News Jul 09, 2024

Virgin Voyages is Travel + Leisure’s best cruise ship… again!

Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2024 was just announced with our lady ships taking home the top honors for the second consecutive year.

Travel + Leisure World's Best 2024

With only three years at sea, we’re thrilled to announce that we’ve been voted Travel + Leisure’s Best Mega-ship Ocean Cruise Line in 2024. Inspired by the Golden Age of sea travel, we wanted to bring back the romance of the open ocean, redesign it for travel enthusiasts of today, and of course, add a signature Virgin twist. Having first received this award in 2023, and now earning it again reaffirms our commitment to doing just that. 

We’d like to thank and congratulate our amazing Crew, whose dedication to delivering brilliant service remains steadfast and unwavering, and of course our valued Sailors. This win is possible due to your continued support and trust in our brand, and we’re so grateful you've chosen Virgin Voyages to make all your holiday dreams an amazing reality. With so many ships to choose from, securing this top honor depended on multiple factors, and both Sailors and critics have taken notice. 

Becoming The Best Cruise Line
“Virgin Voyages was not only voted the best mega-ship ocean liner in Travel + Leisure’s 2024 World’s Best Awards, but absolutely knocked it out of the park by receiving top marks in every cruise amenity category. The cabins and facilities? Excellent. On-ship dining? Delicious. The value of the experience? Incomparable.” - Travel + Leisure.

Luxury Inclusions Meets Innovative Execution
State-of-the-art technology has created an onboard experience where luxury and sustainability work in tandem — ushering in the future of eco-conscious travel. By swapping buffets and basic beverage plans with all-inclusive dining in 20+ specialty eateries with made-to-order meals (plus Michelin-chef designed menus) and anytime essential drinks — our ships reduce food waste and single-use plastics like water bottles, utensils, throw-away cups, and condiment packets. Plus, with the Sailor App acting as an onboard concierge and program finder, and The Band (a multi-functional wearable made from recycled products, functioning as both a room key and onboard bank), we’ve cut down on paper consumption and plastic key cards — bonus points for a low percentage of Sailors getting locked out of their rooms.

Plan Ahead, Last-Minute & Anytime in Between
Right now, our three lady ships are making waves on both sides of the Atlantic. Valiant Lady is spending her summer in the best tropical locations on our Caribbean Weekenders — perfect for anytime getaways and last-minute luxury cruise deals, while Scarlet Lady and Resilient Lady are spending theirs on the shores of the Mediterranean. From Barcelona and Athens, respectively, sail to the dazzling shores of Italy, France, and Spain, or famed Greek Island hot spots (Santorini, Corfu, Mykonos), Croatia and Montenegro this summer through October.

There's more to come between 2025 and 2026. More stops will be added to these itineraries, and brand-new destinations including Iceland, Scotland, Ireland, and Northern Ireland can be explored out of Portsmouth — with all itineraries open to book right now.

Our fourth ship, Brilliant Lady, debuting in 2025, is making her way on a sea-defined roadtrip to the four corners of the USA, stopping in some of America’s most exciting destinations (like NYC, Los Angeles, and Alaska!), plus Canada, Mexico, and across the Panama Canal too.

With all the hype surrounding our multi-award-winning lady ships, check out our incredible itineraries that sail to over 100 ports, and experience it all for yourself on the exclusively adult voyage of a lifetime.  

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