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Virgin Voyages' Valiant Lady stars on 'The Bachelorette'

Article-Virgin Voyages' Valiant Lady stars on 'The Bachelorette'

Valiant Lady is the 'wingwoman' for Bachelorettes Rachel Recchia and Gabby Windey
Virgin Voyages' Valiant Lady is the setting for the first seagoing edition of 'The Bachelorette,' with the episode set to air Aug. 1 on ABC.

Bachelorettes Rachel Recchia and Gabby Windey — who featured in the dual breakup in the season 26 finale of 'The Bachelor,' will be standing by each other’s side once again as they sail through the Mediterranean.

RockStar Suites

Onboard, the women stayed in two RockStar Suites designed by Tom Dixon. The Manor – the ship’s signature nightclub that traces back to Richard Branson’s first Virgin music studio – makes a special appearance during one of the season’s most competitive dates, while Redemption Spa’s thermal suite and mud room doubles as a merman hideaway and hangout for the guys.

When not on dates, the men have their run of Valiant Lady, using the outdoor daybeds of The Dock, playing air hockey at The Social Club and kicking back at the Loose Cannon, reminiscent of British seaside bars.

Cruise virgins

'Rachel and Gabby couldn’t have a better wingwoman than Valiant Lady, and we're thrilled to play a role in their journey to find the one,' said Virgin Voyages President Nirmal Saverimuttu. 'The Bachelorette has never been filmed on a luxury ocean cruise line before, and I think fans will be intrigued and realize that the incredible experience we offer on-board extends beyond the show. They too can embark on a luxurious and relaxing couple’s getaway or guys/girls trip and have an amazing time setting sail the Virgin way.'

Valiant Lady currently sails from Barcelona on seven-night voyages to destinations in Spain, France and Italy, each with an overnight stay at Ibiza.

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