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Fincantieri will build fourth ship for Virgin Voyages set for 2023 delivery
Fincantieri and Virgin Voyages have signed a contract valued at 700 million euro for the construction of a fourth cruise ship which will be delivered at the end of 2023.
The new vessel will be a sistership of the 3 vessels already on order whose construction is underway at the Sestri Ponente shipyard in Genoa; the first three ships will enter Virgin Voyage’s fleet respectively in 2020, 2021 and 2022.
The fourth vessel will be 110,000 GT, 278 meters long and 38 meters wide, and will feature 1,400 guest cabins designed to host 2,770 passengers, accompanied by 1,100 crew members on board.
To deliver the famed Virgin service, the cruise fleet will stand out for original design and craftsmanship; highlights include highly innovative design solutions, specifically to address energy recovery and the reduction of the overall environmental impact. The ships will be equipped with an energy production system of 1 MW that uses the diesel engine’s waste heat; the result is a system that distinguishes Virgin Voyages as they aim to create one of the cleanest fleets at sea.