Meant to be an emblem and guardian of the ship, Herrera’s mermaid is a strong and powerful figure with a resolute stance reminiscent of Rosie the Riveter.
Inspired by the ‘Vargas Girls’ painted on the aircraft of American World War II planes, Virgin Voyages’ mermaids are a symbol of individuality and rebellion. Boldly emblazoned on the hull of the line’s Lady Ships, the mermaids are empowering representations of the brand and its commitment to diversity. Sister vessel Valiant Lady has a black mermaid.
Accomplished artist with feminist themes
Herrera is an accomplished artist who’s exhibited abroad and across the US in New York City, Los Angeles, Miami, Santa Fe and Denver, among other places. One of her works is a permanent piece in the Art Archives of America of the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, DC.
Herrera’s work and heritage are embedded in New Mexico and informed by her Latina, Jicarilla Apache and Comanche ancestry. Her photorealistic oil paintings and murals highlight feminist issues, portraying remarkable people who have persevered throughout their lives.
August debut in Athens
Starting in August, Resilient Lady will sail from Piraeus on seven- and nine-night voyages to ports including Santorini, Rhodes, Mykonos, Catania, Palma de Mallorca and Lisbon, to name a few.
The ship will reposition to the Caribbean for sailings from San Juan, Puerto Rico, next winter.