MIAMI, FL – December 13, 2022 – It was an epic year for Richard Branson’s new cruise line, Virgin Voyages. From launching two premium, award-winning ships – Scarlet and Valiant Lady – to building a loyal following in the travel world, the company is bringing thousands of Sailors to the open ocean and clocking record bookings thanks to the brand’s undeniable value for money. 2023 promises to be even bigger as Virgin Voyages prepares to welcome Resilient Lady into its celebrated fleet in May. As a brand known for both listening to, and leveraging customer insights, Virgin Voyages is capitalizing on its share of the travel market by meeting these demands with an elevated, inclusive offer. Following the excitement of the holidays, Sailors can take advantage of the most inclusive offer ever, which includes up to $600 in free bevies and hand-crafted cocktails for all new bookings. Additionally, between January and March, every voyage will have an on-board experience rooted in wellness as it unveils a line-up of restorative and zen-inducing events such as sound bath meditations and healthy happy hours to start off 2023.
With temperatures dropping and snow falling across the globe, the warm Caribbean sunshine and powdery white sands are calling. Explore the Caribbean’s hidden gems now, or plan ahead for a voyage through the Greek Isles or to Bali next summer and fall. Starting now through Jan. 31, 2023, travelers can purchase a voyage for one Sailor and get the second Sailor 60% off. Everyone will also be treated to a complimentary Bar Tab: $300 for voyages six nights or fewer, and $600 for voyages seven nights or more. All four Virgin Voyages vessels are eligible over the following dates:
- Scarlet: December 18, 2022 - December 27, 2023
- Valiant: December 17, 2022 - December 30, 2023
- Resilient: May 14, 2023 - March 15, 2024
- Brilliant: December 24, 2023 - December 30, 2023
"2022 was a red-letter year, and 2023 promises to be even better as we launch Resilient Lady, expand globally to more than 100 stunning ports across four continents, and introduce new entertainment and well-being events. To help our Sailors have a fantastic new year, we are giving them early access to our most inclusive offer ever,” said Isis Ruiz, Chief Growth Officer. “We wanted to give travelers something to look forward to and have a chance to plan a getaway with loved ones during the holidays. This offer has everything travelers need to make it a memorable vacation they will love and cherish for years to come.”
According to a recent article by Elle Magazine featuring wellness trends for 2023, experts say that travelers are prioritizing flexible schedules and self care, working out whenever and wherever, and seeking international wellness expeditions meant to enrich their lives. Starting in January and running through March, Virgin Voyages will help Sailors jumpstart their wellness journeys, offering everything from rhythm-based spin classes to sound bath meditations on the shores of Bimini. The new line-up also includes restorative and curated spa treatments like the signature quartz massage, energy bursting HIIT workouts, zen-inducing activations, freshly pressed juices and good-for-you indulgences, health-conscious bevies offered during specialty happy hours, core-tightening bungee sessions and slow-flowing yoga under the gently setting sun.
Virgin Voyages, a company with a natural tie to music given Richard Branson’s haydays as a music exec, also has plans to introduce new entertainment. Sailor favorites including Duel Reality, the modern take on Romeo and Juliet, and UNTITLED DANCESHOWPARTYTHING, an upbeat dance show, will still be available, but the brand will sprinkle in new productions and limited-time shows. Quickly becoming a must-see production on Valiant Lady, “It’s a Ship Show” will soon be installed on Scarlet Lady as well, yet another element future Sailors can anticipate for 2023. Up & coming musical artists will also have a platform to showcase their talent for Virgin Voyages’ Sailors as a part of an extensive line-up of immersive entertainment.
Largely in part to the entertainment, Virgin Voyages was presented with Cruise Critic’s 2022 award for best nightlife, along with best dining, and named the best cruise for LGBTQ+ travelers. While a relatively young brand, Virgin Voyages has already made its mark on the industry with its incredible Michelin-inspired dining, rebooking rate of nearly 50% and receiving the most five-star reviews on TripAdvisor. Most recently, Virgin Voyages won “Best Value for Money'' in US News & World Report’s “Best Cruise Lines” rankings and was recognized among the top cruise lines in the world in Condé Nast Traveler’s 2022 Readers’ Choice Awards and in Travel + Leisure’s 2022 World’s Best Awards.
To experience what it means to set sail with Virgin Voyages, visit us at www.VirginVoyages.com or contact your First Mate (travel advisor) for more details.
About Virgin Voyages
Set Sail the Virgin Way with Virgin Voyages, the irresistible travel brand founded by Sir Richard Branson. Delivering epic vacations at sea, Virgin Voyages launched at the end of 2021. The brand's four Lady Ships – inspired by 50+ years of Virgin history -- include Scarlet Lady, Valiant Lady, Resilient Lady and Brilliant Lady. Designed for discerning travelers, Virgin Voyages offers relaxing, exclusively adult (18+) sailings. Working with a Creative Collective of the world’s most sought-after designers, performance artists and architects, Virgin Voyages delivers an enchanting boutique hotel at sea with fresh, elevated spaces that strike the perfect balance of nautical chic and glamour. Currently departing from the sun-soaked cities of Miami and Barcelona – and soon to include Athens, San Juan and Melbourne – the fleet offers itineraries to more than 100 awe-inspiring destinations across four continents. Virgin Sailors are spoiled for choice with 20 eateries offering Michelin-star culinary experiences all included, a festival-like line-up of entertainment, stylish and comfortable cabins, Rockstar Quarters, authentic and locally inspired shore excursions, and a dose of Vitamin Sea with well-being naturally intertwined throughout the experience. Promising to Create an Epic Sea Change for All, Virgin Voyages also puts sustainability front and center.