Section of the 4th Virgin Voyages' ship floated at the Fincantieri shipyard (Castellammare di Stabia, Italy)

   February 25, 2022 ,   Cruise Industry

A section of Virgin Voyages' 4th newbuild (Brilliant Lady) was floated at the Fincantieri shipyard (Castellammare di Stabia, Italy).

An official ceremony was held at the Castellammare Thursday morning, February 24, with breaking a bottle of Champagne against the block, now sailing to Genoa (Milan, Italy) for final assembly.

In 2018 Fincantieri announced it had signed a EUR 700M agreement with Virgin Voyages for the construction of a 4th newbuild, which would be delivered at the end of 2023.

The 4th Virgin Voyages' ship will be ~110,000 GT, 278 m long, 38 m wide, with 1400+ passenger cabins designed to host 2770+ tourists, served by 1100 crew. The new vessel will be a sistership of the Virgin's boats Scarlet Lady, Resilient Lady, and Valiant Lady.

Valiant Lady cruise ship

The fleet of Virgin Voyages includes innovative design and craftsmanship. Highlights feature innovative design solutions to address energy recovery and the reduction of the environmental impact. The ships are equipped with an energy production system of ~1 MW, which uses the waste heat of the diesel engine. The result is a system that distinguishes Virgin ships as they aim to create one of the cleanest fleets.