The cancellation came after mechanical issues with the the Celebrity Millennium cruise ship, which is owned by Royal Caribbean subsidiary Celebrity Cruises. The Millennium ran into issues with its one of its two propulsion motors and had to dock at the Alaska port of Ketchikan. The vessel was carrying 2,200 passengers and 958 crew members. Royal Caribbean offered passengers flights home, refunds and certificates for future cruises to make up for the problems.
The Millennium, which was put into service in 2000, is currently waiting for repairs. The cruises that were scheduled for Aug. 23, Aug. 30, Sept. 6 and Sept. 13 have been cancelled due to the Millennium’s mechanical issues.