Virgin Voyages is now setting its sights on Australia and New Zealand, today announcing its plans to make its new homeport in Melbourne in 2023.
Resilient Lady, the newest ship in Virgin Voyages’ third ship in a four-ship fleet, is inviting Aussie adults to enjoy the Virgin brand.
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. After this 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 knew that these destinations, paired with the Virgin Voyages experience, will make it the most incredible holiday for our Sailors.
“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.”
The exclusively adult cruise ship has been created by a series of world-renowned interior designers.
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,” Brandon 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.