Virgin Voyages has delayed the launch of its third ship until next spring.
Resilient Lady’s inaugural voyage was due to depart from Athens in August.
In an email to customers, Virgin blamed supply chain, staffing and ‘regional issues’ for the delay, according to Cruise Radio.
The cruise line said this meant ‘meant we couldn’t guarantee the epic vacation you deserve… we don’t want to fall short with your valuable time off, so while this decision was difficult, it was necessary’.
While Virgin Voyages didn’t specify a new launch date, the first Resilient Lady cruise available on its website departs on 14 May 2023. It is a seven-night ‘Greek Island Glow’ from Athens.
Passengers whose Resilient Lady cruises have been cancelled will receive a full refund by 31 July or a 200% Future Cruise Credit, so if they opt to rebook with Virgin they will get a second cruise for free.