Yorkshire Times
Voice of the North
Phil Hopkins
Arts & Travel Editor
9:00 AM 18th April 2020

Italian Lockdown Delays Shipbuild

Princess Cruises has confirmed that the delivery of its Enchanted Princess has been delayed

A company spokesperson said:“A new delivery date has not been determined since the Fincantieri yard in Monfalcone, Italy remains closed. Voyages through July 31 have been cancelled.

“The delivery delay is due to the country-wide lockdown imposed by the Italian government and public health officials in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

“The naming ceremony scheduled to take place in Southampton on June 30 has been cancelled. Inaugural activities are under review in conjunction with changes to the ship deployment.”