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« on: February 10, 2017, 06:36:23 AM »

"NCL confirmed in a statement: "During the early morning hours, Norwegian Star’s azipod propulsion system experienced a technical malfunction and the ship is currently without propulsion approximately 20 miles offshore near Melbourne, Australia."

http://www.cruisecritic.com/news/news.cfm?ID=7527

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« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2017, 07:35:01 AM »

"The Norwegian Star is expected to be towed to Melbourne tomorrow after the ship lost engine power at Cape Liptrap, near Wilsons Promontory.

The ship — which can carry 2348 people — was travelling from Melbourne to Dunedin when the ship’s propulsion system stopped working.

Passengers are reporting cruise ship crew and staff being “abused” by angry travellers.

BNCraceteam tweeted: “feel for the Crew onboard #NorwegianStar who continue to get abused by guests, fix the damn ship! horrendous return to Aus”.

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/norwegian-star-cruise-ship-loses-power-near-melbourne/news-story/681818cf1be2d1bcaaf815272e6f1263

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« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2017, 07:09:32 PM »

"The Norwegian Star is expected to be towed to Melbourne tomorrow after the ship lost engine power at Cape Liptrap, near Wilsons Promontory.

The ship — which can carry 2348 people — was travelling from Melbourne to Dunedin when the ship’s propulsion system stopped working.
Passengers are reporting cruise ship crew and staff being “abused” by angry travellers.
BNCraceteam tweeted: “feel for the Crew onboard #NorwegianStar who continue to get abused by guests, fix the damn ship! horrendous return to Aus”.
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/norwegian-star-cruise-ship-loses-power-near-melbourne/news-story/681818cf1be2d1bcaaf815272e6f1263

Sad that the crew/staff are reportedly suffering some abuse. Short sightedness and tempers shouldn't blend. NCL is surely doing all that they can, and I believe that a few sour people are garnering the attention of the 'Herald Sun'' reporter.
My hat is off to the crew of  the Norwegian Star'.
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« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2017, 10:49:56 PM »

What's to complain about? They're getting a full refund & after repairs continuing on.
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« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2017, 12:46:32 AM »

"Ms Wild said morale on the ship remained "buoyant" and passengers were enjoying the amenities of the luxury cruiseliner."

http://www.news.com.au/national/breaking-news/tugs-haul-cruise-ship-back-to-melbourne/news-story/1d53a8711fd55e4f2ed3ab76d023c12d
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« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2017, 12:49:39 AM »

"Another man can be heard arguing with a staff member as the crowd breaks into the chant "we want anwsers."

http://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/news/89312526/Stricken-cruise-ship-passengers-erupt-in-anger



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« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2017, 12:52:57 AM »

“The company said repairs could take up to 48 hours, but passengers said they had been told they may have to wait between three to five days in Melbourne before the vessel could continue on.”

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-12/norwegian-star-passengers-disappointed-over-delays/8263542
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« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2017, 12:56:44 AM »

It’s been wonderful, I’ve had a great time!” he told 7 News when asked about the ordeal after the ship had docked on Sunday.

Expected to respond with something a little more negative, Mr Lahue excitedly told of how much he enjoyed being on board.

“It’s just super, I love it!”

A cruise veteran from Texas, Mr Lahue said it was still one of the best he’d be on and that he had already rebooked another trip."

https://au.news.yahoo.com/a/34394410/norwegian-star-cruise-ship-stranded-francis-lahue-port-of-melbourne/#page1

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« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2017, 12:59:10 AM »

"PASSENGERS on-board the stricken cruise ship Norwegian Star have spoken exclusively to the Sunday Herald Sun about the selfless acts of kindness shown by crew members, with some saying they would continue on with the cruise."

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/norwegian-star-arrives-back-in-melbourne-after-power-failure/news-story/80ab7f4777b7fbc7fab60eea3c21c041
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« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2017, 06:19:47 AM »

After all the commotion I'll bet that most people will stay on board & continue sailing.
All the rumbling from the few trouble makers was only to try & get more compensation.
Seems to me the only thing that they were missing was a complete cruise to the scheduled destinations-- and we all know that's no guarantee.
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« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2017, 10:07:40 AM »

"The ship, which departed Hong Kong on January 16, had problems in another part of the engine about nine days into the voyage.

The spokeswoman said attempts were made to repair the fault, but the cruise liner could not travel at speed and skipped up to five ports in order to reach Sydney on time.

She said the vessel was seaworthy despite the two system failures.

"There is no safety issue in relation to this ship; the issue is speed," she said. "

http://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/cruising/89374661/stricken-norwegian-star-cruise-liner-set-to-return-to-sea-on-tuesday
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« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2017, 10:17:53 AM »

I just accept it as a cruise to nowhere & schedule another one.
What's to complain about?
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