing from NYC, Miami, LA and Seattle 2025 and 2026

Virgin Voyages has just lifted the curtain on all the exciting destinations where their fourth Lady Ship Brilliant Lady will be sailing. Check below for all the Brilliant Lady Itineraries.

What’s New on Brilliant Lady?

Virgin Voyages has continuously redefined ocean travel and Brilliant Lady is no exception. When she launches in September 2025, she will launch with these new additions.

  • New Cabin Category: Adaptations necessary for Panama Canal transit have led to the creation of a new category of sea terrace cabins. These cabins are not only practical but luxurious, featuring double hammocks on the balcony—perfect for enjoying breathtaking skylines in comfort and style.
  • Enhanced Entertainment: Brilliant Lady raises the bar with an expanded lineup of live music, comedy, and spectacular shows. The onboard experience promises to dazzle and entertain like never before.
  • Culinary Innovations: Drawing from the success of their Eat and Drink Festival, Virgin Voyages introduces new culinary concepts aboard Brilliant Lady. Expect every meal to be an unforgettable part of your journey, with fresh, chef-curated dishes available daily.

Introducing the (Slightly) Smaller Sea Terrace Cabin

Brilliant Lady will introduce a new cabin category called the (Slightly) Smaller Sea Terrace, this cabin will offer all the same features of the Sea Terrace Cabin but will have a smaller balcony with two Hammocks, and no deck furniture. These haven’t been listed as Limited View, but they are in the same location as Limited View on her sister ships.

You can see where these new cabin classes are located on the deck plan

Brilliant Lady Deck 8 Plan (8a above) – Orange Cabins are the new (Slightly) Smaller Sea Terrace Cabins

Brilliant Lady Specifications at a Glance

  • Year of Build: 2023
  • Builder: Fincantieri, Italy
  • Class: Lady Ship
  • Cost: EUR 700 million (approx. USD 810 million)
  • Length: 278 m (912 ft)
  • Beam (Width): 38 m (125 ft)
  • Gross Tonnage: 110,000 GT
  • Passenger Capacity: 2,770 – 2,860
  • Crew: 1,160
  • Decks: 17
  • Cruising Speed: 20 knots (37 km/h; 23 mph)
  • Maximum Speed: 22 knots (41 km/h; 25 mph)
  • Adults-Only Policy: Yes

When will Brilliant Lady Set Sail

Brilliant Lady will go on sale from May 8th, offering an exclusive chance to secure your spot aboard this magnificent vessel. With a range of incredible itineraries across all of North America’s coast. Brilliant Lady will embark on her maiden voyage in September 2025, setting sail from the iconic New York City

2025: A Year of Firsts for Brilliant Lady

Brilliant Lady’s inaugural season in 2025 is poised to take the maritime world by storm. Seeing Virgin Voyages return to New York for the first time since Scarlet Lady made her first Debut. Followed by sailings from the iconic ports of New York, Miami, Los Angeles, and Seattle in her first year of sailing.

Each journey is meticulously crafted to deliver a blend of city life, natural wonder, and the serene solitude of the sea. Here’s a glimpse into the grandeur and unique itineraries that await:

New York Mermaiden

From the Big Apple to the Bermuda Triangle

Starting with a MerMaiden 5-night voyage from New York City in early September, sailors will have the unique opportunity to dance under the endless stars of King’s Wharf, Bermuda. This journey marries the exhilarating pace of city life with the tranquil, azure waters of Bermuda, making for a perfect escape from the ordinary.

Brilliant Lady New Itineraries

Brilliant Lady Northeast Atlantic Adventure

Mid-September brings an incredible 8-night excursion that touches the historic ports of Boston, Massachusetts, and Halifax, Nova Scotia, with a rare stop in Eastport, Maine. This itinerary is a deep dive into the rich tapestry of North American colonial history, set against the backdrop of the stunning fall foliage. One for the bucket list for sure.

Virgin Voyages sailing NYC to Quebec

As the leaves begin to turn, a 10-night journey takes travellers from the bustling streets of NYC to the charming European vibe of Quebec City. This route not only showcases the cultural diversity of the northeastern seaboard but also offers an intimate look at Canada’s most picturesque landscapes and cities.

Brilliant Lady to offer longer Winter Caribbean Sailings

During the winter months, the Brilliant Lady leave Canada and makes her journey to Terminal V in Miami, where she will offer an escape from the chill, as she embarks from Miami to explore the deep and vibrant Caribbean.

