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The Ultimate 80s Experience

Sipping sangria in Spain, catching sun in the Canaries, relaxing to the max on board a brand-new luxury ship and toe tapping to the soundtrack of the 80s with an exclusive line-up of 80s icons – this brand new Sailcation is one of our best yet.

Co-headlined by former Spandau Ballet frontman Tony Hadley and soul man supreme Martin Fry, lead singer of ABC, this amazing programme of exclusive enhanced entertainment also includes performances from Toyah, T’Pau, Altered Images and celebrity DJs Bruno Brookes and Gary Davies. These unmissable performances will all take place on board Virgin Voyages brand new ship, Valiant Lady. Ultra-modern and with luxurious and unique touches at every turn, this is a ship with multiple dining venues and entertainment options that follows its sister ship, Scarlet Lady, in changing the game for seafaring.

While on board you’ll coast the islands of the Canaries, Spain and Portugal affording plenty of time to enjoy your holiday off the ship as much as you will on board. Embrace the salty and beachy charms of La Coruña and gorge on Ribeiro wine and platters of winkles before a quick stop on the tiny volcanic island of Madeira, home to black sand beaches, lush botanical gardens and wonderful wine tasting experiences. A duo of Canary Islands awaits as you visit Gran Canaria and Tenerife, blistered by the sun, and famed for their glorious beaches. You’ll enjoy an overnight stay on board the ship in Portugal’s vivacious capital Lisbon before cruising back to Portsmouth where you’ll disembark, your 80s extravaganza complete.

Fantastic Value Including

 

  • Cruise – 11 night full-board cruise on board the brand new Valiant Lady, exclusively for adults

  • Enhanced Entertainment Programme – Sing along to one of the 80s most powerful and expressive voices, Tony Hadley; Be serenaded by co-headliner soul man supreme Martin Fry, lead singer of ABC; Get ready for a dose of "Girl Power" as T'Pau, Toyah and Altered Images take to the stage and party the night away as a stellar line up of 80s celebrity DJs play some of the era's most epic anthems.

  • Entertainment – Immersive and modern entertainment such as festival-like lineups, never-before-seen stage productions, unexpected pop-up performances and more

  • Dining – From steakhouses and Korean BBQ to tasty brunches and an international food market, any and all eateries are included — with a bar in every specialty spot

  • Spa & Wellness – Redemption Spa with a Thermal Suite including; a mud room, salt room, sauna, steam room, hot and cold plunge pools and heated marble Hammam benches

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Over $600 in value is always included.

The last thing you need on your vacation is a surprise receipt and pages worth of fine print.

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Browse, post, and stay connected with wifi — whenever you want, and wherever you are on the ship.

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From refined dining to relaxed casual, any and all of our 20+ eateries are yours to enjoy on us.

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We've taken care (of taking care) of your servers, so we cover the gratuities for your onboard experiences.

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Stay hydrated with still and sparkling water, non-pressed juices, sodas, teas and even drip coffee.

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Yoga, meditation, cycling, HIIT classes, and more — all your group fitness classes are covered.

Star Studded 80s Line-up

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Tony Hadley

Tony Hadley found fame as the former front man of Spandau Ballet, earning himself the accolade of being one of pop's greatest vocalists. The band had numerous chart-topping singles including “Through the Barricades” “True” and “Gold”.

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ABC

Led by charismatic singer Martin Fry, ABC formed in Sheffield in the 1980’s. Some of their most famous hits include “Poison Arrow”, “All of my Heart” and “The Look of Love”.

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Toyah

Toyah has amassed thirteen top 40 singles during her long and varied career including “It’s A Mystery”, “I Want to Be Free” and “Brave New World”.

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T'Pau

Led by singer Carol Decker, English rock band T’Pau found worldwide fame in the 80s. They had a string of Top 40 hits including "Heart and Soul", "Valentine" and “China in Your Hand”.

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Altered Images

As lead singer of the band Altered Images, Clare Grogan enjoyed 80s success with songs including "Happy Birthday", "Don't Talk to Me About Love", "I Could Be Happy" and "See Those Eyes".

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Bruno Brookes

Bruno Brookes is a highly acclaimed DJ and presenter, having hosted some of the biggest radio shows since the mid-1980s.

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Gary Davies

Gary Davies began his broadcasting career in 1979 before enjoying a long stint as a DJ on Radio One between 1982 and 1993 and as a regular presenter of Top of the Pops.

