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Propulsion issues
« on: May 12, 2024, 10:43:16 PM »
Rumors of a switchgear issue on the starboard propulsion motor, per users on Reddit. Has anyone else heard of these problems? I hate rumors, but rumors are often news that hasn't been picked up by media.

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One of the two propulsion motors is off line
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2024, 05:56:33 AM »
We are hearing that  the Sapphire speed is down to 15 knots and their itinerary is being revised.  No Ketchikan and no College Fjords so far.  One of the Sapphire's two propulsion motors is off line.  Passengers received a letter saying that Princess is trying to decided how to compensate everyone.  Lexi Brunner, a passenger on the ship, says that even so, they are still having a wonderful time.

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Previous disembarkation letter sent to passengers
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2024, 06:54:56 AM »
 
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Re: Propulsion issues
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2024, 08:14:25 AM »
MarineTraffic.com reports that Sapphire Princess is currently sailing at 13 knots.  Ship bridge camera description says Sapphire Princess is now bound for Whittier.  Previous schedule said that they will dock on Saturday.  It appears that Glacier Bay and College Fjord could be now off the schedule. We've heard that passengers will receive a big part of their fare refunded along with a large FCC.
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Re: Propulsion issues
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2024, 01:41:25 PM »
This must be a large disappointment for passengers on this voyage. Perhaps this will impact many future cruises on the Sapphire. These things do happen, and hopefully repairs are effected quickly.

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Re: Propulsion issues
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2024, 09:13:08 AM »
LyndaMR on CC says "They will be stopping the ship this evening between 8 & 9 pm to reengage the starboard screw (propeller) and run tests. As long as all goes well we should be able to get our scenic cruising in College Fjord tomorrow. So as long as this solves the issue all should be fixed tonight and cruising will resume as per the itinerary."