Virgin Voyages has revealed the name of their very first cruise ship while she is still under construction at the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy. The name of the ship is Scarlet Lady!
Scarlet Lady is First Virgin Cruise Ship
It’s not we expected but we like it. Virgin Voyages revealed the name today and it’s named after the Virgin mermaid livery which will be featured on the ship hull. Scarlet Lady will show leadership and is set to represent a woman of power.
The ship name will be featured on the bow near the mermaid artwork and this will happen later in the construction phase when much of the external part is completed.
The Scarlet Lady mermaid who is designed by artist Toby Tinsley has also been seen in other forms across Virgin brands including Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Australia Aircrafts and Virgin Galactic
Busy Times for Virgin Cruises
The cruise line also has some major construction milestones coming up and one of them is flooding the dockyard in preparation for a large block joining the rest of the ship. Virgin has stated that it will be a tricky and long process. Even after that, there will be the Scarlet Lady floating out on the water as a whole cruise ship for the first time and the fitting out phase.
The cruise line actually released a new set of construction photos from the shipyard last week, take a look here.
And there’s more! Virgin Voyages will be celebrating the first steel cutting of their second ship which will enter service in 2021.
Scarlet Lady Arriving in 2020
Once completed at the Genoa shipyard by Fincantieri Scarlet Lady will enter service in 2020. She will be 110,000 gross tons and have a guest capacity of 2,700. the ship will be based out of PortMiami and sail 7-day Caribbean cruises. She will also be an adults-only ship. You can discover more about Scarlet Lady here and also take a sneak peek of the first renderings.