Scarlet Lady accidents and incidents
CruiseMapper's Scarlet Lady cruise ship accidents, incidents and law news reports relate to a 2860-passenger vessel owned by Virgin Voyages. Our Scarlet Lady accidents page contains reports made by using official data from renown online news media sources, US Coast Guard and Wikipedia.
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|12 March 2020||Other Incidents|
Due to Coronavirus concerns, on March 12, 2020, Virgin announced that postpones the brand's inauguration (Scarlet Lady's Showcase Tour / media event in PortMiami) for July 15th (ex 4-day "Richard's Birthday Bash"), with the inaugural cruise departing on August 7th from Miami. The ship's originally planned maiden voyage was on March 29th (3-day "Sneak-A-Peek Cruise").
All the scheduled between March 26-August 7 voyages (a total of 29 departures) were cancelled. All affected bookings were provided with the options to cancel with a 125% refund (full monetary refund plus 25% in future cruise credit or rebook with 200% refund (future voyage credit).
Next list shows the duration, departure dates, itinerary themes and USD prices (per person, double-occupancy lowest cabin rates) of the cancelled Scarlet Lady voyages, all roundtrips from Miami Florida.
|02 March 2020||Other Incidents|
In early-March 2020, Virgin Voyages planned to showcase the new cruise brand in NYC (New York USA) by docking for several days there company's first vessel Scarlet Lady. However, due to Coronavirus concerns, the cruise ship's docking in NYC was cancelled. The planned visit was to present the new ship to travel agents and major media.
The ship was on a Transatlantic crossing from Liverpool UK and carrying ~850 passengers. Instead to NYC, it headed directly towards PortMiami (Florida USA). Virgin's CEO Tom McAlpin commented on March 2nd that "In the light of growing media focus on global health concerns, we do not feel that it is the right time to showcase our brand in New York. As a result, we have postponed our media and showcase events in New York City."
The new liner arrived in PortMiami on March 7th, bypassing NYC and visiting only Dover, before the Atlantic crossing to the USA.
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