News Feb 08, 2024

Resilient Lady Repositioning Voyage Updates

The safety of our passengers and crew is our number one priority. Like many other cruise brands, we have been watching the current conflict in the Middle East closely, connecting regularly with global security experts to consider the impacts to the repositioning voyages planned for Resilient Lady in 2024. We remain concerned about potential escalations in this part of the world over the next 12 months and the risk that this presents for safe passage through the region. As a result, we have been left with no choice but to make changes to Resilient Lady's repositioning voyage taking place on March 27. 

In place of her former repositioning voyage, the award-winning Resilient Lady will now be departing from Sydney, embarking on an iconic, once-in-a-lifetime sailing around the coast of Africa with a brand new route stopping in Eden and Fremantle (Perth) in Australia, Port Louis (Mauritius Islands), Durban and Cape Town (South Africa), Walvis Bay (Namibia), Praia (Cape Verde), Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Spain), Casablanca (Morocco), Barcelona (Spain), Valletta (Malta), as well as Santorini and Piraeus (Athens) in Greece — all with extended time at sea. All passengers on these former three legs of the repositioning voyages will have guaranteed spots on these sailings at no additional cost and a price protection commitment in place. If these dates are not convenient they can receive a Future voyage Credit based on their paid balance or a full refund. We know that based on our conversations with passengers and travel partners, they understand the complex geopolitical challenges that have arisen making this change necessary.

With the very likely continuation of this escalated regional conflict top-of-mind, and in an effort to minimize further disruptions to our passengers’ future vacation plans, Virgin Voyages is now conducting a full review of other geographically similar repositioning voyages and linked sailings. We will provide an update before the end of February on any further changes we will need to make.

From Australia to South Africa – 21 Nights 
27 Mar - 17 April 2024

  • 27 Mar | Sydney, Australia (Departs 6:00PM)
  • 28 Mar | Eden, Australia (10:00AM - 6:00PM)
  • 29 Mar - 1 Apr | At Sea
  • 2 Apr | Fremantle (Perth), Australia (8:00AM - 5:00PM)
  • 3 Apr - 9 Apr | At Sea
  • 10 Apr | Port Louis, Mauritius (9:00AM - 5:00PM)
  • 11 Apr - 13 Apr | At Sea
  • 14 Apr | Durban, South Africa (9:00AM - 8:00PM)
  • 15 Apr - 16 Apr | At Sea
  • 17 Apr | Cape Town, South Africa (Arrives 7:30AM)


From Cape Town to Barcelona – 17 Nights
17 Apr - 4 May 2024

  • 17 Apr | Cape Town, South Africa (Departs 5:00PM)
  • 18 Apr | At Sea
  • 19 Apr | Walvis Bay, Namibia (11:30AM - 8:00PM)
  • 20 Apr - 26 Apr | At Sea
  • 27 Apr | Praia, Cape Verde (9:00AM - 5:00PM)
  • 28 Apr - 29 Apr | At Sea
  • 30 Apr | Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain (8:00AM - 6:00PM)
  • 1 May | At Sea
  • 2 May | Casablanca, Morocco (8:00AM - 5:00PM)
  • 3 May | At Sea
  • 4 May | Barcelona, Spain (Arrives 9:00AM)


Barcelona to Malta & Greece – 5 Nights
4 May - 9 May 2024

  • 4 May | Barcelona, Spain (Departs 6:00PM)
  • 5 May | At Sea
  • 6 May | Valletta, Malta (10:00AM - 8:00PM)
  • 7 May | At Sea
  • 8 May | Santorini, Greece (9:00AM - 7:00PM)
  • 9 May | Piraeus (Athens), Greece (Arrives 6:30AM)

NOTE: All aboard time on embarkation days is 2 hours before departure.
Additionally, please allow up to 90 minutes for the gangway to open to disembark.

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