The start-up cruise line Virgin Voyages has announced the name of its first ever cruise ship as Scarlet Lady. The revolutionary new ship is currently under construction at the Fincantieri shipyard in Genoa, Italy.
The announcement was made during an event at the shipyard which Sir Richard Branson and the President & CEO of Virgin Voyages, Tom McAlpin attended, who were welcomed by Giuseppe Bono, Chairman and CEO of Fincantieri.
The name of the first Virgin Voyages ship was inspired by the name of the first aircrafts to fly for the sister company Virgin Atlantic.
On the same day as the revealing of the name of the first Virgin Voyages ship, the shipyard also started the steel cutting for the cruise line’s second ship.
The two ships will be around 110,000 gross tonnes and measure 278 metres long by 38 metres wide with a capacity of 2,700-sailors (passengers) with 1,150 crew. Scarlet Lady is due to debut in 2020, with the second ship due for delivery in 2021. And third sister ship is also planned to be built, with an expected delivery scheduled for 2022.