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Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection delays start to July 24

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Evrima's maiden voyage will now sail from Venice to Piraeus
The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection rescheduled Evrima's inaugural voyage to July 24, citing the COVID-19 pandemic.

The yacht had been scheduled to debut in April.

The first cruise will now sail from Venice to Piraeus.  

'The safety and wellbeing of our guests and ladies and gentlemen (crew) continues to remain our highest priority,' said Douglas Prothero, CEO of The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection. 'Due to the ongoing safety concerns and travel restrictions due to COVID-19, we have decided to proactively reschedule our first sailing to later in the summer.

Additional Mediterranean voyages

'Knowing that our guests are eager to travel to the Mediterranean, we have also adjusted our fall itinerary schedule to include additional voyages in the Mediterranean,' Prothero continued. 'More than ever, we are eager to welcome guests aboard Evrima in July and are really looking forward to delivering an exceptional experience.'

The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection is reaching out to impacted customers and travel advisors.  They'll be invited to reschedule to any available voyage in 2021, 2022 or 2023 or to discuss reimbursement options.

Flexible booking program

The company also created a flexible booking program for 2021 Mediterranean voyages that allows a future cruise credit equal to 100% of the cruise fare paid up to 31 days prior to sailing, should travel restrictions prevent guests from reaching their scheduled port of embarkation after final payment. The credit may be applied within 12 months of issue toward any available voyage through April 14, 2023.

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