Engine Problems Ground Some Royal Caribbean Alaska Sailings

by William White | August 22, 2013 11:47 am

RoyalCaribbean185[1]EDITOR’S NOTE: This article previously mentioned that all of Royal Caribbean’s Alaskan cruises had been cancelled. We have fixed this and regret the error.

Royal Caribbean Cruises (RCL[2]) announced on Wednesday[3] that it has cancelled some Alaska sailings for one of its ships this year for 2013.

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[4] have been cancelled due to the Millennium’s mechanical issues.

  1. [Image]: https://investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/RoyalCaribbean185.jpg
  2. RCL: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=RCL
  3. announced on Wednesday: http://in.reuters.com/article/2013/08/22/usa-cruise-alaska-idINL2N0GN01M20130822
  4. Aug. 23, Aug. 30, Sept. 6 and Sept. 13: http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/Latest-News-Wires/2013/0822/Alaska-cruise-canceled-mid-passage-for-2-200-passengers

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