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  • Malcolm, Essex
    started a topic Virgin's Scarlet Lady Delivered

    Virgin's Scarlet Lady Delivered

    The Scarlet Lady, the first of four ships for Virgin Voyages, was presented today for delivery at Fincantieri's shipyard in Genoa Sestri Ponente.

    The ceremony was attended, among others, by the President and CEO of Virgin Voyages Tom McAlpin, by the Governor of the Liguria Region Giovanni Toti, by the Mayor of Genoa Marco Bucci, welcomed by the Chairman of Fincantieri Giampiero Massolo, and its CEO Giuseppe Bono.

    The new ship is 110,000 tons, 278 meters long and 38 meters wide. A second ship, the Valiant Lady, follows in 2021 while more sister ships come in 2022 and 2023.

    The ships all feature over 1,400 guest cabins designed to host more than 2,770 passengers, accompanied by 1,160 crew members onboard to deliver Virgin service.

    (Cruise Industry News)

    Float out, slide-show: https://youtu.be/IEbIw9lVI0k

  • Bigsis, Waterlooville
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    I can't say that it appeals to me but then I'm probably out of their target demographic market. She doesn't look very stable but then I guess they have don't masses of trials for the type of design.

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  • JohnR, Chippenham
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    Originally posted by Lawnmowerman, Tain View Post

    Plating on the bow section doesn't look as good as I think it could (should) be. What happened to the bulbous bow - is that history? Im sure some of you will know the technicals behind it. I have read on the very small ships (cannot remember which line - their new venture into expeditions) that it minimises slamming into waves. But what benefits does it lose from its omission?

    Bill
    The bow is reminiscent of early warships.

    The whole ship looks as though the chief designer went on leave and "the boy" finished it off. No doubt the design has been subject to intensive hull water tank trials and probably in this day and age aerodynamic superstructure tests to economise on fuel usage.

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  • Lawnmowerman, Tain
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    Originally posted by Issyalex, Glasgow View Post
    I love the front of the ship but not the aft.
    Plating on the bow section doesn't look as good as I think it could (should) be. What happened to the bulbous bow - is that history? Im sure some of you will know the technicals behind it. I have read on the very small ships (cannot remember which line - their new venture into expeditions) that it minimises slamming into waves. But what benefits does it lose from its omission?

    Bill

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  • Issyalex, Glasgow
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    I love the front of the ship but not the aft.

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  • mike, lanarkshire
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    The ship actually looks quite nice. Not too large at 110,000 tons.

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