Scarlet Lady: Virgin Voyages mega cruise liner size, number of passengers, price to stay on Scarlet Lady, things you can do and everything you need to know

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The Virgin Scarlet Lady cruise ship arriving in Portsmouth taken by Daniel Haswell

Virgin Voyage’s Scarlet Lady sailed into our town on June 21, passing the Round Tower at around 9am.

She then docked at Portsmouth International Harbor a short time later, becoming the largest ship to ever dock at Portsmouth.

Scarlet Lady made her first trip out of port in August and left Portsmouth on Friday 3rd September for the final time.

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Here’s what you need to know:

The cruise ship is a 110,000 tonne liner, making it larger than HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales, which weigh 65,000 tonnes each. It is 277 meters long.

Where is Scarlet Lady going?

Scarlet Lady will leave Portsmouth on September 3 and this will be the last time she leaves the city.

She sails across the Atlantic to New York.

How many passengers does it have room for?

Scarlet Lady with space for 3,000 passengers and her trip to Portsmouth will mark a milestone in the city’s ambition to bounce back from the financial blow of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Virgin Voyage‘s luxury liner Scarlet Lady arrives in Portsmouth

The cost-spared ship will also have the styling of renowned designer Tom Dixon to ensure it dazzles inside and outside Portsmouth.

She arrives in Portsmouth to prepare for the first commercial passenger crossings for the company.

For three weeks from August 6, Scarlet Lady will operate at reduced capacity to make at least six three- or four-night crossings around England.

How much does it cost to sail on the Scarlet Lady?

For a three-night long weekend in the UK on the cruise ship, prices start at £499 pp.

That’s for a balcony cabin, while a suite will set you back a lot more with prices starting at £2,199 pp.

Is the Scarlet Lady family friendly?

The cruise ship is adults only, which means that people over the age of 18 can stay on the ship.

Virgin Voyage‘s says it “has pulled out all the stops” to make the ship “an icon of floating design”.

What can you do on the Scarlet Lady?

You won’t be short of things to do on the Scarlet Lady.

Whether it’s getting a tattoo in the shipboard tattoo studio, Squid Ink, meditating at the beach club, or going for a swim in a pool and hitting the gym.

There’s also a two-story nightclub, sports bar, or pamper yourself at the spa.

Scarlet Lady offers a range of restaurants, including vegan options.

Have you ever managed to spot the Scarlet Lady in Portsmouth? Let us know in the comments below!

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