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Virgin Celebration Voyage Returns For Second Year With Sir Richard Branson & Boy George

Virgin Voyages is set to take the high seas by storm once again with the return of its highly anticipated ‘Virgin Celebration Voyage’.


  • Headlining this year’s festivities are Sir Richard Branson, the founder of Virgin Group, and Boy George from Culture Club.
  • This year’s ‘Virgin Celebration Voyage’ will span three distinct itineraries across the brand’s fleet of Lady Ships.
  • The Virgin Celebration Voyage will be more than just a cruise but an immersive experience designed to capture the disruptive and innovative spirit of the Virgin brand.
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Building on the success of last year’s inaugural event, the celebration series is expanding to include three extraordinary voyages featuring special guests and some of Virgin’s most influential leaders. This event calls on fans of the Virgin brand and loyal Sailors to embark on a journey that encapsulates over 50 years of Virgin’s history.


Richard, known for his adventurous spirit and innovative approach to business, started Virgin back in 1970 as a mail-order record retailer. Virgin Records signed iconic acts like The Sex Pistols and The Rolling Stones, cementing its place in music history. Today, Richard oversees a diverse portfolio of over 40 Virgin companies worldwide, spanning industries from travel and telecommunications to space exploration.


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Virgin Voyages is one of the newest and best cruise lines at sea, bringing the world famous Virgin service and experience to Sailors across the world. Image: Virgin Voyages

Joining Richard is the legendary Boy George, whose contributions to music and timeless hits like Karma Chameleon have left an indelible mark on pop culture. Alongside them will be distinguished Virgin executives and a cohort of Virgin Galactic-flown astronauts, fresh from their voyages into space. This star-studded group promises to lend their celebrity and insights to create a truly memorable experience for all aboard.


Guests, better known as Sailors on Virgin cruises, will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of unique programs, including:
Hosted Shore Things: Curated shore excursions that offer a deeper connection to each destination.
Energizing Fitness Classes: Keeping in line with Virgin’s commitment to wellness, these classes will keep Sailors active and energized.
Interactive Workshops: Hands-on sessions that provide insights into Virgin’s various ventures and innovative approaches.
Exclusive Fireside Chats: Intimate conversations with Virgin leaders and special guests, offering behind-the-scenes looks at the brand’s journey and future.
Daily Happy Hours: Social gatherings to mingle with fellow Sailors and Virgin influencers.


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Virgin Voyages cruise ships are adults-only, award-winning and include luxuries for the young at heart. Image: Virgin Voyages

Not only are we excited to bring back this special series, but we’re making a splash, doing it bigger & better than in 2023 with not one, but three incredible voyages. Once a year, our Sailors have unprecedented access to immerse themselves in the magic of both Virgin Voyages and the Virgin brand. They’ll be rubbing elbows with visionary leaders from across the Virgin family and this year’s very special guests.

// CEO of Virgin Voyages, Nirmal Saverimuttu


The three distinct ‘Virgin Celebration Voyage’ itineraries across the brand’s fleet of Lady Ships include:

  1. Valiant Lady – Dominican Daze (30 August 2024 – 4 September 2024): Departing from Miami, this voyage will take Sailors to Puerto Plata, the Beach Club at Bimini, and back to Miami. This tropical escape offers stunning beaches and vibrant local culture.
  2. Scarlet Lady – French Daze & Ibiza Nights (1 – 8 September 2024): Setting sail from Barcelona, this voyage includes stops in Marseille, Cannes, Palma de Mallorca, Ibiza, and returns to Barcelona. This Mediterranean adventure promises picturesque coastlines and lively nightlife.
  3. Resilient Lady – UK to Zeebrugge & Amsterdam (3 – 8 September 2024): Departing from Portsmouth, this journey will visit Amsterdam and Zeebrugge (Bruges) before returning to Portsmouth. This itinerary blends historical charm with modern vibrancy.
    Whether you’re a die-hard Virgin fan or a curious first-time Sailor, the Virgin Celebration Voyage offers an opportunity to experience the essence of Virgin’s rock-n-roll history and its exciting future.


For more information or to book your cabin, visit the Virgin Voyages website.


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