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Resilient Lady, Down Under: Virgin Voyages to call Australia home

Virgin Voyages, Sir Richard Branson’s cruise line that hit the high seas in 2021, is setting its sights on Australia and New Zealand, today announcing its plans to make its new homeport in Melbourne in 2023.

Virgin Voyages, Sir Richard Branson’s cruise line that hit the high seas in 2021, is setting its sights on Australia and New Zealand, today announcing its plans to make its new homeport in Melbourne in 2023.

Resilient Lady will make her way on a 44-night trans-continental voyage, giving Aussies the chance to sail the high seas from Athens to Sydney in style.

After this epic journey home, the ship will arrive at Station Pier in Port Melbourne, Victoria.

“Australia and New Zealand are without question the most beautiful countries in the world, and we knew that these destinations, paired with the Virgin Voyages experience, will make it the most incredible holiday for our Sailors,” said Nirmal Saverimuttu, Virgin Voyages’ President and Chief Experience Officer.

Virgin Group Founder Sir Richard Branson described it as an exciting milestone for the brand.

“Australia has a very special place in my heart and we can’t wait for Australians and New Zealanders to meet our Resilient Lady and experience all that she has to offer in true Virgin style,” Sir Richard said.

Resilient Lady guests will experience Michelin starred chef-driven culinary offerings at six signature restaurants and more than 14 other eateries (all included in the fare).

HIIT and bungee classes are on offer as well as festival-style entertainment.

Count us in!

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Ranging from 2 to 14 nights with a mix of itineraries and exclusively adult, the voyages will embody a ‘superyacht style’ of travel to destinations across Australia including Hobart and Burnie, along with Sydney.

New Zealand itineraries feature port stops in Picton, Napier, Tauranga, Auckland, Christchurch and Dunedin.

Resilient Lady will sail through Australia and New Zealand from 11 December 2023 to 27 March 2024. Reservations are now open, with savings of up to 30% off voyage fares.

For more information visit www.VirginVoyages.com