In a bold move reflecting a commitment to guest safety and exploration, Virgin Voyages has announced the rerouting of its ship, the Resilient Lady, to navigate around Africa instead of traversing the Red Sea and the Suez Canal.

This decision comes amidst ongoing concerns and disruptions in the region, demonstrating the cruise line’s dedication to providing seamless and secure experiences for its passengers.

With the rerouting of the Resilient Lady, Virgin Voyages has unveiled three captivating itineraries, each offering an immersive journey through the Mediterranean and beyond. Commencing with the 15-day voyage from Sydney to Singapore on March 27th, followed by the 14-day sailings from Singapore to Dubai on April 11th and from Dubai to Athens on April 25th, guests are invited to embark on an extraordinary odyssey spanning continents and cultures.

Departing from Sydney, the Resilient Lady’s new route promises an abundance of thrilling adventures and cultural discoveries. From the pristine shores of Eden and Fremantle (Perth) in Australia to the vibrant cities of Durban and Cape Town in South Africa, guests will have the opportunity to explore diverse landscapes and encounter the rich tapestry of African heritage. Additional highlights include port calls in Port Louis, Mauritius Islands; Walvis Bay, Namibia; Praia, Cape Verde; and Casablanca, Morocco, before culminating in the historic ports of Barcelona, Valletta, and Santorini.

To ensure a seamless transition for guests, Virgin Voyages has guaranteed spots on the new sailing for those booked on the affected itineraries, with no additional cost incurred. Alternatively, guests have the option to receive future voyage credits or a full refund if they prefer not to sail the new itinerary. The cruise line has also pledged to protect commissions for advisors, recognizing their integral role as “First Mates” in delivering exceptional guest experiences.

As Virgin Voyages continues to review and refine its repositioning voyages and linked sailings, travellers can anticipate further updates in the coming weeks. With a commitment to safety, innovation, and unforgettable adventures, Virgin Voyages invites guests to embark on a voyage of discovery aboard the Resilient Lady, where every journey promises excitement, enrichment, and endless possibilities on the high seas.

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