On Friday, Celebrity Solstice had just sailed from the port of Seattle and was north of Kingston, Washington, at about 5:15 p.m., when it lost power due to a mechanical issue. It soon regained power, but was escorted by a U.S. Coast Guard tug boat back to Seattle as a precaution.
So what's the latest? Travel Agent reached out to Celebrity for an update. Owen Torres, manager corporate communications, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., Celebrity Cruises' parent company, responded with this statement: "On Friday, we experienced a mechanical issue that caused the ship to temporarily lose power for approximately 10 minutes. The issue was resolved...and in an abundance of caution, we worked with the United States Coast Guard to conduct a verification inspection our vessel’s operational safety."
That successfully completed, "the Celebrity Solstice was cleared and is operating as normal," said Torres. "We apologize for any inconvenience caused to our guests."
Celebrity Solstice is now sailing on its week-long Alaska cruise itinerary.