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Virgin Voyages Floats Out Second Cruise Ship

Virgin Voyages floated out the second ship in its fleet yesterday, Valiant Lady. The 2,750-passenger ship is set to launch in May 2021 and will be based in Barcelona, offering seven-night Med cruises including an overnight in Ibiza. Other ports of call will include Monte Carlo, Olbia, Cagliari and Gibraltar. (cruisecritic.co.uk)

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Shipyards Gradually Return to Work Building Cruise Ships

VARD Shipyard, NorwayTwo of the biggest shipyards in Europe forced to shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic are taking their first steps to reopen. Fincantieri, which operates several shipyards in Italy, was forced to stop all work during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in that country. The shutdown resulted in the delay of the delivery of Enchanted Princess, which was due to enter service this June. (cruisecritic.co.uk)

“Scarlet Lady”, the first of four ships for Virgin Voyages was delivered today at the Fincantieri’s shipyard in Genoa Sestri Ponente

Scarlet Lady | Fincantieri for Virgin Voyages | The colour of passion

“Scarlet Lady”, the first of four ships which Virgin Voyages (new cruise operator and a brand part of Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group), ordered to Fincantieri, was presented today at the shipyard in Genoa Sestri Ponente. (more…)

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Windstar Cancels 20 Cruises After Asbestos Discovered During Refurbishment

Windstar Cruises' Star Breeze is cut in two, with the new section inserted, at Fincantieri's Shipyard in Palermo (October 2019: courtesy Fincantieri)Windstar Cruises is canceling 20 sailings on Star Breeze, Star Pride and Star Legend due to construction delays that follow the discovery of asbestos during the ships’ renovation. Removal of the material will delay Star Breeze’s completion from February 14 to May 4, 2020, when it will begin sailing in Latin America and the West Coast. (cruisecritic.co.uk)

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Virgin Voyages’ First Ship, The Scarlet Lady Successfully Completes Sea Trials

First Look at Virgin Voyages’ Scarlet Lady (Credit: Cruise Critic)

Marking a major milestone ahead of its Maiden Voyage on April 1st 2020, Virgin Voyages’ first ship, the Scarlet Lady has successfully completed Sea Trials. The ship embarked on its first round of Sea Trials, sailing from Genoa to Marseille from November 15 to 18, and then back from Marseille to Genoa from November 27 to November 30. (more…)

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Fincantieri And Ponant Sign An Moa For The Construction Of 2 New-generation Cruise Ships for Paul Gauguin Cruises

Currently PG Cruises operates the Paul GauguinFincantieri has signed a memorandum of agreement (MoA), worth about 300 million euro, for the construction and design of 2 new-generation luxury expedition cruise vessels for the French cruise company PONANT, a subsidiary of Artemis Group (holding company of the Pinault family). The MoA also envisages an option for one further sistership. (more…)

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