The delivery of Virgin Voyages' Valiant Lady took place on Thursday, July 1, and the line's Resilient Lady was floated out on Friday, July 2, at Fincantieri’s Sestri Ponente Shipyard (Genoa Italy). These are the 2nd and 3rd of all four ships for the new cruise company.
Valiant Lady, Resilient Lady, and their sistership Scarlet Lady (delivered in 2020) weigh each ~110,000 GT, have length 278 m and width 38 m. The three vessels feature 1400+ staterooms (for 2770+ passengers) served by 1160 crew-staff. The onboard life quality is guaranteed by the “comfort class” certification that is testifying minimum levels of vibration and noise, as well as by extensive use of home automation. By installing an app on their smartphones, passengers are able to manage a range of cabin functions, such as air conditioning, LED lighting, opening/closing of blinds, music, television).
This class of cruise ships stands out for the design and the particular attention paid to energy recovery, featuring cutting-edge alternative technologies reducing the ship’s environmental impact. For example, the vessels are equipped with an energy production system of ~1 MW, which uses the waste heat of the diesel engine. In addition to a scrubber system for the waste management of sulfur dioxides, these units are fitted with a catalytic converter, reducing nitrogen oxides. They are entirely equipped with led lights in order to reduce energy consumption, while the hull's hydrodynamic design provides excellent performance with consequent fuel savings.