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Scarlet Girl sails for New York following Portsmouth season

Portsmouth waved goodbye to Virgin Voyages’ Scarlet Girl in spectacular trend, lighting the Spinnaker Tower purple as she headed throughout the Atlantic to New York.

The ship has spent three months within the metropolis, successful the hearts of native residents who loved the acquainted sight of the most recent child on the cruise block crusing out and in of the harbour.

Over 8,000 passengers loved the Summer time Soiree Collection, which noticed Virgin Voyages launch their world’s first industrial crusing from Portsmouth.

A pop-up terminal was created to host passengers, identified in Virgin parlance as ‘sailors’, retaining strict Covid-19 well being protocols in place after the Middle for Illness Management (CDC) cruise restrictions in America curtailed plans for stateside launch, sailors as an alternative loved a season crusing in home UK waters.

Mike Sellers, Portsmouth Worldwide Port director, stated: “Seeing Scarlet Girl within the port has been the results of years of onerous work, from securing funding to increase our cruise berth to accommodate bigger ships, to constructing confidence with the Virgin Voyages’ workforce that we might take care of their world first crusing.

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“Everybody on the port stepped up, throughout probably the most difficult time, to ensure this was a hit and I’m so pleased with their onerous work and professionalism.

“It has additionally been spectacular to see the Virgin workforce in operation too, some spending months within the metropolis to ensure all the pieces went easily, turning into very keen on Portsmouth within the course of.

“We wish to grow to be the port of alternative for luxurious, boutique cruises, and with plans for a terminal extension underway we’re on our approach there.

“We’re wanting ahead to seeing Virgin’s new construct Valiant Girl within the metropolis subsequent 12 months, and welcoming again the workforce. Within the meantime, the onerous work continues as we proceed to construct our place as a serious participant within the cruise business.”

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Breaking Journey Information interview earlier spoke to Tom McAlpin, chief government of Virgin Voyages, concerning the troubled beginning of the road, and its vibrant future.

Check out what he needed to say right here.

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