From October 2025 to March 2026, passengers can indulge in longer voyages that promise warm, sunny days and cool, starlit nights.

The itinerary includes exotic destinations such as Aruba, Curacao, Colombia, and Jamaica, allowing sailors to soak in the rich cultures, lush landscapes, and crystal-clear waters of these tropical paradises.

The Miami season is particularly special, offering a perfect blend of relaxation and adventure, all from the comfort of the luxurious Brilliant Lady. Whether it’s diving into the history and heart of Colombia or unwinding on the pristine beaches of Aruba, each destination provides a unique winter getaway under the Caribbean sun.

Heading to the Westcoast for 2026

Virgin Voyages Panama Canal Sailing

In March 2026, embark on a 16-night epic repositioning from Miami to Los Angeles through the Panama Canal. This journey is nothing short of monumental, featuring stops in Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Mexico, providing a panoramic view of Central America’s heart and soul.

West Coast Revelries: Brilliant Lady LA MerMaiden

April 2026 sees the Brilliant Lady exploring the West Coast over five nights, with stops that celebrate the essence of Californian culture, from the laid-back luxury of Santa Barbara to the vibrant streets of San Diego and the rustic charm of Ensenada, Mexico.

Brilliant Lady Seattle Mermaiden and Alaska

In May 2026, the Brilliant Lady will debut her Seattle MerMaiden voyage, inaugurating what promises to be a thrilling Alaskan season. With a one-time sailing from Los Angeles, visiting San Francisco and ending in Seattle.

The Alaska season will launch officially later this year, but for now, you can purchase a placeholder to be the first to book onto the inaugural Virgin VOayges Alaska season, details below

All Brilliant Lady itineraries at a glance with dates

Itinerary NameNightsSailing DatesPorts of Call
Brilliant Lady New York MerMaiden5September 5-10, 2025New York, NY – Sailing Day – King’s Wharf, Bermuda (2 days) – Sailing Day – New York, NY
The Big Apple to Bermuda5September 10-15, 2025New York, NY – Sailing Day – King’s Wharf, Bermuda (2 days) – Sailing Day – New York, NY
Northeast Atlantic Adventure8September 15-23, 2025New York, NY – Sailing Day – Boston, MA – Eastport, ME – Saint John, New Brunswick – Sailing Day – Halifax, NS – Sailing Day – New York, NY
Nautical Northeast: NYC to Quebec10September 23 – October 3, 2025New York, NY – Sailing Day – Boston, MA – Sailing Day – Eastport, ME – Saint John, New Brunswick – Sailing Day – Halifax, NS – Sailing Day – Quebec City, Quebec
Canada, Carolina, & Miami13October 3-16, 2025Quebec City, Quebec – Sailing Days – Halifax, NS – Sailing Day – Saint John, New Brunswick – Eastport, ME – Sailing Day – Boston, MA – Sailing Days – Charleston, SC – Sailing Day – Miami, FL
Miami to LA via Panama Canal16March 21 – April 6, 2026Miami, FL – Sailing Days – Cartagena, Colombia – Colón, Panama – Panama Canal – Sailing Day – Puntarenas, Costa Rica – Sailing Day – Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala – Sailing Days – Cabo San Lucas, Mexico – Sailing Days – Los Angeles, CA
Brilliant Lady LA MerMaiden5April 7-12, 2026Los Angeles, CA – Sailing Day – Santa Barbara, CA – San Diego, CA – Ensenada, Mexico – Los Angeles, CA
Hollywood Sunsets & Mexican Horizons7April 26 – May 3, 2026Los Angeles, CA – Sailing Day – Cabo San Lucas, Mexico – Mazatlan, Mexico – Puerto Vallarta, Mexico – Sailing Days – Los Angeles, CA
From Cali to Canada8May 3-11, 2026Los Angeles, CA – Catalina Island, CA – Sailing Day – San Francisco, CA – Sailing Day – Astoria, OR – Sailing Day – Victoria, BC – Vancouver, BC

Special Passes and Promotions

Alaska Front(ier) of the Line Pass

Due to go on sale and having their full reveal later in the year, Virgin Voyages introduces an exclusive opportunity to be among the first to witness Alaska’s majestic beauty aboard the Brilliant Lady when she goes on sale later in 2026.

