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Brilliant Lady

Mermaiden Voyage date to be announced

Brilliant Lady, Virgin Voyage’s fourth ship was delayed on September 7th 2023, it is expected to launch in May – October 2025. The MerMaiden voyage has not yet been announced.

What’s On Board Brilliant Lady?

Upcoming Brilliant Lady Voyages

Here is a list of all announced itineraries for the Brilliant Lady. If you want to join a group for a specific voyage, click on the Facebook group link to join the group and meet your fellow sailors.

If you are organising a group for a voyage that is not listed here, please let us know and we will add it to the list. If you notice that we are listing a defunct or incorrect group, please let us know and we will remove or change it.

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Virgin Voyages® Brilliant Lady cruise ship© Photo by Virgin Voyages®

Brilliant Lady

Brilliant Lady is an upcoming addition to the Virgin Voyages fleet, anticipated to elevate the cruise experience to new heights with its modern design and captivating itineraries sometime in 2025.


  • Name: Brilliant Lady
  • Operator: Virgin Voyages
  • Winter Homeport: Unknown
  • Summer Homeport: Unknown
  • Launched: Not yet launched (likely 2025)
  • Inaugural Voyage: Unknown
  • Tonnage: 110,000 GT
  • Length: 277.2 metres (909 ft)
  • Draft: 8.05 metres (26.4 ft)
  • Beam: 41 metres (135 ft)
  • Capacity: Over 2,770 passengers and 1,160 crew
  • Decks: 17
  • Cruising Speed: 20 knots (37 km/h; 23 mph)
  • Maximum Speed: 22 knots (41 km/h; 25 mph)
  • Adults-Only: For guests aged 18 and over

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Construction and Upcoming Launch

Planning and Construction

  • Float Out: Brilliant Lady was floated out on 25 November 2022, and it is currently being fitted out.
  • Structural Completion: On February 12th 2024 the ship left the Fincantieri Genova Shipyard.
  • Design and Features: Keeping in line with its sister ships, she is expected to boast similar luxurious and innovative amenities encompassing dining, entertainment, relaxation, and more.
  • Environmental Considerations: As with its predecessors, she is constructed with eco-friendly technologies and sustainable practices.

Upcoming ‘MerMaiden Voyage’ & Potential Launch Date

  • Previous Launch Date:  The previous MerMaiden was planned for December 23rd 2023
  • Delayed Date: Brilliant Lady, Virgin Voyage’s fourth ship was delayed on September 7th 2023
  • Potential Launch Date: Brilliant Lady is currently scheduled to launch between May & October 2025 based on details shared to First Mates, details of the MerMaiden voyage are not currently available.

Future Itineraries and Rumors


Brilliant Lady is poised to become a shining addition to the Virgin Voyages fleet. However it has been delayed with no clear date in sight for a launch. Virgin Voyages fans and cruise lovers alike eagerly await the official launch and the unveiling of the ship’s complete itineraries, as she prepares to embark on journeys that promise to be nothing short of spectacular.