A passenger aboard the Regent Seven Seas Voyager cruise ship is stating on Cruise Critic that the ship is experiencing propulsion problems:

"We are trying to make our way to Shanghai and the ship has propulsion issues again. Our arrival is delayed 6 hours due to the propulsion issue and because we have missed high tide. We personally have lost 1 of our tours due to conflicting times, unfortunately it is one that was a big motivator for this trip. They have not mentioned to anyone on board that this is the 2nd time in the past couple of months the ship has had propulsion issues.

Regent Seven Seas VoyagerNot too impressed with the situation.

As well we are now missing 1 of our ports. Sounds vaguely similar to a couple of months ago on this ship."

There is also a comment on Twitter by a person who apparently communicated with a family member on the Voyager:

"Just talked to family onboard RSSC Voyager. 6 hrs late into Shanghai-propulsion problem. Skipping stop in Xiamen to get to HK."

If this information is accurate, then this is the sixth cruise ship which has experienced a engine / propulsion problem in the last two month.  Five of Carnival Corporation’s cruise ships have suffered engine / propulsion problems: the Carnival Triumph, Dream, Legend & Elation and the Carnival-owner P&O Ventura.

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  • Daryl-Atlanta

    The sixth cruise in less than 60 days experiencing the same type of mechanical problem? For the past few days, with the increased problems with Carnival and now with Regent’s ships, I ask myself is it possible that someway/somehow that each of these vessel’s computer controlled operations systems could have somehow been hacked, compromised or influenced by some sort of outside, clandestine entity?

  • Susan ridings

    ‘We experienced ‘propulsion problems’ last February just before we were about to leave Argentina for the Falklands, The Captain claimed there were no divers in Ushuaia to investigate the problem, they also claimed the weather would be basin Port Stanley, even though the weather was infact fine and other cruise ships went to the falklands that day, so we missed out the Falklands and went half speed for 1400 nautical miles to our next port Punta Del Este, divers did look at the ship but strangely the problem had ‘self healed’.

    All rather suspicious?