Take the glamour of a boutique hotel, add a dash of unmistakable Virgin service and style, shake it up with some adult-only excess and garnish with a hint of simple, transparent pricing. It’s the recipe behind Richard Branson’s foray into the oceans, debuted aboard Scarlet Lady and set to be rolled out to the next damsel in the fleet, Valiant Lady – launching in spring 2022.
Everyone deserves to feel like a RockStar and Valiant Lady will put you top of the set list, becoming your sanctuary at sea, free from formality. So, we’ve established Virgin Voyages holidays won’t be stuffy, suited, booted and heavy on rules. But what can you expect on a Valiant Lady voyage? Here’s the tea…
Virgin Voyages aren’t about hidden extras or sneaky surprise receipts. Nu-uh. Every Valiant Lady cruise promises sailors $600 of value with all of this as standard:
Virgin Voyages have ditched the traditional buffet (in fact they’ve ditched tradition, full stop) and worked with a Michelin-starred chef collective to rustle up some seriously good food that isn’t like any you’ll find anywhere else at sea. We’re talking boozy bottomless brunches. We’re talking sexy upscale Mexican. We’re talking Korean BBQ food in the rowdiest restaurant at sea (their words, not ours…but we’ve been there and it’s true)
Valiant Lady will bring Sailors made-to-order food in over 20 eateries and ALL food is included in your fare. A bit like holidaying on Hollywood Boulevard, every spot is an exclusive hangout, only these ones don’t come with a guest list and a fee. The food on Virgin Voyages ships isn’t like the food on other ships; they’re making steak sexy and vegan food that feeds your soul. It’s making us hungry just thinking about it. Best of all, they’ll only cook on demand for orders, so it’s a win for your stomach AND the planet.
Valiant Lady puts on a show with the help of her ‘Creative Collective’. Pop-ups, festival vibes, off-the-wall acts and a soon-to-be-infamous ‘Scarlet Night’ are on the line up. This isn’t cruise line entertainment as you know it, it’s what happens when the world’s best producers, performers, directors and dreamers let their imagination run wild.
The Manor will recreate parties that we bet could tell oh-so-many stories at Branson’s own gaff back in the 80s, while The Groupie promises exactly what you want after a few too many drinks…karoake! Private rooms and an endless track list are ready for your encore.
Valiant Lady will take wellness seriously and you’ll find a whole host of ways to redeem yourself for last night’s sin. Practice your desktop salutations at sunrise yoga or lace up your boots for long hikes in places that’ll knock your socks off on the scenery front. There are HIIT workouts for the hardcore and outdoor boxing for the feisty. And when you’ve finished working it out, you’ll find out exactly how the Redemption Spa gets it name. It’s award-winning, but you don’t really care about that. All you really need to know is there’s a mudroom and seaweed wraps. They promise you’ll age backwards and leave feeling almost angelic, before inevitably dirtying your halo all over again tonight…