• Cheers to 25 years: Celebrate with Us!
  • Write a Review
  • Boards
  • Log In
  • Find a Cruise
  • Deals
  • Excursions
  • More
You may also like
Dismiss
Live from the Shipyard: First Impressions of Virgin Voyages' Scarlet Lady
Virgin Voyages Takes Delivery of Valiant Lady Cruise Ship, Resilient Lady "Floated Out"
Resilient Lady Float Out

Virgin Voyages Takes Delivery of Valiant Lady Cruise Ship, Resilient Lady "Floated Out"

Virgin Voyages Takes Delivery of Valiant Lady Cruise Ship, Resilient Lady "Floated Out"
Resilient Lady Float Out

July 02, 2021

Adam Coulter
UK Managing Editor
  • Facebook
  • Pinterest
  • Twitter

(9:30 a.m. EDT) -- In a double milestone for Virgin Voyages, the line took delivery of its second ship, Valiant Lady yesterday, and had its third ship, Resilient Lady, floated out today.

Both events took place at the Fincantieri shipyard in Genoa, where all four of the ships are being built. A "float out ceremony" is when the ship's hull first touches water for the first time, and is regarded as a significant milestone -- and just like a ship launch, is marked by a champagne bottle smashing against the side.

The delivery is when the ship is officially handed over by the shipyard to the cruise line, who then become its owners.

Valiant Lady is due to make its debut later this year, offering Mediterranean voyages, while Resilient Lady will make its debut on July 1, 2022.

The float out and delivery come just a few weeks before the first ship in the fleet Scarlet Lady is due to make its very first sailing with passengers on a series of round-U.K. cruises this summer.

Featured Videos

The Most Exciting New Ships In 2021

The Most Exciting New Ships In 2021

Cruise Critic Tries The Ultimate Abyss Slide On Harmony Of The Seas (POV Video)

Cruise Critic Tries The Ultimate Abyss Slide On Harmony Of The Seas (POV Video)

Drone Footage Of MSC Grandiosa Docked In Genoa For First Sailing Since The COVID-19 Pandemic

Drone Footage Of MSC Grandiosa Docked In Genoa For First Sailing Since The COVID-19 Pandemic

Virgin Voyages Unveils Beach Club And Entertainment

Virgin Voyages Unveils Beach Club And Entertainment

First Look At Virgin Voyages' Scarlet Lady

First Look At Virgin Voyages' Scarlet Lady

Virgin Voyages Reveals Suite Design New Cruise Ship

Virgin Voyages Reveals Suite Design New Cruise Ship

Inside Cabins On Cruise Ships: Whose Is Best?

Inside Cabins On Cruise Ships: Whose Is Best?

Here's What It's Like Onboard the First Large Cruise Ship to Alaska in 21 Months

Here's What It's Like Onboard the First Large Cruise Ship to Alaska in 21 Months

Best Spots For Adults On A Disney Cruise Ship

Best Spots For Adults On A Disney Cruise Ship

The Most Exciting New Ships In 2021

The Most Exciting New Ships In 2021

The ship made its debut last year in Dover, offering a series of showcases for media, travel agents and other assorted guests. However, as it crossed the Atlantic to New York, the pandemic struck and a planned christening never took place and it has never sailed a revenue cruise.

Valiant Lady and Resilient Lady, as well as their sister ship Scarlet Lady delivered last year, weigh 110,000 gross tons, are 278 meters long and 38 wide.

They all have 1,400 cabins and a capacity of 2,770 passengers and 1,160 crew members.

How was this article?

Featured News

1
Carnival Set to Launch Its Largest-Ever Cruise Ship, Mardi Gras - Rollercoaster and All
5
MSC Takes Delivery of Largest Cruise Ship Ever Built in Italy
Want to cruise smarter?
Get expert advice, insider tips and more.
By proceeding, you agree to Cruise Critic’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

We have updated the Cruise Critic Privacy and Cookie Statement effective on October 1, 2020. Please click here for more information.