Virgin's four cruise ships are all designed exclusively for adults (Image: Virgin Voyages)
Virgin Voyages has ordered a fourth cruise ship from Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri.
The €700 million newbuild will be 278 metres long, 38 metres wide, around 110,000gt and able to accommodate more than 2,770 guests and 1,100 crew members. The vessel, which is scheduled for delivery at the end of 2023, will also be equipped with advanced technologies to reduce her impact on the environment.
Virgin’s fourth ship will has been designed as a sister to its first three adults-only cruise ships, which are also on order at Fincantieri and will enter service in 2020, 2021 and 2022. Fincantieri has already started building the first vessel, Scarlet Lady, and revealed some of the venues guests can expect to enjoy onboard.
“The Virgin Voyages fleet will stand out for original design and craftsmanship,” said Fincantieri in a press release. “Highlights include highly innovative design solutions, specifically to address energy recovery and the reduction of the overall environmental impact.”
Read more about how Virgin Voyages is transforming the concept of cruising in our exclusive interview with CEO Tom McAlpin in our Spring/Summer 2018 issue of International Cruise & Ferry Review.
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