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Brilliant Lady Review

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Brilliant Lady is scheduled to debut as Virgin Voyages fourth cruise ship in September 2025, after a delay from its original start date. The ship is expected to follow the look and feel of sister vessels Scarlet Lady, Valiant Lady and Resilient Lady.

Like its three sisters, Brilliant Lady’s fares will include several perks, like basic beverage package (still and sparkling water, non-pressed juices, sodas, teas, and drip coffee), Wi-Fi and gratuities. Also included will be the signature fitness classes – like yoga, meditation, and cycling, among others - that the brand is known for, espousing the line’s “Vitamin Sea” philosophy of well-being and rejuvenation.

Brilliant Lady’s Deck Plans are Expected to Build on the Cruise Line’s Non-Standard Style

Since debuting with Scarlet Lady in October 2021, Virgin Voyages has upheld the brand vision of providing a non-standard style of cruising that does away with the traditional elements. In that respect, Brilliant Lady is likely to feature a wide variety of dining options, while foregoing the buffet and main dining room set up of most cruise lines. Sailors can expect about 20 dining venues, ranging from steakhouses and Korean BBQ to elaborate brunches and an international food market.

Presumably following the layout of its sister ships, Brilliant Lady’s onboard accommodations will comprise 1,408 cabins, the majority of which have ocean views and around 86 percent with balconies. Cabins for solo travelers will also be on offer and the largest cabins will be the Mega RockStar suites with retro furnishings, vinyl turntables and electric guitars.

Brilliant Lady Itineraries Will Center on North America; Line will Visit Alaska for the First Time

Brilliant Lady will homeport in several different North American cities, allowing the cruise lines to go to many U.S. cities -- and Alaska -- for the first time.

Brilliant Lady will debut in New York, embarking on five voyages ranging from five- to 13-nights that will call in destinations like Bermuda, Quebec City, Halifax, Boston and Charleston.

The ship will then head south to Miami, spending the winter season in the cruise line's Terminal V, offering seven- to 12-night voyages to the Caribbean between October 2025 and April 2026. Standout ports include Aruba, Curacao, Bonaire, Cartagena, Antigua and Grand Cayman, as well as Ocho Rios in Jamaica, a first for Virgin Voyages.

Brilliant Lady will then embark on a 16-day Panama Canal crossing jaunt from Miami to Los Angeles. The ship will offer five- to eight night itineraries from Southern California from April to May 2026, calling in destinations like Cabo, San Diego and Puerto Vallarta.

From Los Angeles, the ship will travel north to Seattle, in time for its maiden Alaska season, which is scheduled to last from May to September 2026.

Brilliant Lady Specs

Like its sister ships, Brilliant Lady will be 110,000 gross tons and carry 2,700 passengers at double capacity.


Passengers: 2700
Crew: 1150
Passenger to Crew: 2.35:1
Launched: 2023
Shore Excursions: 202

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