Virgin Voyages' Scarlet Lady Arrives in Genoa to Complete Crew Repatriation

Jul 06, 2020

Today, July 6, Scarlet Lady arrived at her birthplace Genoa, Italy, where the ship will spent the next 20 days at the Fincantieri shipyard for routine maintenance work. During this time some of the remaining crew onboard will be repatriated. Virgin Voyages announced on June 24, that Scarlet Lady left her home port Miami for “a quick trip across the Atlantic to help us make sure more Crew can make it home safely and get things shipshape before setting sail this Fall.”

According to our source, there are still about 270 crew members waiting to be repatriated. All of them have been tested for Covid-19 and the ship is officially Covid free. Unfortunately, despite these test results, the CDC didn't change the ship's status and Virgin was unable to get the crew on commercial flights to be repatriated from the USA. 

Re-launching of the ship is still planned for the 16th of October, and Scarlet Lady should go back to Miami at the end of August.

Virgin Voyages’ first cruise ship left Fincantieri shipyard in February and made It’s debut at the Port of Dover on February 21, making its first public appearance. The next stop was Liverpool where she docked for two days before setting sail on a transatlantic voyage to New York, before sailing down to her homeport Miami. Unfortunately, this was the only voyage for Scarlet Lady.

Virgin Voyages had to cancel New York City arrival on the 1st of March, shortly after the first case of coronavirus was discovered in New York State. Instead, the ship set sail to Miami where Virgin Voyages was planning a big welcome celebration for Scarlet Lady.

Later the company canceled Miami launch celebration citing recent developments and emphasized that there are no health concerns among all people on board.