Virgin Voyages has celebrated a huge construction milestone with the float out of Scarlet Lady at the shipyard in Italy. This is the first time the new ship has touched the water.
Scarlet Lady Floats Out
Virgin Voyages has hit a major construction milestone at the Fincantieri shipyard in Genoa, Italy. Scarlet Lady has floated out on to the water for the very first time.
When a cruise ship is floated out it usually means the majority of all the large exterior work is complete. All the blocks are together and the ship is now one with the water. Work will also continue inside to get the ship ready for the fitting out phase.
It’s float time, Sailors ?? Follow along tomorrow as Scarlet sashays across the water for the first time ??♀️ pic.twitter.com/NSaHSz5N2B
— Virgin Voyages ⚓️ (@VirginVoyages) February 8, 2019
Even though Scarlet Lady has now been floated out there are still some further milestones to come including the commencing out of the fitting out phase, sea trials and then finally the new ship being delivered to the cruise line in 2020.
Scarlet meet water. Water meet Scarlet. ??? pic.twitter.com/HOE03hnQxU
— Virgin Voyages ⚓️ (@VirginVoyages) February 9, 2019
We already know many things about the adult only ship which we’ve covered extensively on Cruise Hive. There will be complimentary dining and not your traditional dining room experience, RockStar suites, the first Tattoo Studio at sea and a ton more.
The most recent reveal from the cruise line were the cabins. They will feature the first SeaBeds at sea which can be changed into an expanded space for seating. You can read all the cabin details here.
When the ship is completed it will begin cruises from Miami, Florida which will range from four to five-night itineraries including calls at Havana, Costa Maya, and Puerta Plata. Virgin will be revealing further ports of call soon. Bookings for everyone are set to open on February 14.
Scarlet Lady will be 110,000 gross tons with a guest capacity of 2,700 along with 1,160 crew members. Three more same class vessels are on order arriving in 2021, 2022 and 2023.