Monday, April 20, 2009

Discovery Sun Halts Sailings for Repairs

The Sun-Sentinel reports that Discovery Cruise Line's Discovery Sun has suspended sailings while engine repair work is continuing, leaving the single-ship cruise line with no operating vessels.

The line operates day cruises almost like a ferry between Ft. Lauderdale's Port Everglades and Grand Bahama Island.

The ship has been out of service since April 5, and the sudden suspension caused the cruise line to charter planes to return stranded passengers home, both to the US and to the Bahamas. The article reports that the line carries many Grand Bahamas residents to Florida for shopping.

There is a possibility that it may return to service as early as April 24, but a May date is more likely.