A number of news sources are reporting that the Carnival Fantasy is experiencing a mechanical "technical problem" affecting its propulsion system, which limits the ship’s maximum. Carnival said that because of this problem, the Fantasy will not call on its scheduled port stop, Cozumel, Mexico, and will remain at sea for the duration of the
Anthem of the Seas Suffers Propulsion Problem
The Anthem of the Seas is experiencing propulsion problems, necessitating a slight alteration in its current itinerary according to the popular RCL Blog. The ship will remain in Nassau, for two days, where repairs will be attempted to correct the problem.
The propulsion problem issue is reportedly due to an electrical issue in…
Celebrity Cancels Cruises Aboard Summit
Celebrity Cruises announced that it is canceling the April 8, 2017 cruise aboard the Celebrity Summit and is shortening the April 17, 2017 cruise from seven to only four days, passengers are reporting. Celebrity is offering a 25% cruise credit and $200 per person to go toward re-booking airfare. We received this message advising of…
Carnival Paradise Modifies Itinerary
Yesterday, Carnival notified its customers that it was modifting the itinerary of the Carnival Paradise for the following dates: 3/13/17, 3/27/2017, 4/10/2017, 4/24/2017, 5/8/2017, 5/22/2017, 6/5/2017.
Dear Carnival Paradise Guests:
We want to take a moment to provide you with some important information regarding your upcoming cruise. Carnival Paradise is experiencing a technical issue which…
Carnival Splendor Suffers Power Loss?
Today a cruise passenger reported that the Carnival Splendor lost power as it was sailing to St. Thomas, United States Virgin Island (USVI).
Carnival responded to the passenger by saying that that the Carnival cruise ship "has not lost engine power. It’s only a technical issue affecting the ship’s maximum cruising speed."
Automatic information systems…
NCL’s Norwegian Star Suffers Engine Failure Again
Last month, I wrote about an azipod failure on the Norwegian Star which resulted in the NCL ship limping around on an altered Asian itinerary, much to the frustration of cruise vacationers. It seems that instead of sending the ship to dry dock, NCL arranged to send the azipod contractors aboard to repair the ship…
Viking Sea Stuck in Barcelona
Today, I received a message that the Viking Sea was in Barcelona, Spain waiting for repairs to fix an unidentified engine problem.
I received this message: “Don’t know have you been informed about Viking Sea being stuck in Barcelona for more than 10 days, while all guests were disembark, almost same thing like Star last…
Lindblad Expeditions’ National Geographic Orion Suffers Power Failure
Lindblad Expeditions’ National Geographic Orion suffered power failure as the expedition ship was leaving Antarctica. It suffered engine failure while returning to the port of Ushuaia in Argentina.
The ship has now returned via the Drake Passage to port in Ushuaia after sailing at reduced speed.
Lindblad Expeditions canceled its December 27th sailing as well…
Costa neoRiviera Loses Power in Port
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…
NCL’s Norwegian Star Stuck in Singapore
I received this message from a crew member of the Norwegian Star:
"At the moment I am on NCL Star and we are in Singapore, still in Singapore!
We were scheduled to leave on 11th at 6 pm for 11 days to Hong Kong. We got delayed because it took forever for immigration to process…