March was mentioned on one of the Facebook sites last night, seems like something has gone wrong during sea trials as the lack of a timetable at this stage for all French routes means they are not sure of having it in the New Year.
Worst case scenario would they not schedule Oscar Wilde crossings from Rosslare and sell those tickets anyway, then when WB arrives start selling them tickets.
March is when she is expected to start on the France route, which was always the case for 2019, so I assume someone has got their wires crossed somewhere along the line. - she was never supposed to be sailing to France in January or February Hardly surprising given all the rumours, speculation, and people stating facts which are far from it going about. Someone on another Facebook group has posted she will be operational on the Holyhead route from the 27th, which I personally find doubtful. After all, she's to get to Ireland first then undergo crew training/familiarisation, berthing trials, any regulatory inspections needed, etc. Less than 3 weeks to do all that with the Christmas holidays also interfering sounds like a big ask to me!
I had heard they are still finishing off the interior spaces. Whether that's true or not I haven't a clue! Also worth remembering that just because a vessel has had sea trials it doesn't mean the vessel is complete, or problem free either. FSG themselves have admitted to having technical "challenges" in the design and construction of her after all - they freely admit that she is a big step up for them (which no doubt is how ICG got such an attractive price).