Belfast's Harland & Wolff shipyard wins P&O Cruises and Virgin Voyages work

   September 18, 2021 ,   Cruise Industry

Harland & Wolff shipyard team provided its first-ever major general maintenance support to Virgin Voyages' ship Scarlet Lady.

The team provided the support efficiently and without drydocking/having to take the vessel out of operation. This was a significant step towards providing high-value-added services to customers whilst ensuring ships remain in operation, thus saving the company's money via avoiding dry dockings and the need to take ships out of service.

Scarlet Lady cruise ship

Harland & Wolff (Belfast, Northern Ireland) is bolstering its reputation as a large ship-repair facility that is open for business.

Now servicing P&O Cruises UK's ship Azura - the largest cruise vessel to have entered the Belfast shipyard, and at the quayside of Repair Dock, Harland & Wolff is also set to welcome the crude oil tanker Dorset Spirit (IMO 9780782, Canada-flagged) measuring 279+ meters in length. Sailing from Canada into the building-dock for repairs, this is the first time since the acquisition of the assets back in 2019 that a ship of this size will enter the Harland & Wolff Building Dock.