Virgin Voyage’s Scarlet Lady sailed to Portsmouth on June 21, passing the Round Tower around 9 a.m.
She then docked at Portsmouth International Port a bit later, becoming the largest ship to ever dock at Portsmouth.
Scarlet Lady is expected to depart on her maiden voyage at 7 p.m. tonight.
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 each weigh 65,000 tonnes. It is 277 meters long.
How many passengers does it have room for?
Scarlet Lady with space for 3,000 passengers and her trip to Portsmouth will mark an important moment in the city’s ambition to bounce back from the financial blow from the coronavirus pandemic.
Virgin Voyage‘s luxury liner Scarlet Lady arrives in Portsmouth
The ship spared at no cost will also be styled by famous designer Tom Dixon to ensure it dazzles in and out of Portsmouth.
She arrives in Portsmouth to prepare for the company’s very first commercial passenger crossings.
For three weeks starting 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 the Scarlet Lady?
For a three night extended weekend in the UK on the cruise ship, prices start at Â£ 499 per person.
That’s for a cabin with balcony, while a suite will set you back a lot more with prices starting at Â£ 2,199 per person.
Are the Scarlet Lady family friendly?
The cruise ship is for adults only, which means people over 18 can stay on the ship.
Virgin Voyage said it “has done everything it can” to make the ship “an icon of floating design”.
What can you do on the Scarlet Lady?
You won’t run out of things to do on the Scarlet Lady.
Whether it’s getting a tattoo in the tattoo studio aboard the Squid Ink ship, meditating at the beach club, or swimming in a pool and hitting the gym.
There is also a two-story nightclub, sports bar or pamper yourself at the spa.
Scarlet Lady has 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!