Virgin Voyages and the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy have finalised the contract for the construction of three new-built cruise ships, worth approximately €2 Billion.
Each of the three cruise ships will be 110,000 gross tonnes, have an overall length of 278 metres and a beam of 38 meters. The ships will feature over 1,400 cabins and accommodate more than 2,800 passengers, accompanied by 1,100 crew members.
The new cruise ships are expected to stand out for their original design and will include highly innovative ideas and design solutions, including energy recovery systems to reduce the impact on the environment.
Construction of the first ship is expected to commence in early 2017 and it will launch in 2020 and is to be based in Miami. The two other ships will launch in 2021 and 2022.