Celebrity Cruises Cancels Alaska Trips Due to Mechanical Problems
Celebrity Cruises has had to cancel all remaining Alaska trips this year because of mechanical problems on the ship. The company announced that the Celebrity Millennium developed a problem with one of its two propulsion motors, and had to be docked in a southeast Alaska port. Currently, the large ship is in Ketchikan awaiting repairs. Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, which owns Celebrity Cruises, says that they hope to get the ship working again by the time they start booking passage for next season.
Passengers Stranded in Alaska During Cruise
Some passengers were stranded when the ship was docked in Alaska, and arrangements are being made to send these passengers home. The Celebrity cruise spokesperson says that the safety of guests and crew is always a high priority for the company. So far, no injuries have been reported. The crew decided that it would be best to take the ship out of service to make repairs and then cancel the next four sailings to ensure that the ship is working flawlessly before sending it back out to sea.
The Alaska Cruise Association says that there are currently 32 cruise ships that are doing business in Alaska for the remainder of the year. The season typically runs from May to September. When docked, the Celebrity Millennium was carrying 2,200 passengers and 958 passengers. The passengers were being offered chartered air travel out of the port of Ketchikan. The cruise line also offered all individuals refunds and certificates for future cruises.
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