Virgin Voyages has again released a stunning rendering video of Scarlet Lady, the first Virgin cruise ship which will arrive in 2020.
While interior images were released by Richard Branson’s brainchild Virgin Voyages only a few months ago, the brand new video shows the outer decks and features that will be on them.
During christening ceremony at Fincantieri’s Sestri Ponente shipyard, founder Sir Richard Branson and Virgin Voyages president and CEO Tom McAlpin announced the company will eliminate single-use plastics and focus on opportunities for women in jobs that historically have been dominated by men.
The Scarlet Lady will hold 2,700 passengers – or sailors as they are called on Virgin Voyages – and 1,150 crew members. There is no upper age limit, but the ship’s features speak to a younger crowd: a state-of-the-art nightclub, boxing ring, running track and an oversized gaming area.
Virgin Voyages currently has three ships on order with Fincantieri. Each of the ships will be 912 feet long and 125 feet wide. The fleet will be known as the ‘Lady Ships’. All first three ships will be adult-only. Virgin Voyages has stated there may be plans for family-friendly ships in the future. 86 percent of all cabins come with a sea terrace and 93 per cent with an ocean view. The exterior will feature a silver-grey hull and smoked glass. The vessels will convert heat from their engines into electricity, reducing carbon dioxide. Scarlet Lady will arrive at PortMiami in 2020 for her inaugural sailing season, where she will sail to the Caribbean with her first itineraries set to go on sale towards the end of 2018.
According to CruiseHive.