Virgin Voyages’ new 110,000 gross tons cruise ship, Scarlet Lady, has touched the water for the first time at Fincantieri’s Genoa Sestri Ponente shipyard.
Following the float out ceremony on February 8, Scarlet Lady is now scheduled to undergo interior fittings, according to the shipbuilder.
Featuring over 1,400 guest cabins, the cruise ship can host more than 2,700 passengers, accompanied by 1,150 crew members on board.
The cruise ship is the first of three units ordered under a EUR 2 billion construction deal signed between Virgin Voyages, a part of Virgin Group, and Fincantieri in December 2016. The company signed a EUR 700 million deal for the construction of the fourth unit in October 2018.
Set to sail from Virgin Voyages’ new terminal in PortMiami, Scarlet Lady would be delivered in 2020, while the remaining three units are scheduled to be handed over to their owner in 2021, 2022 and 2023, respectively.
World Maritime News Staff; Image Courtesy: Fincantieri