The Virgin Voyages Brilliant Lady is still being built and will debut in 2024. It's considered a medium size ship. Coming in at 909 ft long and 125 ft wide, it's roughly the length of 2.5 football fields, as wide as 2.4 tractor trailers, and the same height as a 13-story building. This is an adults-only ship; all guests must be 18 or older. Brilliant Lady was originally scheduled to debut in 2023 but the debut has been pushed back to some time in 2024. The Brilliant Lady is still under construction and Virgin Voyages hasn't released all the details yet. This page will be updated as we learn more.
The Brilliant Lady can hold 2,700 based on double occupancy (two people per room) and more when you take into account 3rd and 4th passengers. When you compare the total tonnage of the ship to the number of passengers, the Brilliant Lady has a space ratio of 41. Depending on the ship, this number can range from 30 to 52 (with a bigger number meaning more space per person) so this ship's space-to-person ratio is about average.
|Passengers (double occupancy)||2,700|
|Passenger to Crew Ratio||2.3|
|Space Ratio (tons of ship per passenger)||41|
The Brilliant Lady is one of four Lady-class ships currently sailing with Virgin Voyages. Virgin Voyages currently has only one class of ships. These ships are meant to appeal to guests who are new to cruising. One of the big differences is that Lady-class ships don't have any main dining rooms or a traditional buffet. Instead, there are numerous restaurants for guests to choose from, all at no additional cost. The Brilliant Lady is very similar to its sister-ships; Scarlet Lady, Valiant Lady and Resilent Lady, although each ship may have some differences.
Food is a big part of any cruise, and there will plenty on the Virgin Voyages Brilliant Lady. You have 22 different dining options to choose from. Of those options, 22 are complementary, or included with your cruise fare. Since all the dining venues are included, you get to try all the different restaurants while on board without spending an extra dime.
|Restaurant||Restaurant Type||Cost||Type of Food|
|Bento Baby||Quick serve||Included||Japanese|
|Burger Bar||Quick serve||Included||Burgers|
|Diner & Dash||Quick serve||Included||American|
|Extra Virgin||Sit down||Included||Italian|
|Gunbae||Sit down||Included||Korean BBQ|
|Hot Off The Press||Quick serve||Included||Sandwiches|
|Let's Taco 'Bout It||Quick serve||Included||Mexican|
|Lick Me Til…Ice Cream||Quick serve||Included||Ice cream|
|Noodle Around||Quick serve||Included||Noodles|
|Pink Agave||Sit down||Included||Mexican|
|Razzle Dazzle||Sit down||Included||American|
|Social Club Diner||Quick serve||Included||American|
|Sun Club Cafe||Quick serve||Included||Poke|
|The Daily Mix||Quick serve||Included||Salad|
|The Dock||Quick serve||Included||Mediterranean|
|The Dock House||Sit down||Included||Mediterranean|
|The Galley||Quick serve||Included||Buffet|
|The Pizza Place||Sit down||Included||Pizza|
|The Sweet Side||Quick serve||Included||Dessert|
|The Test Kitchen||Sit down||Included||Foodie|
|The Wake||Sit down||Included||Steakhouse|
|Well Bread||Quick serve||Included||Pastries|
In terms of drinks and cocktails, you have a variety of choices. Virgin Voyages serves the Coca-cola family of products. That means Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite and Barqs Root Beer, although the selection can vary by ship.
There are also plenty of bars available on this ship. You can check outrecent bar menus for the Brilliant Lady below.
Nothing beats relaxing by a pool with a nice drink in hand as you feel the fresh sea breeze pass by you. The problem is that with thousands of people on a ship, there's not always room. If you want to spend all day in a pool, a cruise might not be the right choice. You would have a much better bet choosing a resort with a huge pool complex. That being said, a quick dip in the pool can be nice on a hot day.
The Virgin Voyages Brilliant Lady has a total of 1 pools and 3 hot tubs.
|- Pools - General Access||1|
|- Pools - Adults Only|
|- Pools - Exclusive|
|Total Hot Tubs||3|
|- Hot Tubs - General Access||3|
|- Hot Tubs - Adults Only|
|- Hot Tubs - Exclusive|
There are quite a few things to do on the Brilliant Lady. These are the main amenities that are available. Some are included in the cost of the cruise, while others have an additional charge.
|Arcade||A la cart|
|Casino||A la cart|
|Salon||A la cart|
|Spa||A la cart|
|Tattoo Studio||A la cart|
|Thermal Suites||A la cart|
Virgin Voyages is a premium cruise line. Premium cruise lines typically offer upscale food, accommodations, and service. These typically cost about $150 - $400 per person per day.
Cruise pricing is dynamic and varies for each specific sailing based on factors such as departure point, ports of call, and time of year. Typically newer ships cost more, so a cruise on Virgin Voyages Brilliant Lady will likely cost more than other ships in the fleet.
Another way to gauge the cost of a cruise is to consider how much you'll spend on board. Even though a lot is included in the base cruise fare, you may still spend money on things like spa treatments, specialty dining, drinks, and excursions. In addition, guests can also have to pay for things like gratuities and tips.
Typically guests can expect to spend about 25 - 40% of the cost of the cruise on onboard expenses. In other words, if the cruise fare is $1,000 per person, you might spend between $250 and $400 on extra expenses.
The table below will help you understand what you might spend onboard a Virgin Voyages ship.
|Base Daily Gratuities*|
(Per Person Per Day)
|Tip added to drinks & services||Included|
|Domestic Beer Price||$6.00|
See drink menus
|Drink Package Price||No drink package available|
|Internet Plan||Base level is Included. For "premium" speeds, it's around $10 per day|
|*Daily gratuities for a standard cabin. Suites or specialty rooms may have higher rates.|