Celebrity Millennium Sails for Vancouver; Technical Issue Fixed


Alaska // Photo by Susan J. Young
Photo by Susan J. Young

Celebrity Cruises says power has been restored to the second of two propulsion motors on Celebrity Millennium. An electrical issue on August 8 resulted in the ship having to remain in Seward, AK, for repairs. The ship's August 9 cruise did not operate as scheduled.

Today, a Celebrity spokeswoman, Tavia Robb, told Travel Agent that the ship departed Seward at 10 p.m. local time Monday, August 12. She also said the ship is expected to arrive in Vancouver, BC, as scheduled Friday, August 16, at 7 a.m. local time.

When the problem was discovered on August 8, guests on the August 9 cruise were offered the option to stay onboard and sail on to Vancouver or to have the line's staff assist them with arrangements for returning home.

Some guests opted to remain onboard and, alternatively, were taking excursions from Seward, such as fishing, wildlife spotting and glacier tours. 

For guests who wished to return home, Celebrity covered air and hotel costs. Those guests also will receive a future cruise credit of 50 percent of the fare paid for the August 9 cruise, plus a full refund of that cruise fare.

Guests who are staying onboard through the originally scheduled arrival in Vancouver this Friday will receive a full refund, plus a future cruise certificate equivalent to 100 percent of the fare paid for the August 9 cruise.


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