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Virgin Voyages Bringing Resilient Lady to Puerto Rico After Cancelling Australia

The increased trouble in the Red Sea has led to big changes for Virgin Voyages. Back in September, they announced some amazing itineraries for the Resilient Lady. After finishing a season in the Mediterranean, the ship was supposed to sail an amazing 44-night repositioning from Athens to Australia in October 2024. It was going to make stops in bucket-list destinations like Dubai, Mumbai, Singapore, and Bali. After that, it would sail 15 different itineraries in Australia, staying there for the season.

Unfortunately, Virgin Voyages has had to cancel these sailings due to the instability and danger in the Red Seas. Instead, Resilient Lady will move to Puerto Rico, where it will sail 7 – 11-night voyages through the Caribbean. 

Resilient Lady Cancellations

Sailings on the Resilient Lady have been canceled between October 20, 2024, and May 4, 2025. Affected guests should receive an email from Virgin Voyages or their travel agent if they haven’t already. 

Guests will have the option to rebook another voyage or opt for a full refund due to the change in plans.

An earlier email sent out to travel agents incorrectly stated which sailings were affected.

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Virgin Voyages intends to return to Australia

Virgin Voyages still sees Australia as a good market and hopes to return in the future. In a note shared with travel agents, the CEO said:

“We love Australia and have every intention of traveling back in the future when we can safely do so. While we’re sad to have had to make this choice for now, we are very much looking forward to getting back there as soon as possible. But in the best interest of your Sailors, we’re making these adjustments now in order to avoid disruptions in the future — giving them more time to think through alternatives.” – Nirmal Saverimuttu, CEO of Virgin Voyages

New Caribbean sailings open for sail on February 29

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Resilient Lady will now sail 7, 8, 10 and 11-night cruises that will visit destinations like St. Maarten, St. Vincent, Columbia, and Dominica. It’ll be her North American debut when she arrives at her new home port in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The ship is nearly identical to the other Virgin Voyages ships already sailing in the area and will offer the same plentiful included dining options, unique entertainment, and kid-free experience. 

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Randy Young

Randy Young is the founder and editor-in-chief at Cruise Spotlight. He has been in marketing for 19 years and has been cruising for just as long. Over the years, he's worked with products like TVs, copiers, light bulbs, and EV chargers, but cruising has always been his passion. There's nothing Randy likes more than the first couple of hours on a ship, exploring every nook and cranny and seeing how it's different from everything else out there. He's known for providing detailed and analytical coverage of cruising to help cruisers get a comprehensive picture of a ship's offerings.