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24 May 2019 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 15:21 GMT+2

October 31, 2018

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Virgin Voyages has ordered a fourth cruise ship to Fincantieri

The new contract has a value of about 700 million euros. The delivery will happen at the end of 2023

The new crocieristica company Virgin Voyages, that it is constituted to end 2014 by founded the Virgin group by Richard Branson(on 5 December 2014), it has ordered to the Fincantieri the construction of a fourth cruise ship that will join to the three that the crocieristica society has commissioned at the end of 2016 to the Italian navalmeccanico group(on June 24, 2015 and 20 Decembers 2016).

The new contract has a value of about 700 million euros and the ship will be delivered at the end of 2023. The new unit twin of already the three will be ordered by the society owner of a shipping company, whose construction already is started near the yard of Sestri West (Genoa) and that they will enter to take part of the fleet of Virgin Voyages respective in 2020, 2021 and in 2022.

As the other ships of the class, the fourth unit will have about 110.000 tons of tonnage, a length of 278 meters, a width of 38 meters and will be equipped of beyond 1.400 cabins in a position to more accommodating than 2.800 passengers assisted from a crew of beyond 1.100 people.

Fincantieri has emphasized that "these ships will characterize for the design original and an elevated complexity, let alone for a range of ideas and highly innovative solutions of planning, particularly in relation to the energetic recovery and the limited environmental impact. The units in fact will be equipped of a system of production of the electric power give about 1 MW that uses the refuse heat of the diesel engines. The result is therefore a project in a position to distinguishing Virgin Voyages in world-wide the crocieristico panorama".

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