Valiant Lady Puerto Plata: Luxury Cruise for Adults

Richard Branson’s  cruise venture, Virgin Voyages, is making waves in the cruise industry with its innovative and bold approach to luxury travel. The company’s second ship, Valiant Lady, follows in the footsteps of its predecessor, the Scarlet Lady, bringing a fresh concept of ‘rebellious luxury’ exclusively for adults. 

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Luxury Redefined

The Scarlet Lady, Virgin Voyages’ first ship, faced numerous delays due to the global health situation. Despite the challenges, it set sail in October in the Caribbean, showcasing the innovative concept of ‘rebellious luxury’ inspired by mega-yachts.

The ship’s name, Valiant Lady, draws inspiration from the Latin word “valere,” meaning ‘to be strong.’ This cruise follows the same design principles as the Scarlet Lady and sets the stage for the Resilient Lady, launching later this year, and a fourth ship scheduled for 2023.

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Unique Features Aboard Valiant Lady

Valiant Lady spans an impressive 278 meters in length, accommodating 2,770 passengers across 17 decks. Beyond the standard cruise amenities like pools, jacuzzis, multiple restaurants, and a theater, the ship boasts distinctive features seldom found on other vessels.

From a tattoo parlor and vinyl record store to a two-story disco named The Manor, paying homage to Richard Branson’s first recording studio, the ship goes beyond the ordinary. The Red Room, a theater that transforms into a dance floor, a yoga studio, boxing and HIIT classes, a protein shake bar, fresh juice, and smoothies, a spa offering various treatments, and a beauty center contribute to an immersive experience.

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Exclusively for Adults

One of the cruise’s standout features is its unwavering commitment to the ‘adults only’ concept, a strategy aimed at attracting travelers who may not have considered a cruise vacation. In a recent announcement, Virgin Voyages revealed a collaboration with Jennifer Lopez, who will serve as an advisor for entertainment, design, and well-being.

Richard Branson expressed, “We immediately knew we wanted Jennifer to be a part of the Virgin Voyages family and help shape the future of seafaring. She is one of the most talented and hardworking individuals.”

Jennifer Lopez added, “I am inspired by Virgin Voyages’ dedication to creating irresistible experiences and focusing on well-being, which aligns perfectly with my own lifestyle and brand spirit.”

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Gastronomic Delights Without Buffets

Virgin Voyages sets itself apart with a distinctive approach to dining. Unlike traditional cruise buffets, the company opts for exclusive dining environments, emphasizing sustainability by reducing food waste. See the list below:

Wake – Elegant Steak & Seafood

Razzle Dazzle – Naughty & Nice Vegetarian/Vegan

The Test Kitchen – Cooking Lab

Pink Agave – Upscale Mexican;

Gunbae – Korean BBQ;

Extra Virgin – Upscale Italian;

The Galley – Food Court with 8+ eateries;

The Dock House – Casual Mediterranean/Meze

The Pizza Place – Pizza Parlour

Grounds Bar – Coffee Shop/Bar

Lick Me Till Ice cream – Ice Cream Kiosk

The Social Club – Sports Bar/Casual Eats

Sun Club Café – Alfresco Casual Snack Bar/Café

With no additional charges for any of the ship’s 20 restaurants and bars, passengers can indulge in diverse culinary experiences, ranging from Korean BBQs to Michelin-starred chefs’ creations. The full menu can be referenced online.

A team of mixologists oversees bars, featuring an extensive selection of mezcals and tequilas. The absence of a dress code for meals and the elimination of scheduled dining times align with the cruise’s rebellious luxury philosophy.

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Valiant Lady Puerto Plata Itinerary

Distinguishing itself from the Scarlet Lady, currently sailing from Miami to the Caribbean, Valiant Lady Puerto Plata itinerary started in Barcelona, then later was added to the Dominican Daze program.

It visits the Caribbean in special seasons, including the port of Taino Bay in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic.

Valiant Lady Deck Plan

Valiant Lady deck plan
Valiant Lady deck plan


Itinerary:

  • Sails To: Caribbean, Transatlantic – Puerto Plata’s Taino Bay Port
  • Sails From: Miami FL , Barcelona
  • Home Ports: Barcelona
  • Duration: 6 – 9 Days

Specs:

  • 110,000 GROSS
    TONNAGE
  • 2,770 GUEST
    CAPACITY
  • 277 LENGTH
    IN METERS
  • 1,160 ONBOARD
    CREW
  • 1,408 TOTAL CABINS

Virgin Voyages reports a significant increase in reservations, up by 174% in the last six months, reflecting a positive trend for the cruise industry. The cruise line anticipates a robust resurgence, aligning with industry expectations for a return to pre-pandemic levels. Valiant Lady Puerto Plata excursions list the top activities in town, and the Taino Bay amenities page shows us the full list of activities inside the port, many of which are free.

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Virgin Voyages’ CEO, Tom McAlpin, notes, “After two challenging years, people are excited to explore the world again, and it means a lot to us to facilitate that. We know now more than ever, travelers want to invest in quality experiences. They are seeking the best value for money, which is exactly what we offer.”