Richard Branson’s new Scarlet Lady liner is the largest ship to ever drop anchor in the city – weighing 110,000 tonnes.
The Virgin Voyages ship can accommodate 3,000 passengers and 1,160 crew members.
Guests can pay up to £ 1,325 per night to take advantage of the ship’s 20 restaurants, pools, spas and fitness center.
The cruise – exclusively for over 18s – even has its own tattoo and piercing salon on board.
Mike Sellers, Portsmouth International Harbor Manager, said: “The eyes of the world will be on Scarlet Lady’s debut, but there is no better port than this, famous for its legendary sea voyages.
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“It will be a sight like no other as the distinctive Scarlet Lady makes its way through the spectacular entrance to the harbor, we can be sure the sailors and crew will receive a warm welcome in Portsmouth. “
Sir Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group. “Our team has put on such a fantastic experience for our sailors and know this is a vacation they will love.
“Virgin Voyages was eager to sail and we are delighted to announce our intention to depart from the UK. “
The Scarlet Lady
- Weight: 110,000 tonnes
- Length: 227 m
- Capacity: 3,000 passengers, 1,160 crew members
- 1,408 passenger cabins and 813 crew cabins.
- 17 bridges
- Service speed of 20 knots (23 mph) and top speed of 22 knots (25 mph)
- Built in italy