Virgin Voyages has revealed the name of their second ship. She’s called ‘Valiant Lady,” which 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.
Valiant Lady is a sister ship to Virgin Voyages Scarlett Lady, about to complete construction and begin sea trials.
What is Virgin Voyages?
The new cruise line is Richard Branson’s latest brainchild. It’s also MeetMeOnboard’s hope for a much-needed shake-up of the cruise industry. Our hope is that Virgin will bring something truly different in the onboard experience and will think outside the box. LGBTQ cruise travelers should keep their eye on this line.
Summers on the Med from Barcelona in 2021
Virgin’s second ship will sail 7-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.
Sailings feature an overnight in Ibiza
Every 7-night sailing features a Friday overnight stay in Ibiza, one of the most stunning and thrilling Balearic islands. Enjoy one of the world’s most popular LGBTQ island destinations. Ogle the guys on the gay beach at Playa Es Cavallet. Have a spa treatment. Watch the sunset over cocktails and be truly yourself in this gay Mecca. Stay out as late as you want. No worries, the ship leaves the next day!
- 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.
Interested in experiencing Virgin Voyages? MeetMeOnBoard is sponsoring an LGBTQ, friends and allies group cruise aboard Scarlett Lady in the Caribbean from Miami October 21-25. Join us!