MV Scarlet Lady
ex Fincantieri Sestri 6287
Scarlet Lady © Virgin Voyages
Steel hulled twin ‘azipod’ motor vessel built in 2020 by Fincantieri S.p.A. (Sestri Ponente, Italy) (Yard No 6287) as a Passenger Vessel – Cruise Ship
- Original Cost: EUR 600 million (USD 710 million)
- Length: 277.2 m (overall) m (between perpendiculars)
- Breadth: 38 m
- Depth: m
- Draught: 8.05 m
- Tonnage: 110000 gross/ net/t deadweight
- Propulsion: 2 × 16,000 kW (21,000 hp) ABB Azipod units
- Power Plant: 2 × Wärtsilä 8L46F Diesel generators producing 9,600 kW (12,900 hp) each and 2 × Wärtsilä 12V46F Diesel generators producing 14,400 kW (19,300 hp) each
- Total Installed Power: 48,000 kW (64,000 hp)
- Speed: 20 knots (Service) 22 knots (Max)
- Decks (Total): 17
- Passenger Decks: 13
- Passenger Cabins: 1408
- Crew Cabins: 813
- Capacity: 2770 passengers
- Crew: 1160
- Call Sign: C6DX2
- IMO Number: 9804801
- MMSI Number: 311000807
- Port of Registry:Italy, Nassau/Bahamas
- Sister Ships: Valiant Lady + 2
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March 2017: Steel cutting.
October 31st 2017: Keel laid.
July 2018: Hook up.
July 20th 2018: Christened.
© Carlo Martinelli (Genoa, 01/11/2018)
© Carlo Martinelli (Genoa, 12/02/2019)
February 8th 2019: Floated out at Trieste and fitting out commenced.
© Carlo Martinelli (Genoa, 24/02/2019)
November 15th – 18th 2019: Sailed from Genoa to Marseille. She was docked to carry out the traditional careening (in order to expose one side of its hull for maintenance and repairs below the water line) of the hull.
November 27th – 30th 2019: Returned to Genoa. The return journey was the first round of sea trials, which were successfully completed. “Since the Fincantieri Palermo basin was occupied, the Italian shipyard opted to use the Marseilles plant”.
© Carlo Martinelli (Genoa, 04/12/2019)
© Carlo Martinelli (Genoa, 03/01/2020)
January 19th 2020: Second phase sea trials.
© Carlo Martinelli (Genoa, 19/01/2020)
2020: Registered Owner; VC Ship One Ltd. Registered Manager; Virgin Voyages.
February 13th 2020: Delivery ceremony at Fincantieri S.p.A. (Sestri Ponente, Italy)
February 14th 2020: Left Genoa for Dover.
“New” © Carlo Martinelli (Genoa, 14/02/2020)
February 22nd 2020: Provisionally scheduled to call at Dover.
March 26th and 29th 2020: Two “Shakedown” cruises.
April 1st 2020: Scheduled inaugural maiden voyage and she is set to sail from Miami to destinations in the Caribbean on four- and five-night itineraries.
All information is believed to be correct and no responsibility is accepted for any errors or omissions. All items included in this article are subject to © copyright. We would like to take this opportunity of thanking: Carlo Martinelli for his assistance in producing this feature.