Wednesday,  January 20, 2021  9:27 pm

Ritz-Carlton's luxury yacht delayed until June

Ritz-Carlton's luxury yacht delayed until June

The debut of Ritz-Carlton’s first luxury yacht has been pushed back from January to June 2020, after the company was informed of ‘delivery and project cost issues’ by shipyard Hijos de J. Barreras, while citing ‘additional challenges’ around the former shipyard management.

According to a statement from Ritz-Carlton, the new board of the shipyard and the board of the Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection are “working cooperatively towards a long-term solution for the shipyard. As a result, we have been forced to re-schedule the debut of the yacht’s first voyage and subsequent voyages through June 13, 2020.”

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The company has reached out to guests affected by the change, inviting them to rebook and “extending voyage fare savings when guests rebook their future voyage or full reimbursement for our guests’ paid cruise fare and airfare and hotel change fees.”

Commissions for travel agents who booked guests on the affected cruises will also be “fully preserved,” Ritz-Carlton said. Agents can contact Ritz-Carlton at

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