Virgin Voyages’ second ship is officially en route to Miami for the first time.
Valiant Lady will join her sister ship, Scarlet Lady, in PortMiami for her official MerMaiden voyage setting sail Sunday, October 30th. From the south Florida port, the vessel will operate six and eight-night Caribbean voyages — all with a stop to the line’s Beach Club at Bimini in the Bahamas.
“It’s been wonderful to see our guests fall in love with sailing the Virgin way, and I’m so proud to welcome our second ship, Valiant Lady, to her winter home in PortMiami,” said CEO of Virgin Voyages Tom McAlpin.
“When we launched this business more than seven years ago, we never imagined the challenges we’d have to overcome in the face of the pandemic. Thanks to our amazing Crew, we have come out strongly. Paired with the support of our guests and travel advisors, we have made our mark with more five-star reviews than any other cruise line. This is just the beginning for Virgin Voyages, and we have big plans for the future.”
To celebrate her first voyage from PortMiami, Sir Richard Branson will join the ship for the first part of the sailing. Valiant Lady will embark on a new western Caribbean adventure, celebrating the milestone with a six-night voyage full of surprises. Guests can expect Halloween celebrations and a Guinness World Record attempt for the most mermaids in one place at the Virgin Voyages Beach Club at Bimini.
“When I first had the idea of getting into cruising over 40 years ago, I could not have imagined where we are today,” said Branson, founder of Virgin Group. “What the team at Virgin Voyages has created is beyond my wildest dreams. It’s an incredible feeling to be welcoming Valiant Lady and the amazing crew on board to Miami and to have our two lady ships side by side in PortMiami. I can’t wait for everyone to have the chance to sail with us and enjoy a truly memorable holiday.”
Valiant Lady is currently en route to Miami across the Atlantic, and is expected to arrive to Virgin’s brand new Terminal V in the early morning hours on October 30th.