Virgin Voyages has postponed Scarlet Lady’s upcoming launch events in Miami just four days after the ship arrived at its homeport.

The new line said the events, originally planned for next week, would be held at a later date for “a proper launch celebration”.

Scarlet Lady arrived in Miami on Saturday (March 7).

Virgin Voyages suggested public feeling amid the coronavirus outbreak had led to the decision to postpone the events.

“We believe delaying the launch celebration is the right thing to do given the public sentiment and focus at this time,” a spokesperson for the line said.

Virgin Voyages confirmed there were “no health concerns or issues” on the ship.


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Earlier this month, the line pulled a two-night showcase in New York over global health concerns due to the spread of the virus.

The vessel then sailed directly to Miami following trade events in Dover and Liverpool.