Virgin Voyages' third ship will be named the Resilient Lady when it debuts in summer 2022.
The nascent cruise line, which launched its first ship, the Scarlet Lady, in March of 2020 and has yet to carry any passengers, said its third vessel will be based in Piraeus (Athens) and offer two 7-day itineraries, one focused on the Greek islands and the other on Greece and the Adriatic Sea.
The Resilient Lady, slated for completion on July 1, 2022, will join Virgin's second ship, the Valiant Lady, in the Mediterranean. Set to launch in November, the Valiant Lady will homeport in Barcelona after sailing a winter season from Miami. The Scarlet Lady will sail Caribbean itineraries from Miami.
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"Sailing in the Med is such an extraordinary experience, and we're so excited to bring the adventure of a Virgin Voyage to this beautiful place," said Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group, in a statement.
Virgin intentionally chose to reveal the name of its third ship on International Women's Day.
"The introduction of Resilient Lady arrives on the heels of International Women's Day, which is symbolic of the spirit of our Lady Ships and is in celebration of women and their achievements, strength, leadership and resilience," the line said.
One Resilient Lady itinerary from Athens will visit Santorini, Rhodes, Crete and Mykonos. The Adriatic sailings will go to Dubrovnik, Croatia, where the ship will stay until 2:00 a.m., before visiting Kotor, Montenegro; Corfu; and Argostoli on the Ionian Island of Kefalonia.