Celebrity Cruises announced Tuesday the cancellation of the remainder of a seven night cruise to Alaska.The Celebrity Millenium vessel, with about 2200 guests and near 960 crew members on board has been in Ketchikan when one of its two propulsion motors broken. It remained in port as the US Coast Guard requested.
The cruise began last Friday in Vancouver being scheduled to end next Friday in Seward, Alaska. Four additional cruises were cancelled. The vessel will be out of service for repairs until September 22 when it will be ready for a 15 day long cruise from San Diego to Fort Lauderdale.
The passengers on the interrupted cruise will receive a full refund, chartered air travel home and certificates for a future free cruise offered by the company. The vessel is owned and operated by the Royal Carribean Cruise Lines.
In a company statement was clearly spoken that the passengers were never in danger. The cruise was cancelled under “an abundance of caution”.
The first problem with the same engine previously occurred on August 13, causing a delayed arrival in Seward, when the cruise was shortened.
Celebrity Millenium was built at Chantiers de L’Atlantique in St.Nazaire, France, and was launched in 2000. It was the world’s first ship to use a turbo-electric COGAS power plant (comprising gas and steam turbines).
This vessel is at the top of the rankings among large cruise ships. Celebrity Millenium was emerged in May 2012 with many award-winning Solstice Class features.