Which Virgin Voyages Ship is Best? Navigating the Seas of Choice! – 4 Lady Ships to choose from

Which Virgin Voyages Ship is Best?

Ahoy there, fellow sailors! Today, we’re embarking on a delightful voyage to unravel which Virgin Voyages ship is best. As a Virgin Voyages Specialist and a bit of a cruise connoisseur we have experienced each of the Virgin Voyages Lady Ships, so have first-hand experience of each ship, and what they have to offer.

We’ve got the inside scoop on Virgin Voyages’ fleet. Whether you’re a seasoned sailor or a newbie to nautical adventures, this guide is your compass to choosing the perfect ship for your next seafaring escapade. Spoiler alert: they’re all fabulous, but the itinerary truly sets them apart!


Setting Sail with the Fabulous Virgin Voyages Fleet

Since its 2021 debut, Virgin Voyages has been making waves in the cruising world. With its adult-focused, chic voyages, it’s a breath of fresh sea air for those who thought cruises weren’t their cup of tea. The fleet, comprising of Scarlet Lady, Valiant Lady, Resilient Lady and in 2025 Virgin Voyages is welcoming Brilliant Lady, is like a quad of stylish siblings – similar, yet each with their own charm.

Scarlet Lady: The Trendsetting Trailblazer

First up, the Scarlet Lady, the inaugural Lady Ship of Virgin Voyages, the trendsetter. This beauty made a splash with short, vivacious voyages to the Bahamas and the Caribbean. Think of her as the life of the party – a ship where the fun never stops, spending winter sailing the Caribbean and summers sailing the Med.

For summer 2024 and 2025, she’s setting her sights on Europe, with a selection of sailings across the med, and making her maiden call to Iceland in 2025. If you want Iconic Virgin Voyages vibes

Current Itineraries:

• Mediterranean: 7 to 14-night sailings from Barcelona in 2024
• Europe: Various sailings from Portsmouth for 2025
• Caribbean: 4 to 8-night sailings from Miami (Winter Seasons)
• Transatlantic: 11 to 16-night sailings between Europe and Miami

Scarlet Lady

Valiant Lady: The Cosmopolitan Voager Maven

Next, we have the Valiant Lady, the second in the fleet. She’s the cosmopolitan cousin, found exploring the Caribbean’s crystal-clear waters during the winter months making frequent stops at Virgin Voyages private Beach Club at Bimini. If you fancy Caribbean cool, she’s your lady

Current Itineraries:

• Caribbean: 4 to 7-night sailings from Miami
• Special holiday sailings and extended routes from Miami to San Juan

Valiant Lady

Resilient Lady: The Dashing Adventurer

Enter Resilient Lady, launched in Athens, in May 2023, bringing an extra dash of adventure to Virgin Voyages. She’s like the daring sibling who’s not afraid to chart new waters. With her, you get to explore the best of both the Mediterranean and Europe during the summer months. She spent the northern hemisphere Winter 23/24 sailing Australia and New Zealand, but will make her Caribbean Debut for the 24/25 winter season.

Current Itineraries:

• Mediterranean, Greek Isles & Adriatic Sea: 5 to 12-night sailings from Barcelona and Athens
• UK & Europe: 3 to 6-night sailings from Portsmouth for Summer 2024
• Caribbean: 5 to 11-night sailings from Miami and San Juan (Winter Season)
• Transatlantic: 14-night sailings between Europe and Miami

Resilient Lady

Brilliant Lady: The Radiant Explorer

And soon to join the family, the Brilliant Lady, set to debut in 2025. This ship promises to be a radiant beacon, offering dazzling voyages to captivating destinations yet to be unveiled. She really does have some incredible itineraries, with a tease of an Alaska season

View all the Details of the Brilliant Lady Lauch season here.

Current Itineraries:

• Bermuda: 5-night sailings from New York
• Canada & New England: 8 to 13-night sailings from New York to Quebec
• Caribbean: 7 to 12-night sailings from Miami
• Panama Canal: 16-night sailing from Miami to Los Angeles
• Pacific Coast: 5 to 8-night sailings from Los Angeles to Vancouver

When Will Brilliant Lady Launch

Virgin Lady Ships – Siblings in Style

Now, let’s talk about similarities because these ladies have more in common than just their good looks. Each ship boasts an impressive array of over 20 eateries (and yes, they’re all included!), Michelin-starred chef-curated menus, and those signature red hammocks on every balcony.

In terms of design, they’re like walking into a high-end boutique hotel that floats. The cabins? Think gorgeously designed havens with roomy rain showers and ample storage. And let’s not forget the unparalleled service – the crews on these ships are more like genies, ready to grant your every wish (within reason, of course!).

It’s All About the Journey

But here’s the real tea – when it comes down to choosing your Virgin Voyages ship, it’s the itinerary that should be your guiding star. Each ship sails to some dazzling destinations, and that’s where the differences really shine.

The ships offer the same layout, and the same core experience, the way Virgin has decided to make the ships different from each other is via the entertainment offering. You can see more about some of the Virgin Voyages Entertainment here.

So, if your heart yearns for the Caribbean’s balmy breezes and laid-back vibes, Valiant Lady is calling your name. Fancy a taste of the Mediterranean’s rich history and exquisite cuisines? You don’t need to worry about the ship so much, the core focus of Virgin Voyages is the destination, so whichever Lady Ship you choose, you are sure to have a wonderful time sailing the Virgin Way.

Resilient Lady Versus Scarlet Lady

We put Resilient Lady and Scarlet Lady head to head in the post, to work out which ship is the best out of the two, but to also show you where Virgin Voyages works to make the ships feel unique and different. Why not take a look?

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Why Itineraries are the Real MVPs

While the ships are pretty much identical in terms of luxury, comfort, and style, the destinations make each voyage unique. The Mediterranean’s allure lies in its blend of ancient history and modern luxury, the Caribbean’s charm is in its sun-soaked beaches and vibrant cultures, and the allure of Australia and New Zealand lies in their exotic wildlife and stunning landscapes.

Each itinerary is carefully curated to offer a mix of famous spots and hidden gems. So, whether you’re lounging at Virgin Voyages’ private beach club in Bimini, sipping a cocktail in Cannes, or exploring the fjords of New Zealand, you’re in for a treat.

The Verdict – Which Virgin Voyages Ship is Best?

In conclusion, the four Virgin Voyages ships are pretty much identical, so it’s more important to choose an itinerary, knowing that you will get the same fantastic Virgin cruise regardless of which ship you choose.

It’s about where you want to drop your anchor and explore. Scarlet Lady, Valiant Lady, Resilient Lady and the soon-to-be-launched Brilliant Lady are all fabulous choices, each offering the same level of sophistication and fun. The actual decision lies in whether you fancy a Caribbean fiesta, a Mediterranean adventure, or an exploration of new frontiers.

So, pack your bags, pick your destination, and let the ship be your stylish, luxurious home on the seas. After all, in the world of Virgin Voyages, it’s not just about the destination; it’s about the journey – and what a splendid journey it promises to be!

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