Virgin Voyages unveils Scarlet Lady health plan

New cruise line Virgin Voyages has unveiled its health plan for debut ship Scarlet Lady. The launch of the ship has been pushed back to October amid the coronavirus crisis, and it will now debut with a reduced capacity to allow for social distancing as well as “virus-neutralizing air filters”, virtual queues, thermal monitoring camerasContinue reading “Virgin Voyages unveils Scarlet Lady health plan”

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How Is COVID-19 Affecting New Cruise Ship Launches?

Due to complications related to the COVID-19 pandemic, new ship production has been delayed. Credit: 2020 Quark Expeditions This month was supposed to see the launch and naming of Princess Cruises’ newest Enchanted Princess, but the vessel and many others have been delayed due to the ramifications of the current COVID-19 pandemic. As shipyards aroundContinue reading “How Is COVID-19 Affecting New Cruise Ship Launches?”

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Enter Scarlet Lady: starting from a ‘blank page’

Fincantieri explains how it worked with Virgin Voyages to create a unique cruise ship Fincantieri relished the challenge of working with Virgin Voyages and building its first groundbreaking cruise ship. Fincantieri technical director Giuseppe Torrente tells Passenger Ship Technology, “The most exciting challenge has been to work with a new shipowner approaching the cruise market for the first time with a lot of new ideas and proposals. We started fromContinue reading “Enter Scarlet Lady: starting from a ‘blank page’”

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