Ritz-Carlton Evrima accidents and incidents
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- 2020-2021-2022 - delayed delivery of the vessel (due to shipyard issues) and cruise cancellations due to COVID-related travel restrictions; A total of 138 voyages (74x planned for 2020-2021 plus 64x planned for 2021-2022) were canceled.
Note: Ritz-Carlton Evrima was initially scheduled for inauguration in February 2020. Financial problems at Hijos de J. Barreras Shipyard (Vigo, Spain) led to two delays in 2020, pushing back the schedule by ~14 months. Due to the ongoing COVID crisis, four more delays followed in 2021 and early 2022, pushing back the debut by another 16 months. The 7th delay (announced in June 2022) was due to a metalworkers’ strike in Cantabria, affecting Astander Shipyard's works, even though shipyard workers were not striking. The 8th delay (August 2022) postponed Evrima's completion for ~33 months.
August 2022Other Incidents
On August 5, 2022, Ritz-Carlton rescheduled the ship's/and the brand's inauguration - from August 6 to October 15, 2022.
The reason for postponing Evrima's Maiden Voyage (~2,5-month delay) was the ongoing global logistics and supply chain disruptions, specifically, the delay of certain construction materials necessary for finishing the vessel at the Astander Shipyard in El Astillero (near Santander, Spain).
All affected bookings were rescheduled or fully refunded.
These cancellations affected a total of 15 voyages planned for 2022 (May 6th thru Oct 8th). In brackets are shown prices per person with double occupancy.
August 2021Other Incidents
In late-August 2021, due to the Coronavirus crisis, Ritz-Carlton postponed the brand's inauguration through 2022.
These cancellations affected a total of 22 voyages planned for 2021-2022. In brackets are shown prices per person with double occupancy.
The Evrima yacht's Maiden Voyage was rescheduled to May 6th (2022).
March 2021Other Incidents
On March 31, 2021, Ritz-Carlton once again rescheduled the Evrima ship's (and the brand's) inauguration - this time to November 10, canceling 18 more itineraries (to total 74).
January 2021Other Incidents
In late-January 2021, Ritz-Carlton canceled 20 more cruises planned for the Evrima yacht. The company's decision affected all itineraries scheduled for 2021 between January 3 and/including July 17. The canceled program included voyages in the Caribbean and Mediterranean, including a 12-night Transatlantic crossing from Bridgetown (Barbados) to Lisbon (Portugal).
The latest cancellations were due to the ongoing Coronavirus-related safety concerns, international travel restrictions and uncertainties (countries' lockdowns and port closures).
March 2020Structural and Technical Issues
In March 2020, due to shipbuilding delays, Ritz-Carlton postponed cruise company's launch to April 22, 2021 (instead of February 1, 2020, as previously planned) when the Evrima ship is scheduled to start its maiden voyage from Lisbon.
All affected bookings received a full monetary refund (100% reimbursement of the fare paid). Independently booked flights and hotels were also fully reimbursed (for date changes or cancellation fees) and travel agents' commissions protected (cruise-only commissions for all canceled voyages). Next are listed all canceled Ritz-Carlton cruises as departure dates, booking codes (in brackets) and lowest prices per person (in EUR) on themed voyages.
The maiden voyage (April 22, 2021) is a 9-night itinerary from Lisbon to Palma de Mallorca (code 11210422).
30 September 2019Structural and Technical Issues
On September 30, 2019, the shipowner Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection announced a 4 months delay (due to shipyard issues / "challenges around the former shipyard management") for the fleet's first vessel. The superyacht Evrima was initially planned for inauguration in February 2020, then postponed for June 3, 2020.
As compensation, all canceled bookings received full refund (credited back to the original form of payment within 2 weeks), full reimbursement of any flight/hotel change fees incurred, plus future cruise booking discount on rebooked 2020-2021 cruises. The discounts offered were 30% (for those who rebook by October 31, 2019), 25% (rebookings by March 31, 2020) and 20% (rebookings by September 30, 2020). Travel agents' commissions were fully preserved.
Along with the construction delay, the "Ritz-Carlton Yacht 1" project's cost increased by EUR 50 million - to EUR 290 million, from the initial EUR 240 million.
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