Brilliant Lady to offer North American cruises from USA homeports (NYC, Miami, Los Angeles, Seattle)

   June 7, 2024 ,   Cruise Industry

Virgin Voyages' newest shipBrilliant Lady debuts in 2025 with a range of North American itineraries with departures from various homeports in the USA. The voyages are of up to 14 nights, starting from New York City, and later from Los Angeles CA and Seattle WA.

From NYC’s Manhattan Cruise Terminal, Brilliant Lady visits destinations in Bermuda (King's Wharf), the USA and Canada, including Quebec City, Eastport (Moose Island Maine), Boston MA, Halifax NS, Saint John NB.

Between October 2025 and April 2026, the 2770-passenger ship will be homeported in Miami, Florida. During this period, it will conduct 17 Caribbean sailings (ranging from 7 to 12 nights) to ports in the Leeward Antilles (ABC Islands/Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao), BVI, The Bahamas.

Following the homeporting in Miami, Brilliant Lady will reposition to Los Angeles (, offering four voyages to Baja California, Puerto Vallarta, and San Diego. The LA homeporting is scheduled for April and May 2026.

From May to September 2026, Brilliant Lady will be homeported in Seattle for roundtrips to Alaska. These voyages will give passengers the opportunity to witness wildlife such as bald eagles, orcas, seals, bears, and humpback whales.

Additionally, Brilliant Lady’s inaugural season will feature a 16-night Panama Canal crossing. Departing on March 21, 2026, this voyage will include visits to Costa Rica, Antigua, Guatemala, and Mexico (Los Cabos).

From homeport Manhattan Cruise Terminal NYC (September-October 2025) are scheduled 5x departures (5-to 13-night-long itineraries) to Bermuda and Canada/USA New England.

From homeport Miami (October 2025-April 2026) are scheduled 17x departures (7- to 12-night itineraries) starting with the MerMaiden Caribbean Voyage (October 17th).

From homeport Los Angeles (April-May 2026) are scheduled 4x departures (5- to 8-night West Coast USA and Baja California itineraries) starting with the MerMaiden California Voyage (April 7th). The itineraries visit San Diego and Mexican ports.

From homeport Seattle (May-September 2026) are operated roundtrips to Alaskan destinations (to be announced) starting with a MerMaiden Alaska Voyage in May (date tba) and ending in September.

Brilliant Lady's 2025-2026 (October-April) Caribbean program lists islands like Grand Turk/Cockburn TownAntigua/St John'sGrand Cayman, and Jamaica/Ocho Rios (first-time port for Virgin Voyages).