Virgin: Valiant Lady delivery and Resilient Lady launch
A double milestone was reached for Virgin Voyages at the Sestri Ponente shipyard where the delivery of the Valiant Lady and the launch of the Resilient Lady were held, the second and third of the four total cruise ships commissioned from Fincantieri by Virgin Voyages.
The Valiant Lady and the Resilient Lady, like their twin ship the Scarlet Lady which was delivered last year, have a gross tonnage of approximately 110,000 tons, a length of 278 meters and a width of 38 meters. The units of the class are all equipped with over 1,400 cabins capable of accommodating more than 2,770 passengers on board, assisted by a crew of 1,160 people to be able to guarantee Virgin’s distinctive cruise style.
The quality of life on board is guaranteed by the “comfort class” certification ensuring minimum levels of perceived noise and vibration and by an extensive use of home automation, thanks to which guests are able to manage a wide range of cabin functions, including air conditioning, lighting, opening and closing of curtains, music and television, through an app to be installed on a smartphone.
These ships are characterized by their original design and the particular attention paid to energy recovery thanks to the use of alternative and cutting-edge sector technologies that are capable of reducing the overall environmental impact. In fact, they are equipped with approximately 1 MW electricity production system that uses waste heat from the diesel engines.
In addition to a scrubber system for the disposal of sulfur oxides, a catalytic converter capable of reducing nitrogen oxides is also installed onboard. The units are fully fitted with LED lights to reduce energy consumption, while the hydrodynamic design of the hull ensures excellent performance and consequently fuel savings.
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