Your Itinerary

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Day 1 - Embark Valiant Lady in Portsmouth

Diverse dining, tech innovation and stylish sustainability are the order of the day on board the Valiant Lady, Virgin Voyages newest ship. Today you’ll embark and spend a day exploring your new home at sea, before marking the start of your holiday in style with a performance from co-headliner soul man supreme Martin Fry, frontman of 80s popular band ABC and music from DJ Gary Davies, host of Radio 2s Sound of the 80s. Dance under the stars in the glamorous surroundings of Valiant Lady’s Aquatic Club on the Top Deck as you wave goodbye to Portsmouth.

Entertainment Programme:

  • ABC
  • Gary Davies
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Day 2 - At Sea

Take stock of all the incredible dining options on board. From à la carte steak and seafood at the Wake, to plant-based at Razzle Dazzle or Mexican at Pink Agave, the Valiant Lady has options for every taste, whim and craving without a buffet in sight. Pay a visit to The Test Kitchen, an onboard culinary laboratory and restaurant which transports you from periodic table to dining table, combining experimental flavours for a dinner with a scientific twist or try your hand at a cooking class here. This evening you’ll have another opportunity to be entertained by ABC and Radio 2 DJ Gary Davies.

Entertainment Programme:

  • ABC
  • Gary Davies
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Day 3 - La Coruña

With a whisk of a matador’s cape, you’ll arrive in La Coruña today. A city known famously for the Tower of Hercules, the oldest Roman lighthouse still in use, it offers more than meets the eye. La Coruña is amazing due to its beautiful beaches and cultural treats like Casa Museo Picasso, the recreated house that Pablo Picasso and his family lived in when he was thirteen.

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Day 4 - At Sea

A day at sea presents the perfect opportunity to enjoy everything Valiant Lady has to offer. Relax around the pool deck, reminiscent of an ultra-modern yacht or take a lesson in self-care at the Redemption Spa, home to mud and salt rooms and tailor-made treatments. As night falls grill your own meats at the Gunbae Korean BBQ.

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Day 5 - Madeira

You’ll call next at Portuguese Madeira, lying within an Atlantic archipelago to the west of Morocco, embraced by the warm arms of the Gulf Stream. Its climate means that its home to exquisite exotic plants that you can see at Monte Palace Tropical Gardens and fascinating wildlife, including whales and dolphins. Tonight’s exclusive entertainment is a DJ set from Bruno Brookes, a prominent 80s DJ who featured on both Radio 1 and as a host of Top of the Pops.

Entertainment Programme:

  • Bruno Brookes
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Day 6 - Tenerife

The largest of the Canary Islands, Tenerife is towered over by a dormant volcano, Mount Teide, and its beaches range from golden yellow to black sand as a result of its unique geology. With year-round sunshine, spectacular scenery, rich colonial architecture and abundant marine life, Tenerife has plenty of attractions for visitors. Tonight’s exclusive entertainment is a DJ set from Bruno Brookes, a prominent 80s DJ who featured on both Radio 1 and as a host of Top of the Pops.

Entertainment Programme:

  • Bruno Brookes
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Day 7 - Gran Canaria

130 miles from the African coast, this ‘mini continent in an island’ is a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve due to its diverse terrain and natural habitats including its green and leafy north, a dramatic mountainous interior and a rugged coastline interspersed by miles of sandy dunes. As well as beautiful beaches, year-round sunshine and stunning natural landscapes, Gran Canaria is a melting pot of flavours and cultures due to its unique location. Tonight, it’s ladies night as three of the 80s most iconic female singers, T’Pau, Toyah and Altered Images take to the stage to entertain you under the stars in Valiant Lady’s Aquatic Club.

Entertainment Programme:

  • Toyah
  • T'Pau
  • Altered Images
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Day 8 - At Sea

With a dedicated entertainment programme inspired by fringe festivals across the globe, Valiant Lady boasts an array of on-board talent that will leave you feeling exhilarated. Breaking the boundaries between audience and performer, the bespoke shows on board allow you to feel inspired, and truly part of the action. Entertainment takes on a different meaning on board Valiant Lady, where you can even put on your own performance in the exclusive Japanese-style Karaoke rooms. Tonight, enjoy another opportunity to see T’Pau, Toyah and Altered Images exclusively perform for Imagine Cruising guests.

