The launch of the Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection's first ship has been delayed four months from February 2020 to June 2020 due to cost and ship building issues at the Spanish Hijos De J. Barreras shipyard. All cruises between February 5, 2020 and June 13, 2020 have been cancelled.
"With additional challenges around the former shipyard management, both the new board of Hijos de J. Barreras and the board of The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection are working cooperatively towards a long-term solution for the shipyard," the cruise line said in a statement. The ship is believed to be about $55 million over budget.
Passengers already booked will be able to re-book on other 2020 sailing or on the newly opened 2021 sailings.
For those who were booked on one of the canceled journeys, Ritz-Carlton is first offering:
The cruise line confirmed in May that it has ordered the second of three planned ships. The second ship is scheduled to be delivered in 2021.
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