Celebrity Cancels May 20 Summit Sailing

Celebrity Cruises is canceling Summit's May 20 Alaska cruise from Vancouver to Seward, AK, to replace the starboard thrust bearing in the ship's propulsion system. The ship will enter drydock to replace the faulty bearing, and the line expects to operate Summit's May 27 Alaska cruise on schedule. Guests booked on the cancelled seven-night sailing on May 20 will receive a full refund and a free Celebrity cruise from North America of up to seven nights, departing on or before Sept. 30, 2007, excluding holiday and Celebrity Xpedition sailings. Travel agents will receive full commissions for the cancelled sailing, plus a $50 rebooking fee per stateroom when their clients reschedule their cruise. Over the past few years, Celebrity has had multiple problems with the propulsion systems on its Millennium-class vessels, and has sued the manufacturer in the past. Celebrity has established a help desk to assist guests and travel agents with rebooking, air transportation, land tours and other issues; the number is 888-281-9343.

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