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Virgin Voyages posts record bookings as Resilient Lady completes sea trials

Resilient Lady is back at Fincantieri's Sestri Ponente for final outfitting
Virgin Voyages reported its strongest day of bookings ever following the CDC lifting its travel health notice for cruises, and Resilient Lady underwent final sea trials.

During trials, safety systems, automation, power generation and propulsion systems were tested, and the ship reached a speed of 23 knots.

Reslient Lady has returned to Fincantieri's Sestri Ponente for final outfitting before its planned entry to service in August from Piraeus.

Greece and Adriatic cruises

Starting Aug. 14, the ship will alternate two weeklong itineraries: 'Adriatic Sea & Greek Gems,' with calls at Dubrovnik, Kotor, Corfu and Argostoli, and 'Greek Island Glow,' visiting Santorini, Rhodes Chania (Souda Bay) and Mykonos.  

Resilient Lady will cap the progran with a nine-night journey, 'Charming Greece, Italy, Spain and Portugal, from Piraeus to Lisbon, with calls at Catania, Palma de Mallorca and Málaga, before its trans-Atlantic repositioning cruise.

That voyage will cross from Lisbon via Funchal, Gran Canaria and Santa Cruz de Tenerife to winter Caribbean homeport, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Winter in San Juan

From there, Resilient Lady will sail alternating weekly itineraries, 'Southeastern Caribbean Isles' (Tortola, Guadeloupe, Barbados, St. Lucia, Antigua) and 'Sunsets in the Lesser Antilles' (Aruba, Curaçao, Martinique, St. Kitts).