Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Cruise News Daily Headlines for August 20, 2013

* Celebrity Pulls Plug on Millennium Sailings
Yesterday we reported that Celebrity Millennium had returned to Ketchikan with a mechanical problem in the same propulsion unit that caused a problem for the line the week before. The ship has remained there while technicians were trying to determine the root cause behind the problem, but today, Celebrity determined this wasn’t going to be a quick fix, and decided to cancel the remainder of the cruise, which was to end in Seward on Friday. They also canceled the next four cruises, ending the ship’s Alaska season.

Celebrity is now in the process of arranging charter flights back to the Lower 48 for the approximately 2,200 passengers aboard Celebrity Millennium. The exodus will begin Wednesday and continue into Thursday.

* All Dressed up with No Place to Go
Those who have been following Princess Cruises’ photo blog know that Sun Princess has undergone a two-week dry dock at the Sembawang shipyard in Singapore, and it left the drydock to return to service with today’s cruise to Fremantle.

Passengers were arriving at the Marina Bay Cruise Centre in Singapore for boarding this morning, and the ship was alongside in position when it experienced a malfunction in the ship’s power switchboard resulting in limited power available to the hotel operations, and Princess made the decision to cancel the sailing.

* Norwegian Getaway Now Has Officers
Norwegian Cruise Line announced the appointment of Norwegian Getaway’s senior officer. They will be headed up by Captain Rune Myre, a longtime captain in the Norwegian fleet.  More

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