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Valiant Lady Review

4.5 / 5.0
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217 reviews

Lots of Style, Lacks Substance

Review for Valiant Lady to the British Isles & Western Europe
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10+ Cruises • Age 40s

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Sail Date: Apr 2022
Outside shot of the ship
Pink Agave meal
Atrium staircase
Rear of the Valiant Lady
Valiant Lady Funnel
Valiant Lady Pool

I can only speak from my own experience of the ship. Your mileage may be different. On this particular sailing of Valiant Lady, only 600 passengers were on board. I sailed solo and I'm a 48 year old man.

As a loyal Virgin Atlantic customer and also regular cruiser, I decided to try Virgin Voyages on a 5 night sailing on the Valiant Lady from Amsterdam to Portsmouth. From the moment I boarded the ship it was very apparant that Virgin were determined to do things differently and set themselves apart from the mainstay cruise lines. They've dared to challenge passenger (Sailor) expectations and in many ways the ship feels like it's 'out with the old and in with the new'. On paper this clean sheet approach sounds quite exciting and innovative. However, the reality is somewhat opposite, as there are numerous problems with Virgin has 'redefined' the cruise model.

Firstly let me start with some positives.

Cabin Review

Bright and modern with tablet controlled technology. Great mood lighting. Great hammock. Comfortable bed and crisp linen. Bathroom not the biggest, but the shower was as big as you'll find on other cruise lines in a balcony cabin. Sparkling or Still water available free of charge in Carafes from your room attendant. Plenty of USB power sockets.

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