Regatta OceaniaCruise veteran Linda Coffman reports on her blog that Oceania Cruises’ M/S Regatta experienced a power loss this morning while cruising near Hawaii. According to Ms. Coffman, the power was restored and guest services have been restored.

"At approximately 2:00 a.m. local time in Honolulu, HI (7:00 a.m. local time in Miami, FL) Oceania Cruises’ M/S Regatta experienced a failure of its power generation plant. All guests and crew are safe and accounted for. The power plant has been restored and all guest services are fully functioning. The ship is currently making its way back to Honolulu to effect a technical assessment and the vessel’s current ETA alongside in Honolulu is 1 p.m. local time. At the time of the power loss, the vessel was approximately 20 miles off the coasts of the island of Oahu."

No other information has been disclosed.

There is no information available regarding the cause of the power loss.

Power losses of cruise ships at sea is a relatively common occurrence. In 2016, there were at least 18 power losses of cruise ships operated by the major U.S.-based lines. 

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  • Roger Woodard

    We joined the Regatta at Sydney following on from the ship leaving the states. The day we were supposed to leave Sydney to cruise around Australia back to Sydney we were told the PA system had failed, when writing to Oceania to complain about the entire cruise experience over 34 days we were told it was that the Captain forecast poor weather conditions ahead, hence the delay. When we again challenged Oceania that we were told it was the PA system by the ship’s cruise director, they then admitted, yes that as well!

    Many passengers complained of mouldy smells in their rooms, many guests having coughs. Captain also cancelled 4 tender ports saying that the sea was to rough and the tenders could not be used due to them taking water through the tenders windows. Many guests found this mind boggling, what would happen if the ship had to be evacuated during rough seas. Thankfully we were lucky and avoided any evacuation.