Welcoming Virgin Voyages to Sydney with Richard Branson

7 december 2023

The BridgeClimb Team had an absolute blast welcoming back Sir Richard Branson to the arches, this time with the Virgin Voyages crew to witness the arrival of the Resilient Lady into Sydney Harbour, ahead of her inaugural Aussie summer cruise season.

Richard Branson Virgin Voyages

The iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge provided a breath-taking backdrop as Resilient Lady sailed into the harbour, to dock at the Overseas Passenger Terminal in Circular Quay, with Richard Branson choosing the Summit of the Bridge as his iconic platform to welcome her in. 

From her homeport of Station Pier in Melbourne, Resilient Lady will journey between the shores of eastern Australia and the natural beauty of New Zealand’s North and South Islands. With Virgin Voyages' fleet being uniquely adults only, cruise passengers on board the brand new Resilient Lady can experience the natural wonders of Australia and New Zealand, while being able to disconnect from routine and immerse in luxury dining and decadent nightlife experiences.

Our team lent their expertise to create an unforgettable experience for Sir Richard Branson and his guests, and provide a spectacular setting for this special maritime celebration. With the NSW Cruising industry recording "a total economic impact from cruising worth $2.5 billion in 2022-23" according to the Port Authority of NSW, this highlights the importance of the cruise sector for local tourism, and a key market of focus for BridgeClimb heading in to peak season.

Cruise ship passengers can also now embark on a journey to the Summit of the Sydney Harbour Bridge with BridgeClimb's amazing Cruise Ship Offer. The grandeur of the Bridge is a highlight for passengers entering or departing Sydney Harbour and is the gateway to an unforgettable adventure. Whether commencing or concluding your cruise in Sydney, continue the adventure at BridgeClimb, only a short walk or drive away from the Overseas Passenger Terminal or White Bay Cruise Terminal.