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Author Topic: Royal Caribbean's Celebrity Millenium broke down in Steward then Ketchikan  (Read 12619 times)
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« on: August 10, 2013, 08:56:52 PM »

"The Celebrity Millenium, which was to have taken off tonight (Friday), will remain in port in Seward until Tuesday due to engine trouble. It has 2,038 passengers on board and some  1,364 crew members."

"The captain also warned that due to the high number of guests departing Friday and arriving over the weekend for other cruises, hotels in Seward and Anchorage are extremely limited, as are air options out of Seward and Anchorage."


http://sewardcitynews.com/2013/08/cruise-ship-delayed-till-tuesday/



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« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2013, 06:37:07 PM »

"Whatever they choose, passengers on the sailing will receive a full refund for the voyage, Celebrity says. In addition, depending on their choice, they will receive a credit for 50% or 100% off a future cruise and/or assistance with alternate travel arrangements."

"Celebrity says that after repairs are complete the vessel will sail directly to Vancouver, skipping all of its port calls in Alaska over the coming week."

http://www.11alive.com/news/article/302181/40/Another-cruise-ship-experiencing-propulsion-problems




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« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2013, 06:40:58 PM »

"The newspaper says that over 2,000 passengers are stranded. Many people were left scrambling to find a way back to Anchorage. Rental cars are scarce and buses dedicated to pre-booked excursions are not available to the majority of the passengers. The scheduled port stops in Juneau, Ketchikan and Skagway will be missed."

http://www.cruiselawnews.com/2013/08/articles/passenger-rights/engine-problems-disable-celebrity-millennium-in-alaska/
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« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2013, 05:27:04 PM »

"A cruise ship is stuck in Seward until Tuesday, days after its scheduled departure, due to an electrical problem.

On Aug. 8 the Celebrity Millennium cruise ship had an electrical problem with a propulsion motor, the company said in a Facebook posting.

The "intricate repairs" required the boat to stay in port until Aug. 13 instead of taking passengers on a seven-day trip through Alaska's Inside Passage, Celebrity Cruises said."

http://www.adn.com/2013/08/11/3019470/cruise-ship-and-passengers-delayed.html


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« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2013, 05:17:41 PM »

"On their way at last - passengers aboard Celebrity Millennium finally left port yesterday after being stuck in Seward, Alaska, since Friday."

http://blogs.mirror.co.uk/captain-greybeard/2013/08/non-stop-cruise-to-vancouver.html
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« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2013, 12:26:11 AM »

"Celebrity Cruises said it canceled a scheduled visit on Monday at Icy Strait Point in Alaska by the Celebrity Millennium, as one of the ship's two propulsion systems has malfunctioned.

Millennium had been stuck for nearly four days in Seward earlier this month for repairs to its propulsion units. After repairs, it spent three days at sea sailing directly to Vancouver. "

http://www.travelweekly.com/Cruise-Travel/More-propulsion-problems-for-Celebrity-Millennium/?a=cruise&cid=eltrcruise
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« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2013, 08:42:26 PM »

"Corporon did say, though, that as long as the Millennium remains at Berth III, other ships that had been scheduled for that dock space will have to anchor in Tongass Narrows and lighter passengers to shore.

Mackey said she hopes all the players will come up with a plan.

“Today, it’s a light day, so that gives them some options, but tomorrow through the rest of the week, we’ve got four, five, six ships a day coming in, all of which need a place to tie up,” she said.

Ketchikan’s downtown cruise ship dock has four berths for large cruise ships, plus space for smaller vessels."

Corporon did say, though, that as long as the Millennium remains at Berth III, other ships that had been scheduled for that dock space will have to anchor in Tongass Narrows and lighter passengers to shore.

Mackey said she hopes all the players will come up with a plan.

“Today, it’s a light day, so that gives them some options, but tomorrow through the rest of the week, we’ve got four, five, six ships a day coming in, all of which need a place to tie up,” she said.

Ketchikan’s downtown cruise ship dock has four berths for large cruise ships, plus space for smaller vessels."

http://www.krbd.org/2013/08/20/millennium-cruise-canceled-passengers-to-fly-out/
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« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2013, 06:50:43 PM »

"Eichler said she will be reimbursed for the cruise and day excursions. But it rankles her that she will not be reimbursed for a flight to Alaska that turned out to be pointless.

"We used the airfare to board a broken ship," Eichler said.


http://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/passengers-cancelled-cruises-mad-understanding-20031909
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« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2013, 06:59:15 PM »

"Coast Guard spokesman Kip Wadlow said the cruise company will need to file a sail plan that will allow it to move the ship for further repairs. Martinez said the ship will be repaired in the Bahamas."

http://www.greenfieldreporter.com/view/story/567da68b532b4802a41f92d6b7144552/US--Cruise-Ship-Delayed
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