Friday, August 23, 2013

Cruise News Daily Headlines for August 23, 2013

* Millennium Underway
RCCL confirmed to CND today that Celebrity Millennium is underway and en route to Freeport. The passengers finished disembarking in Ketchikan on Thursday, and the ship left shortly thereafter.

The ship is apparently sailing with just one of the two propulsion systems operating, something the Coast Guard said they wouldn’t allow with passengers aboard. The ship can safely operate with just one system, of course, but the reason for having two, besides more speed, is a back up, in case one goes out, the ship won’t be powerless in open sea.

RCCL said that they will replace the motor which has failed twice now, causing the disruption of two sailings in a row.

There are several things RCCL hasn’t talked about, however.

* Other Things You’ll Want to Know
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