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FINCANTIERI DELIVERS FRST OF FOUR VIRGIN CRUISE SHIPS

Friday, February 14, 2020 

'Scarlet Lady', the first of four ships for new cruise operator Virgin Voyages has been handed over by Fincantieri at its Genoa Sestri Ponente shipyard.

The 110,000gt Scarlet Lady is 278m long and 38m wide. Virgin Voyages' second ship, Valiant Lady, currently under construction in the same yard, will be delivered in 2021, while the third and the fourth units, still unnamed, will set sail respectively in 2022 and 2023. They will all feature over 1,400 guest cabins designed to host more than 2,770 passengers, accompanied by 1,160 crew members. The quality of life on board is guaranteed by the 'comfort class' certification, testifying to minimum levels of noise and vibration, as well as by an extensive use of automation.

In the development of Scarlet Lady particular attention was paid to energy recovery, using alternative technologies to reduce the ship's overall environmental impact. The ship is equipped with a waste heat recovery system producing about 1MW of energy, as well as a scrubber system for the waste management of sulphur dioxides, and a catalytic converter, to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions. Scarlet Lady is equipped with led lighting throughout to reduce energy consumption, while the hydrodynamic design of the hull provides high performance with consequent fuel saving.

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