The first of 4 cruise ships which Virgin Voyages ordered to Fincantieri, Scarlet Lady, was floated out on Friday, February 8, at the shipyard in Sestri Ponente (near Genoa).
The delivery is scheduled at the beginning of next year. Currently, next in line is the Interior Fittings.
The official event was attended, among others, by Tom McAlpin, Virgin Voyages President & CEO. Fincantieri was represented by Senior Executive Vice President Merchant Ships Business Unit, Luigi Matarazzo, and director of the shipyard, Paolo Capobianco.
Giuliana Rindone, an employee of Fincantieri’s shipyard in Sestri Ponente, served as the Godmother of the ceremony.
Scarlet Lady will weigh around 110,000GT. She will be 278 meters long, 38 wide.
The second ship for Virgin Voyages, currently being build in the same yard, is scheduled for delivery in 2021, while the 3rd and the 4th new units will set sail respectively in 2022 and 2023.
All Virgin Voyages ships feature more than 1,400 passenger cabins designed to host over 2,770 guests, accompanied by 1,160 crew onboard.