Entertainment Programme:

  • Toyah
  • T'Pau
  • Altered Images
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Day 9 - Lisbon

Cobbled alleyways, domed cathedrals and intimate streets define Lisbon, Europe’s second-oldest capital after Athens. Found in a natural harbour, the city has attracted various different civilisations who have left a lasting mark, with its architecture and culture recalling Phoenicians, Celts, Romans, Visigoths and Moors. Following a day of exploration, head back to the ship to get ready for an evening of ultimate 80s entertainment from headliner Tony Hadley.

Entertainment Programme:

  • Tony Hadley
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Day 10 - Lisbon

Following a night in port on board the ship, you’ll have another opportunity to explore Lisbon today (providing you didn’t party too hard with Tony last night!) Nothing encapsulates the romantic, fairy-tale feel of Lisbon than the Belem Tower. Built in 1515 as a stunning fortress, it is a UNESCO World Heritage monument holding intricate arched windows, gothic cloisters, Venetian-style loggias and six pale turrets that look out towards the sparkling Tagus estuary. Tonight, there’s another chance to watch the legend Tony Hadley perform exclusively for Imagine Cruising guests.

Entertainment Programme:

  • Tony Hadley
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Day 11 - At Sea

Finish your holiday in ultimate relaxation with a day in the spectacular Redemption Spa. From speciality hi-tech facials, romantic couples treatments and deep tissue massages, Valiant Lady’s state of the art spa is the perfect relaxing oasis. Simply luxuriate in the mudroom, enjoy the marble surroundings of the hammam with a spectacular view out to sea or absorb the natural minerals in the Himalayan Salt room.

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Day 12 - Disembark Valiant Lady in Portsmouth

Today you’ll disembark Valiant Lady back in Portsmouth, your 80s extravaganza complete.

The Valiant Lady Experience

With the sheer scale of a cruise ship, and the style of a superyacht, Valiant Lady offers her discerning passengers the ultimate gift of choice

Inspired by luxury superyachts, the ship was built with a boutique approach in mind. With over 20 unique eateries, barista style coffee, juice stations and a range of stylishly characterful cabins and suites, the ship and its crew carry a strong sustainability ethos at their core. Virgin Voyages cruises are designed for both the avid cruiser looking for something new and exciting, or those new to cruising, looking for an ethical and immersive cruise holiday like no other.

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Dining and Drinks

Each ship is home to more than 20 restaurants and boasts menus crafted by Michelin-starred chefs, with the culinary fare ranging from upscale Mexican at Pink Agave to steak and seafood at The Wake.

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Cabins & Suites

Instead of fixed beds, Virgin Voyages have developed transformational cabin beds, an innovative first for cruising. Cabins also include sensory lighting, flat-screen HD TV, minibar, vanity areas and rain showers.

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Entertainment & Activities

Spend your evenings watching shows produced by acclaimed theatre New York pioneer, Randy Weiner, and dance the night away at The Manor, a two-story, three-bar venue.

Select Your Cabin

Insider Twin Occupancy from £1,099pp
Single Occupancy from £2,099

Jaunty Insider cabins offer a sleek and cocoon-like sanctuary that are ideal for couples. Insider’s offer Roomy Rainshowers, mood lighting so you can create an ambiance to suit your mood and with ample space for lounging and relaxing.

  • Sleep up to three

  • Clever cabin technology

  • Flexible wardrobe for luggage

  • Glam vanity area 

  • Large flatscreen TV

  • In-room safe

  • Plugs/USBs in all the right places

  • Mood Lighting

  • Roomy Rainshower

  • Seabed

  • Hairdryer

Sea View Twin Occupancy from £1,299pp
Single Occupancy from £2,489

Large porthole windows allow light to fill these spacious cabins. With stylish configurable Seabeds mean you can adjust your room to suit your needs. You can also set the tone, with clever mood lighting to create a relaxing ambiance.

  • Sleep up to three

  • Clever cabin technology

  • Flexible wardrobe for luggage

  • Glam vanity area 

  • Large flatscreen TV

  • In-room safe

  • Plugs/USBs in all the right places

  • Mood Lighting

  • Roomy Rainshower

  • Seabed

  • Hairdryer

Balcony (Sea Terrace) Twin Occupancy from £1,399pp
Single Occupancy from £2,699

Whether you’re getting ready inside at the glam area, rinsing off in your Roomy Rainshower or relaxing outside on your hand-woven terrace hammock, these spaces are designed to give you sweeping views of the horizon as in-cabin mood lighting intuitively matches the light from the oncoming sunset.

