Brilliant Lady follows Resilient Lady, which is scheduled to enter service on Greece and Adriatic cruises starting Aug. 14.

Duality of meaning

Virgin Voyages said the name Brilliance — which means both radiance and exceptional talent and intelligence — was chosen for the duality of its meaning. On every sailing, the line aims to have sailors (passengers) leave with a glowing review, and Virgin also hopes to highlight the ‘powerful intelligence of women across the globe.

‘Brilliant Lady represents the smart, thoughtful, boundary-pushing minds of women around the world — unafraid of owning their intelligence, aware of their importance and confidently in touch with their own sense of self worth,’ as the line put it.