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Virgin Voyages Postpones Miami Launch Ceremony for Scarlet Lady

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Scarlet Lady arriving in Miami, March 7 (Port Miami Webcam / Youtube)

By The Maritime Executive 03-11-2020 09:28:00

The newly-launched cruise line Virgin Voyages announced Wednesday that it is postponing the Miami launch celebration for its first vessel, the Scarlet Lady, until a future date. The company cited recent news and emphasized that there are no health concerns on board. 

"In light of the current global headlines, we want to ensure everyone feels it is the right time to celebrate with us. While Virgin Voyages has not been affected, we feel that postponing our launch celebration to a future date is the responsible thing to do. We plan to celebrate with you in Miami very soon," the cruise line said in a statement to attendees. "We have absolutely no health concerns or issues on board and elevated our health protocol and processes when we took delivery of Scarlet Lady to keep our crew and visitors well and happy."

Virgin Voyages canceled another preview tour event in New York on March 1, shortly after the first case of coronavirus was discovered in New York State.