  • Clever cabin technology

  • Flexible wardrobe for luggage

  • Glam area

  • In-room entertainment (43” 4K TV)

  • In-room safe (fits 17” laptop)

  • Mini bar

  • Plugs/USBs in all the right places

  • Mood Lighting

  • Roomy Rainshower

  • Saddle leather lounge chair

  • Seabed

  • Sleeps up to four

  • Steamer & hairdryer

  • Terrace hammock

  • Sea Terrace

Seriously Suite Twin Occupancy from £2,999pp
Single Occupancy from £5,889

Enjoy endless views from the back of the ship where these fabulous suites are located, whether you’re relaxing at the terrace champagne table or gazing out at the waves from your indoor Peek-a-Boo shower window. These cabins come with exclusive access to Richard’s Rooftop, an exclusive deck where elegance meets exuberance.

  • Suites by world-renowned designer Tom Dixon of the Design Research Studio

  • European King bed

  • Outdoor peek-a-boo shower

  • Terrace swing chair

  • RockStar Services Crew support to accommodate any special requests before and during your voyage

  • Early access to bookable experiences on shore and at sea

  • In-room fully stocked bar (Chargeable)

  • Luggage assistance by our wardrobe team who will unpack and repack all of your things

  • Exclusive access to everything on board - even behind-the-scenes doors

  • Membership to Richard's Rooftop, a private excursion sun deck for RockStar Suites Sailors

  • 416-661 sq ft

BOOK YOUR ROCK AND RETRO:
80s EXTRAVAGANZA SAILCATION TODAY

Covid-19 Policy

We are following the guidelines set forth by the UK government, and at this time, only UK citizens and residents of England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland will be sailing — with Sailors aged 18+ vaccinated against COVID-19. Additional testing and protocols will be confirmed closer to sailing — all in line with the most up-to-date recommendations from the UK government and our Voyage Well plan.

To be fully vaccinated, you may need two shots of some COVID-19 vaccines.

Two shots: If you get a COVID-19 vaccine that requires two shots, you are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after your second shot. Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and Oxford/Astrazeneca COVID-19 vaccines require two shots.

One shot: If you get a COVID-19 vaccine that requires one shot, you are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after your shot. Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine only requires one shot.

If it has been less than two weeks since your shot, or if you still need to get your second shot, you are NOT fully vaccinated and therefore will not be able to sail.

Advanced Cleaning

Adopting the use of advanced cleaning tools like fogging; luggage and delivery to the ship will be fogged down, as well as fogging cabins as needed— in addition to sanitizing each cabin between every sail.

Hygiene Initiatives

Incorporating the latest hygiene initiatives specifically for COVID-19; sanitizing dispensers in every public space, touchless faucets, increased hygiene signage, and leveraging hospital grade EPA registered disinfectants from EcoLab — all while using best practices to sanitize and disinfect.

Partnership with Ecolab

Utilizing our partnership with Ecolab, identifying specific high touch points across cabins, public spaces, restaurants, and recreational areas that will be disinfected on a frequent basis, so that you don’t have to worry before touching a door handle or elevator button when you’re with us.

AtmosAir Solutions

Installing the latest technology from AtmosAir Solutions — an air purification system that disinfects air on board. Leveraging bi-polar Ionization technology, this air purification system has been shown to kill 99.9% of viruses — making us the first in our industry to treat 100% of the air on board with this technology.

Personal Space

Managing personal space by significantly reducing our overall ship capacity for our start-up sailing period - meaning that we can all easily adhere to appropriate social spacing/physical distancing recommendations. Additional measures include limiting large groups at our events through virtual ticketing and keeping empty seats between one another, and leaving tables empty between groups at each eatery.

Dining

We don’t have buffets or large dining rooms; purposely creating smaller eateries to limit large crowds. And there’s no communal food sharing — food is only prepared when it’s ordered and delivered directly to you. When using our delivery food service on board, ShipEats, we have contactless drop-off and pick up.

Digital Experience

Leveraging our already-digital onboard experience to limit contact; The Band (for contactless payment), Service Chat (for assistance digitally) and our Virtual Queues (for getting in lines for onboard experiences without actually getting in physical lines). Frankly, the only lines we like are tan lines.

Masks

For masks, we follow the same guidance as is recommended on land in accordance with the CDC and UK government — so if people are advised to wear masks there, we will do so at sea, as well.

Embark and Disembarkation

Managing the arrival and disembarkation times of Sailors and Crew at the port terminals, so that necessary physical distancing is possible.

Terms & Conditions

Artists performance days may vary. Entry to all DJ performances is not guaranteed. These measures are subject to change in accordance with guidance from public health authorities.