Crystal Expedition Cruises has postponed the launch of its luxury expedition ship, Crystal Endeavor, till November.
The delay comes after the temporary closure of the MV Werften shipyards, which halted operations due to the Covid-19 global pandemic.
Debut of the ship, initially slated for this August, has been pushed back, with all scheduled itineraries through October 31, 2020, cancelled.
The ship’s maiden voyage will now be the Tasmania & Fjords of New Zealand 14-night cruise embarking on November 14, 2020.
“We know that, like us, our guests have been eagerly awaiting the opportunity to explore anew with Crystal aboard this groundbreaking ship, and we deeply regret that this change has become necessary and has disrupted our guests’ travel plans,” said Crystal’s president and CEO, Tom Wolber.
The company said that it is reaching out to guests and their travel advisors directly with rebooking options.