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Virgin Voyages launch in Sydney

Virgin Voyages launch in Sydney

Virgin Voyages Party

Richard Branson cruises down under

Virgin Voyages onboard
Virgin Voyages onboard

Virgin Voyages launch in Sydney

Virgin Voyages, the acclaimed cruise line under the wing of Sir Richard Branson, orchestrated a stellar Scarlet Night soiree in Sydney to herald the arrival of Resilient Lady to the Australian shores.

Virgin Voyages launch
Virgin Voyages launch

The Scarlet Night bash, synonymous with Virgin Voyages’ extraordinary sailing escapades, unfolded aboard Resilient Lady, currently stationed at the Overseas Passenger Terminal in Circular Quay as a prelude to its upcoming summer sailing season. The tech-savvy vessel made a grand entrance into Sydney after an impressive 44-night journey from Athens, Greece.

Richard Branson hosts the festivities

Red carpet arrivals at Virgin Voyages Party
Red carpet arrivals at Virgin Voyages Party

Playing host to the festivities was none other than Sir Richard Branson himself, the visionary behind the Virgin Group. A slew of familiar faces graced the occasion, with the likes of Hugh Sheridan, Natalie Imbruglia, Sonia Kruger, Natalie Bassingthwaighte, and the dynamic duo Lisa and Jess Origliasso from The Veronicas, among others. The star-studded event marked the first taste of the Virgin Voyages experience for over 1,200 Australians who snagged exclusive tickets for the one-night extravaganza.

Virgin Voyages onboard
Virgin Voyages onboard

The fortunate attendees not only gained unprecedented access to Virgin Voyages’ newest ship but also indulged in a culinary preview of the cruise line’s six signature, Michelin-inspired restaurants. The evening unfolded with the first Australian performance of Persephone, followed by the Scarlet Night poolside revelry.

Australians love Virgin

VIRGIN VOYAGES PARTY
Virgin Voyages Party

Sir Richard Branson expressed his sentiments about returning to Australia, a place with a special spot in his heart, saying, “Australians have been loyal fans of the Virgin brand for more than two decades. And we know you love to cruise, so it is only natural we introduce Virgin Voyages Down Under.”

Virgin Voyages onboard
Virgin Voyages onboard

Virgin Voyages CEO Nirmal Saverimuttu, a Sydney native, reflected on the pinch-me moment of celebrating in his hometown. He shared insights into the unique features of their ships, emphasizing superyacht design, exceptional value, scratch-made delectable food, wellness amenities, and sustainable practices.

Red carpet arrivals at Virgin Voyages Party
Erin Molan and red carpet arrivals at Virgin Voyages Party

Resilient Lady will grace Sydney’s docks for two more days before embarking on its journey south to its new homeport in Melbourne. The Aussie MerMaiden voyage on December 11 promises Sailors a delightful taste of Tasmania with stops in Burnie and Hobart.

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Virgin Voyages Party
Virgin Voyages Party with Catriona Rowntree

For those eager to secure a spot aboard the unique Virgin Voyages experience, the time to act is now to avoid the inevitable FOMO. Visit https://www.virginvoyages.com/ or follow Virgin Voyages on social media @virginvoyages for more details. It’s an invitation to set sail into a realm where the sea meets sophistication.


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