Virgin Voyages’ Scarlet Lady has successfully completed sea trials ahead of her maiden voyage on 1 April 2020.

Scarlet Lady Sea Trials

The cruise 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.

Sir Richard Branson boarded Scarlet Lady in Marseille, touring the ship with his wife and children as long with Virgin Voyages’ CEO Tom McAlpin, Chief Commercial Officer Nirmal Saverimuttu, SVP of DesignDee Cooper and CEO of Virgin Atlantic, Shai Weiss. Branson ceremoniously painted the outline of the Virgin flag on the hull of the ship where the Virgin Voyages logo will appear. 

Following the sea trials, Virgin Voyages can confirm the Scarlet Lady is smooth, stable and quiet, gliding through the water in various weather conditions for a thoroughly enjoyable sailing experience.

Tom McAlpin, Virgin Voyages CEO said:

We’re thrilled to have completed such a significant milestone with our Sea Trials and have our amazing crew to thank for their passion and tenacity in this achievement. We’re one step closer to getting our Sailors on the Scarlet Lady and are grateful for all that have chosen to join us on this adventure. 

Scarlet Lady will set sail on her inaugural maiden voyage on 1 April 2020 with her first celebratory sailing packed full of celebrity-guest appearances, special events, exclusive surprises and an overall enhanced Virgin Voyages

Valiant Lady 

Last month Virgin Voyages announced their second ship, Valiant Lady to debut in May 2021.

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