Brilliant Lady accidents and incidents

Brilliant Lady cruise ship


Length (LOA)
278 m / 912 ft

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  • 2023 - delayed launch/delivery (3x canceled cruises)

07 September 2023Structural and Technical Issues

On September 7, 2023, Virgin Voyages announced the delayed launch of Brilliant Lady, which resulted in the cancellation of three voyages. The cancellations also affected the Maiden Voyage (Dec 24, 2023) which was postponed to January 13, 2024.

Addressing the issue, the cruise company stated "Despite careful planning, Virgin Voyages is facing unexpected construction, supply chain and staffing challenges that have delayed the introduction into service of its new ship, Brilliant Lady. Virgin Voyages is evaluating new possible launch dates when it is able to deliver the standard the brand’s sailors [passengers] have come to expect”.

Next are listed the three canceled itineraries.

(2023 Dec 24) 5-day Christmas Cruise (relocation from Miami to San Juan), from US$2330 pp)

Date / TimePort
24 Dec 18:00Departing from Miami, Florida
26 Dec 10:00 - 19:00Puerto Plata, Dominicana
28 Dec 08:00 - 18:00Frederiksted, St Croix Island USVI
29 Dec 06:30Arriving in San Juan, Puerto Rico

(2023 Dec 30) 7-day New Year Cruise ("Brilliant Lady San Juan MerMaiden"), from US$3850 pp

Date / TimePort
30 Dec 20:30Departing from San Juan, Puerto Rico
31 Dec 08:00 - 17:00Road Town, Tortola Island BVI
01 Jan 10:00 - 18:00Pointe-a-Pitre, Grande-Terre Island Guadeloupe
02 Jan 09:00 - 18:00Bridgetown, Barbados
03 Jan 08:00 - 19:00Castries, St Lucia Island
04 Jan 08:00 - 22:00St Johns, Antigua
06 Jan 06:30Arriving in San Juan, Puerto Rico

(2024 Jan 6) 7-day "Sunsets in the Lesser Antilles" (from US$2520 pp)

Date / TimePort
06 Jan 20:30Departing from San Juan, Puerto Rico
08 Jan 09:00 - 23:59Oranjestad, Aruba
09 Jan 09:00 - 19:00Willemstad, Curacao
11 Jan 09:00 - 19:00Fort-de-France, Martinique
12 Jan 08:00 - 17:00Port Zante-Basseterre St Kitts
13 Jan 06:30Arriving in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Shane Riley (Virgin Voyages' VP of UK and International Sales) expressed regret for the delay and reassured customers that they would enjoy the upcoming itineraries.

As compensation, all affected bookings were fully refunded (paid back to the original form of payment). With rebooking, customers received the same cabin category and US$300 discount (off the cruise fare) plus US$1000 in OBC/onboard credit per stateroom.

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