Better Late Than Never?

Thursday, October 12, 2000
In what has become the norm rather than the exception, another cruise ship will be delivered late, forcing the shipowner to cancel valuable inaugural cruises. After reviewing the status of its newest ship, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., in conjunction with shipbuilder Chantiers de L'Atlantique, has decided to delay the launch date of Infinity by four weeks. As a result, the ship's February 3, 2001, maiden voyage will be rescheduled until March 3. "Like our guests on Infinity's first sailings, I am disappointed by this delay, and I apologize for any inconvenience this will cause them," said Richard E. Sasso, president of Celebrity Cruises. "We and the yard build a time cushion into all of our ship-building schedules, and up until today, we believed that this cushion would be sufficient." The company is continuing to review the matter with the shipyard and expects the bulk of any costs associated with the delay to be covered by the builder. The added time at the yard will allow workers to complete the ship, including the modification to the ship's stern hull.
Maritime Reporter October 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Cruise Ship Trends

Sustainability Report: Carnival Ahead of Emissions Goal

Carnival Corporation & plc released a report today detailing its sustainability efforts, including initiatives which enabled the company to meet its corporate goal

Meyer Turku Building another Ship for TUI Cruises

Meyer Turku Oy celebrated the start of production of cruise ship Mein Schiff 5 on November 18, 2014, as the cutting machine was started by Mike Schwanke, Marketing

Norovirus Strikes Carnival's Crown Princess – Again

A cruise ship with 172 passengers and crew members suffering from a gastrointestinal ailment caused by norovirus was met by public health officials when it docked in California on Sunday,

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Security Maritime Standards Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0879 sec (11 req/sec)