Enchanted Princess ship's delivery delayed due to the Coronavirus pandemic

   April 15, 2020 ,   Cruise Industry

The delivery of the Princess Cruises' newbuild Enchanted Princess has been delayed due to Fincantieri's shipyards closures as a result of the global Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The liner's christening ceremony was planned for June 30 (in Port Southampton) but is also cancelled, along with all itineraries (a total of 11) between July 1 and 29 (including). Princess Cruises confirmed that the delivery of the new ship will be delayed but the new date is not yet determined. Fincantieri's Monfalcone shipyard (near Trieste Italy) remains closed.

Inaugural activities are now under review in conjunction with changes to the cruise ship deployment.

Enchanted Princess cruise ship

The announcement comes following the news that Princess had extended its voluntary pause of global operations until June 30, in response to the recent announcement from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), which the last week extended its “No Sail Order” for at least 100 days.

For Coronavirus updates on cruise ship quarantines (infected passengers and crew) and top-pandemic countries (COVID-19 cases and deaths, daily updated statistics) see at CruiseMapper's Norovirus page.