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Virgin Voyages has debuted its third ship, Resilient Lady, set to embark on its inaugural summer season from its new homeport in Athens, Greece.

Designed exclusively for travelers 18+, Virgin Voyages’ ships were inspired by superyacht design, featuring spaces created by world-renowned architects and designers such as Tom Dixon and Concerte Amsterdam, as well as menus curated by Michelin-starred chefs.

Resilient Lady will debut on May 14, 2023, embarking on a 7-night MerMaiden voyage (May 14-21) featuring the Greek Island Glow itinerary, which departs from Athens and includes stops in Santorini, Rhodes, Bodrum and an overnight in Mykonos before returning to Athens.

Also debuting this season is the Adriatic Sea & Greek Gems itinerary, exploring the Adriatic Sea by way of Croatia’s coastline, Greece’s islands, and a bay in the Balkans. The itinerary also includes a late-night stay in Dubrovnik, offering guests time to explore the scenic city during the day and take part in its vibrant nightlife.

“Virgin Voyages delivers an amazing experience and has been recognized by hundreds of thousands of happy Sailors with the awards we’ve won for our service, food, design, entertainment and more,” said Sir Richard Branson in a press release statement. “We have shown the world all that we have to offer when it comes to having the holiday of your dreams, and I can’t wait to show off our lovely new Resilient Lady in one of the most magical places in the world as she sails around the Greek Isles, Croatia, Turkey and more.”

Virgin Voyages Debuts New Entertainment Options

As well as exploring new destinations, Virgin Voyages will debut new entertainment including five new shows, two new soirées in The Manor, exclusive on-board parties, more live music acts and a festival stage of rotating performances. The cruise line will also debut new culinary offerings, such as the Razzle Dazzle After Dark menu curated in partnership with Chef Eric Haugen, as well as Opa Hour, an ode to the Greek culinary tradition. Held in the Dock and Dock House on all three Virgin Voyages ships, Opa Hour will feature a Greek-inspired food and beverage menu in addition to the usual offerings.

After its inaugural season in Greece, Resilient Lady will set off on a trans-continental voyage, arriving at Station Pier in Port Melbourne, Victoria, setting sail through Australia and New Zealand from Dec. 11, 2023 – March 27, 2024.

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