Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Power Outage Hits Royal Princess

Launched just this summer, Princess Cruises’ 141,000-ton Royal Princess experienced a power failure on Sunday while sailing from Mykonos, Greece to Naples, Italy.

According to reports, there was no danger to the ship, which carried 3,594 passengers and 1,336 crew members; however, Princess has canceled the rest of the ship’s 12-day cruise from Venice to Barcelona.

The line issued this statement: “The ship’s technical team continued to evaluate the problem overnight and, upon further assessment, it became apparent that repairs need to be made to fully resolve the situation. We sincerely regret this means the remainder of the current cruise will be canceled. The impact of the repairs on the next Royal Princess cruise, scheduled to depart from Barcelona on September 27th, is not yet known and we will keep passengers fully advised as details become known.”

Royal Princess is expected to arrive today in Naples, a day later than scheduled due to the ship’s reduced speed. Princess is arranging flights to assist passengers on their return home. They will spend the night onboard and depart tomorrow.

UPDATE Tuesday evening: It appears that the Sept 27 cruise from Barcelona will be a GO!

Image Courtesy of Princess Cruises

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