With the Alaska Front(ier) of the Line Pass, sailors can secure their journey into the wild with priority booking access, ensuring a front-row seat to the awe-inspiring sights of glaciers and wildlife. This once-in-a-lifetime adventure promises a cruise and an expedition into the heart of nature’s untouched splendours.

For those eager to secure a place on the Brilliant Lady’s Alaskan voyages, Virgin will allow you to book a placeholder to be the first in line to book.

Sea Terrace cabins are available for a placeholder fee of US$500, while RockStar Quarters can be secured for US$1,000, and the opulent Mega RockStar Quarters require a US$2,500 reservation fee.

Ensure you’re ready on May 8th, when these exclusive spots become available for booking. Availability is limited, so early action is recommended to guarantee your spot on this awe-inspiring journey through Alaska’s natural wonders aboard the Brilliant Lady.

Brilliant 4 You Pass

For those who yearn to be the first at every occasion, how would you like to be on all four of the Mermaiden voyages at each major port of the Brilliant Lady debut Season?

The Brilliant 4 You Pass is your gateway to experiencing all four corners of North America. This pass offers access to all four MerMaiden voyages out of NYC, Miami, LA, and Seattle. Each pass holder will enjoy exclusive invites to launch events in each city and one complimentary Shore Thing on each voyage, making every departure a celebration of discovery and luxury.

Why Set Sail with Brilliant Lady?

Virgin Voyages is renowned for its commitment to creating an environment of ‘Rebellious Luxe,’ which offers travellers a blend of luxury, intimate service, and unscripted experiences. With no nickel and diming as seen on other cruise lines, guests on the Brilliant Lady will enjoy over $1,000 in value with benefits including WiFi, group fitness classes, soft drinks, and tips all taken care of – making your journey as carefree as it is exhilarating.

Virgin Voyages All-Inclusive Value

Virgin Voyages is our top choice for best value at sea, offering an all-inclusive voyage with over $600 of extras that would cost you money on other cruise lines. Delight in the following amenities at no extra cost to your cruise:

  • 🍕 Dining at 20+ Unique Eateries: Explore a gastronomic wonderland with diverse dining options to suit every palate, no buffets, or Main Dining room, every meal is made fresh and to order.
  • 💵 Tips Included: Bid farewell to tipping hassles; it’s seamlessly taken care of for a stress-free experience.
  • 🥤 Essential Drinks: Indulge in various non-alcoholic beverages without worrying about additional charges; soft drinks, juices, Tea and Coffee are included everywhere.
  • 📶 Unlimited WiFi: Stay connected throughout your voyage, sharing your magical moments with loved ones in real-time.
  • 🏋️‍♂️ Unlimited Group Workouts: Keep your wellness routine intact with unrestricted access to invigorating group workouts.
Virgin Voyages Always Included Value

You can read more about what’s included in a Virgin Voyages cruise on this post:- Is Virgin Voyages All Inclusive

Book Your Brilliant Lady Journey from May 8th 2024

Book your Virgin Voyages Cruise Today

If you would like to book your Virgin Voyages Cruise today, you can use the below link to see the latest offers and self-service your booking. Any bookings made using this link will be linked to Magical Traveller (it will say Sold and Serviced by Kieran Miller at the top); you will have complete control over your booking and can pay Virgin Voyages directly.

If you book using our Book and Go link by clicking the image below, we will add bonus sailor loot to your account as a thank you, $25-$200, depending on cruise duration and cabin purchased. Sea Terrace cabins receive $100 on sailings four nights or more as a guide. An email will be sent within 24 hours from Magical Traveller confirming the loot will be added within 30 days before you sail.

If you would like to add hotels and accommodation, don’t hesitate to contact us, and we can make your cruise a fully ATOL-protected holiday.

Set your alarms for May 8th, when bookings go live for these spectacular voyages. Given the high demand and the exclusive nature of its itineraries, these voyages are expected to sell out quickly.

You can always contact us any time to plan your incredible Virgin Voyages sailing by filling out our Contact form

Embark on a journey of luxury, adventure, and discovery with Virgin Voyages’ Brilliant Lady. Whether it’s the lush landscapes of Alaska, the historical coasts of the Northeast, or the tropical paradises along the Panama Canal route, each voyage promises experiences that are nothing short of brilliant. Set sail on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure where the sea itself becomes a pathway to the world’s