Benvenuta as they say in Italy, or welcome to our Virgin Voyages ship number two; Welcome Valiant Lady! With a name, derived from the Latin term, valēre, meaning strong, vigorous and powerful, we can’t think of a better way∘ to describe the leading mermaid gracing her bow, guiding us through the Mediterranean.
Inspiration for her identity combines folklore of the past while proudly ushering in traits of today. Historically, women have graced the bows of ships as symbolic figures of protection. But Valiant Lady embodies a new era where women don’t only represent a sort of figurative well-being for the ship, but also a quite literal one.
From engineers to builders, marine tech to captains, Virgin Voyages ships are empowering female leaders to break through, and challenge conventions for women in the maritime world. Virgin Voyages proudly boasts leadership positions for women with the design, build, technical operations and captaining of Virgin Voyages cruise ships. Like them, our ship’s leading lady is quite, well, valiant.
With a home port in Barcelona, and destinations throughout the Mediterranean. Home to some of the world’s best beach clubs, night clubs and yacht clubs these itineraries, typically sailed by super yachts, will play host to Valiant Lady’s three different itineraries, all beginning and ending in Barcelona’s Wharf home placing Sailors within walking distance to everything this architecturally legendary, urban gem has to offer.
Traveling with bravery, strength, heart, and power come naturally when traveling on the new cruise ship, Valiant Lady. We can already feel her courage and determination quite literally bringing the ship to fruition. Following in Scarlet Lady’s footsteps, we’re preparing for the Valiant Lady to be even more beautiful than expected. We’re looking forward to her completion, and no matter where she sails, we know Valiant Lady will exhilarate the Sailors’ that travel in her care. Bon Voyage!