The Costa neoRiviera suffered a loss of all electricity during a port call in Abu Dhabi earlier this week, according to the Cruise Arabia & Africa website.
The website states that the Costa cruise ship switched to emergency power for several hours after the ship's power was lost.
"According to staff aboard the ship, who asked to remain anonymous, a fault with one of the ship’s aft generators caused the loss of power."
Photo credit: Piergiuliano Chesi, CC BY 3.0, commons / wikimedia.
December 26, 2016 Update: A reader states (below) that the Costa neoRiviera is experiencing propulsion issues. The ship is scheduled to cruise to Sir Bani Yas (in the Persian Gulf), southwest of Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates.