The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection has delayed the launch of its first vessel to October.
The 149-suite ultra-luxury expedition yacht Evrima was originally scheduled to be completed by February 2020, but there have been a number of setbacks which the line says were as a result of ongoing global supply chain challenges and labour shortages.
Until recently the inaugural voyage was due to begin on August 6, but the line has now said it will launch from Barcelona on October 15.
Ritz-Carlton has contacted guests or agents affected by the delay, offering the choice of rescheduling or a refund.
The line is set to add two more vessels to its fleet, with Ilma and Luminara due to join in 2024 and 2025 respectively.