After announcing a new ship with bombs and saucers that the port of Puerto Rico will be base on during the winter of 2022, Virgin Voyages cruise line has postponed the launch of its third cruise ship, Resilient Lady.
The cruise ship was scheduled to launch in August of this year, from Piraeus in Greece and from San Juan by the end of the year.
The Flexible Lady will offer different itineraries with stops in Tortola, Barbados, Aruba, St Lucia, Curaçao, St Kitts, Martinique and Antigua.
However, the company announced that it has Released until May 2023.
Meanwhile, the Flexible Lady will remain in Genoa, to finish building it.
But what is the reason for the delay?
“There are a number of global challenges affecting the travel and cruise industry in particular, including supply chain issues, crew challenges and regional uncertainty,” the company said.
“Every decision we make is driven by our commitment to creating a safe and inspiring environment for both our crew and seafarers, and we never want to put ourselves in a situation where we can negatively impact our seafarers’ experience or the crew’s well-being.”
Virgin Voyages argued that this isn’t something that just happens to them, as “the challenges we face affect our industry and travel as a whole.”
and now, What will happen to travelers who have reservations?
As reported by Virgin Voyages, passengers with reservations They have several options.
They can get you a full refund within seven days, or get a 200% credit for a future Virgin Voyages cruise over the next 12 months.
If they accept the credit and rebook for 2022, they will get an additional free ride on another Virgin Voyages ship.
A refund of up to $500 per passenger has also been issued to cover any cancellation penalties or canceled flights.
On the other hand, two other company ships, Scarlet Lady and Valiant Lady continue to show their ways in the Caribbean and the Mediterranean, respectively.