SCENIC Luxury Cruises & Tours has announced that the highly anticipated debut of Scenic Eclipse, the firm’s first ocean-going vessel, had been delayed by six months until late Jan 2019 (Cruise Weekly yesterday).
Founder Glen Moroney said construction issues at the shipyard had caused the delay.
“We are not prepared to compromise the quality of the vessel and potentially impact guest experiences to meet the original late Aug 2018 launch date,” he said.
Affected guests will receive a full refund and “consideration of any other reasonable costs incurred with their travel plans,” along with a 25% future cruise credit.
The change means the first Scenic Eclipse commercial departure will be its 28 Jan 2019 voyage to Antarctica.
The company said it was contacting all impacted guests & their travel agents as a priority.