The second ship from Virgin Voyages will be called Valiant Lady and be based in Barcelona, the company announced today.
Seven-night voyages beginning in May 2021 will leave on a Sunday and include a Friday overnight stay on the party island of Ibiza.
Bookings for the three itineraries, visiting ports in France and Italy as well as Spain, will open on December 19 this year.
Itinerary one will sail from Barcelona to Ibiza, Monte Carlo, Marseille and Olbia
Itinerary two includes Ibiza, Toulon, Ajaccio, Marina di Carrara and Cagliari
Itinerary three concentrates on Spain with stops at Ibiza, Palma de Mallorca, Malaga and the British port of Gibraltar
Valiant Lady will dock close to Las Ramblas at the World Trade Center in Barcelona, in an area usually reserved for small luxury cruise ships and mega-yachts.
‘We are thrilled to unveil the name of our second ship and to deliver on our commitment to offer travellers a sea change in how they can experience cruising in this fantastic part of the world,’ said Tom McAlpin, CEO of Virgin Voyages.
‘Our sailors will fall in love with the places we go and the moments and memories they will be able to create on our gorgeous ship. After all, there is no better way to sail the seven seas than doing it the Virgin way.’
The line’s first ship, Scarlet Lady, is being launched in February 2020 and will call at Dover and Liverpool before heading to Miami to begin sailing seven-night Caribbean itineraries all year round.
Both ‘lady ships’ will be adults-only and carry more than 2,770 passengers and 1,160 crew. Two more ships are on order.