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Wednesday,  May 22, 2024 7:46 PM 

Virgin Voyages reveals details for Brilliant Lady debut & itineraries

  • Cruises
  •   05-02-2024  2:04 am
  •   Pax Global Media

Virgin Voyages reveals details for Brilliant Lady debut & itineraries
Brilliant Lady. (Virgin Voyages)
Pax Global Media

Virgin VoyagesSir Richard Branson’s adults-only cruise line – has shared new details about its new ship, Brilliant Lady, which is set to hit the high seas in September 2025.

The fourth and final vessel in the Virgin Voyages Lady Fleet is designed to navigate new landscapes, like the glaciers of Alaska, and the waters of the Panama Canal, the company said in a press release on Wednesday (May 1).

Brilliant Lady's inaugural season will kick off with the ultimate cross-country sea trip before debuting itineraries with new ports like New York, Los Angeles and Alaska.

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She will sail the following itineraries:

  • New York City, September 2025 - October 2025. Where Brilliant Lady’s journey begins. Following a premiere showcase for New Yorkers, Brilliant Lady will sail to Bermuda and Canada’s Quebec City. Other new ports of call include Maine, Charleston, Boston, Halifax, and New Brunswick.
  • Miami, October 2025 - April 2026. Warming up for the winter season, Brilliant Lady will embark on a collection of extended Caribbean getaways to Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, and Cartagena. Brilliant Lady will also head back to sailor favorites like Turks & Caicos, Antigua and Grand Cayman along with newcomer Ocho Rios, Jamaica’s most coveted port.
  • Panama Canal Crossing, March 2026. This 16-night voyage crosses from Miami to Los Angeles, sailing south towards Colombia before a jaunt through the Panama Canal. Sailors will then explore Costa Rica, Antigua, a UNESCO World Heritage Site overlooking Guatemala’s acclaimed Lake Atitlán as well as a final stop in Los Cabos.
  • Los Angeles, April 2026 - May 2026. Sailors can explore California’s stunning west coast with calls in Baja, Puerto Vallarta, Santa Barbara, Catalina Island and San Diego.
  • Seattle, May 2026 - September 2026. Departing from Seattle, summer 2026 will take Brilliant Lady to the vast landscapes of Alaska’s shores where sailors will be able to spot wildlife, including bald eagles, orca, seals, bears and humpback whales.

From Bermuda to Jamaica, Brilliant Lady offers a range of voyages spanning from five to 14 nights.

“Virgin Voyages started as a simple idea for me and has blossomed into the world’s top cruise line with a full fleet of ships. This ship is going to be brilliant in every possible way, and that includes the incredible new places we can travel to. Alaska, LA, New York – here we come!” stated founder Sir Richard Branson.

For those eager to secure their spot on board, Virgin Voyages is offering the Brilliant 4 You Pass, which grants access to all of Brilliant Lady’s MerMaiden voyages complete with a RockStar Suite and one complimentary Shore Thing per voyage.

And for those dreaming of an Alaskan adventure, the Alaska Front(ier) of the Line Pass ensures priority booking for limited itineraries beginning May 8, 2024.

To secure the priority window, sailors can submit an early deposit. Placeholders are $500 for Sea Terraces, $1,000 for RockStar Quarters and $2,500 for Mega RockStar Quarters.

Sailors previously slated to sail on Brilliant Lady will be given priority access to book a MerMaiden voyage.

Virgin’s Group-wide rewards club, has also anchored exclusive deals for its members with Summer 2024 Mediterranean, Caribbean and Transatlantic sailings.

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