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Ship construction contracts valued at approximately 2 billion euros between Fincantieri and Virgin Voyages for three new cruise ships have been finalized and are now effective, according to a statement from Fincantieri.

The three ships will be built at the shipyard in Sestri Ponente (Genoa) with deliveries scheduled for 2020, 2021 and 2022 respectively.

Each ship will weigh about 110,000 gross tons, be 278 meters long and 38 meters wide.

The ships will feature over 1,400 guest cabins with room for 1,100 crew. 

"These ships will stand out for original design and craftsmanship. They will include some highly innovative ideas and design solutions, notably for energy recovery, reducing the overall environmental impact. For example, they will be equipped with an energy production system of approximately 1 MW, which uses the diesel engine’s waste heat. The result is, therefore, a project whichdistinguishes Virgin Voyages in the worldwide cruise scenery," said a statement from Fincantieri.