New giant liner capable of carrying 4,160 people and weighing 110,000 tonnes becomes largest ship ever docked at Portsmouth – .

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New giant liner capable of carrying 4,160 people and weighing 110,000 tonnes becomes largest ship ever docked at Portsmouth – .


A GIANT luxury cruise ship larger than a Royal Navy aircraft carrier docked in Portsmouth for the first time yesterday.
Richard Branson’s new Scarlet Lady liner is the largest ship to ever drop anchor in the city – weighing 110,000 tonnes.

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Richard Branson’s new Scarlet Lady liner docked in Portsmouth for the first time yesterdayCredit: PA
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The Scarlet Lady liner is the largest ship to ever drop anchor in the city – weighing 110,000 tonnesCredit: PA

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.

“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

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