(5:45 a.m. EST) — The primary sail date for Scenic Eclipse has been delayed by an additional three months to 13 April 2019.
Ongoing monetary points at Uljanik shipyard in Croatia and the resultant strike by specialist engine and methods commissioning staff has pushed again the launch of the ultra-luxury expedition ship.
The ship was initially slated to launch this month, however this was pushed again to January subsequent 12 months, forcing the cancellation of 12 sailings, together with a repositioning cruise between Europe and the U.S.
An announcement from the road learn: “Scenic has been in fixed contact with the shipyard, staff representatives and the Authorities to make sure the completion of the ship as quickly as potential. On account of these efforts, greater than 600 staff are nonetheless on board every week day.
“The progress on the ship’s interiors and different areas of the ultimate construct stage have seen far much less impression from the economic motion, and proceed to progress at good tempo.
“The specialist commissioning crew returned to work progressively final week nevertheless it won’t be potential to catch up the six weeks’ time misplaced resulting from strikes on this space. Scenic acknowledges the regrettable impression this has on friends and understands their disappointment at this transformation in crusing date.”
The road has contacted passengers to supply a full refund and another prices related to their journey plans. Scenic will present all passengers who rebook a Scenic Eclipse voyage a future cruise credit score to the worth of 25 p.c of the price of their rebooked cruise.
–by Adam Coulter, Managing Editor, U.Ok.