Virgin Voyages has revealed its second ship – to be called Valiant Lady – will operate out of Barcelona.

From May 2021, the 2,770-passenger ship will sail three seven-night itineraries in the western Mediterranean.

Every sailing departs on a Sunday and features a Friday overnight call in Ibiza and later stays in ports.

The first itinerary calls at Ibiza, Monte Carlo, Marseille and Olbia in Italy.

Valiant Lady, Virgin Voyages, November 2019

Ports of call featured in the second itinerary include Ibiza; Toulon, Ajaccio, both France; Marina di Carrara and Cagliari, both Italy.


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The third itinerary calls at Palma de Mallorca, Malaga and the British port of Gibraltar.

All three itineraries go on sale on December 19, 2019.

Virgin Voyages’ chief executive Tom McAlpin said: “We are thrilled to unveil the name of our second ship, Valiant Lady, and to deliver on our commitment to offer travellers a sea change in how they can experience cruising in this fantastic part of the world.

“Our [passengers] Sailors will fall in love with the places we go and the moments and memories they will be able to create on our gorgeous ship.”

Virgin will run two short preview cruises ahead on its first ship to launch, Scarlet Lady, in 2020 which underwent sea trials this week.

The first sailing will run from March 26 to March 29 and the second from March 29 to April 1.