- the first voyage of a ship after its acceptance by the owners from the builders.
Origin of maiden voyage
- nautical the first voyage of a vessel
Idioms and Phrases with maiden voyage
The first experience, as in This tennis tournament is my maiden voyage in statewide competition. This term, originally meaning the first voyage of a ship, was first recorded in 1901, but the use of maiden to signify “the first time” dates from the mid-1500s.