On Monday, July 6, Virgin Voyages' ship Scarlet Lady arrived at Port Genoa Italy, where she will spend the next 20 days at Fincantieri shipyard for routine maintenance. Some of the remaining crew members will be repatriated.
Virgin Voyages previously announced that Scarlet Lady had left her homeport Miami Florida for a trip across the Atlantic to send more crew back home before setting sail again this fall.
All of the about 270 crew waiting to be repatriated have been tested for Coronavirus and the ship is officially COVID-19 free. However, despite the test results, the CDC did not change the status of the ship and Virgin Voyages was unable to get the crew members on commercial flights to be repatriated from the United States.
Scarlet Lady's relaunch is planned for October 16 and she should go back to Miami Florida at the end of August.