By Dallas Sherringham
Virgin Voyages will bring its successful “adults only” cruise format to Australia in 2023.
The new cruise line is aimed at today’s sophisticated passengers-or Sailors- who enjoy combining adventure, relaxation and action during the day with a great night life.
Virgin Voyages is Richard Branson’s award-winning cruise line that hit the high seas in 2021 is now setting its sights on Australia and New Zealand, plans make its new home port in Melbourne in 2023.
Resilient Lady, the newest ship in Virgin Voyages’ four-ship fleet will be inviting Aussie adults to experience the glamor and unmatched service and experience synonymous with the Virgin brand.
44 night journey Down Under
Resilient Lady will make her way on a 44-night trans-continental voyage, giving Aussies the chance to sail the high seas from Athens to Sydney in style. After this epic journey home, the ship will arrive at Station Pier in Port Melbourne, Victoria.
Fellow Australian and Virgin Voyages’ President and Chief Experience Officer Nirmal Saverimuttu said: “Australia and New Zealand are without question the most beautiful countries in the world and we know that these destinations, paired with the Virgin Voyages experience, will make it the most incredible holiday for our clients.”
“The Virgin brand is known and adored by Australians and New Zealanders and we are committed to delivering a holiday experience you will love and memories that will last a lifetime.”
Exclusively Adult Voyages
Exclusively adult, the voyages will take a ‘superyacht style’ that have been imagined by a creative collective of the world’s most renowned interior designers and travel to destinations across Australia including Hobart and Burnie, along with Sydney.
New Zealand itineraries feature port stops in Picton, Napier, Tauranga, Auckland, Christchurch and Dunedin.
An Exciting Milestone
Virgin Group Founder Sir Richard Branson described it as an exciting milestone for the brand.
“Australia has a very special place in my heart and we can’t wait for Australians and New Zealanders to meet our Resilient Lady and experience all that she has to offer in true Virgin style,” Sir Richard said.
“For more than 50 years, Virgin companies have been innovating and making industries better for our customers. Virgin Voyages is very much charting its own path, offering a fresh perspective on cruise travel with all the elements of the Virgin experience that people love.”
Ranging from 2 to 14 nights with a mix of itineraries, Sailors will experience Michelin starred chef-driven culinary offerings at six signature restaurants and more than 14 other eateries (all included). HIIT and bungee classes are on offer as well as festival-style entertainment.
Resilient Lady will sail through Australia and New Zealand from 11th December 2023 to 27th March 2024. Reservations are now open, and Sailors can save up to 30% off voyage fares.
For bookings or for more information on the unique itineraries, go to www.VirginVoyages.com.
ABOUT VIRGIN VOYAGES
Virgin Voyages is a new lifestyle travel brand focused on delivering irresistible cruise vacations. Scarlet Lady and Valiant Lady - the first and second ships in the fleet - were designed to reflect a yacht’s sleek luxury, offering the intimate, elevated experience of a boutique hotel at sea.
Featuring spaces designed by some of the top names in contemporary interiors, our Lady Ships are exclusively adult, a sanctuary at sea for the 18+ traveller.
A dose of Vitamin Sea is naturally intertwined across the entire ship, with well-being, relaxation and rejuvenation at the forefront. The fleet sails to 100 of the world's most incredible destinations with 25+ unique itineraries across four continents. Each sailing offers alluring entertainment and Michelin-inspired menus served across 20+ world-class eateries.
With a modern twist on luxury, coupled with discerning design, Virgin Voyages offers incredible value for its Sailors, including food, essential drinks, WiFi and group fitness classes, all covered in the voyage fare.