Cruise expert Professor Ross Klein’s web site indicates that the Constellation cruise ship was forced to spend an extra day in Key West.
Professor Klein reported yesterday about a passenger’s complaint that the "Constellation scheduled to leave Key West yesterday, Dec. 15 @ 5pm. Repair needed and waiting on part(s). At 8:05am, December 16, still no evidence of upcoming departure. Scheduled to be ‘at sea’ day on the way to Cozumel."
The repairs were needed after the Celebrity cruise ship experienced engine problems.
Cruise line spokeswoman Cynthia Martinez said that the Constellation had "technical issues" with one of its gas turbine engines during its departure from Key West on Sunday afternoon.
The Key West Citizen indicated that the ship’s departure was delayed until 10 p.m. Monday while crews made repairs. The ship carries more than 2,160 passengers.
The newspaper explained that because of the mechanical delay, and the time and speed needed, Constellation was unable to make its scheduled port of call into Cozumel, Mexico, on Tuesday. Instead, it will call on Nassau, Bahamas, on Wednesday.
The Key West newspaper characterized the Celebrity Constellation as an aging member of the Celebrity fleet. It made its initial cruise in May 2002.
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