Cruise ship and passengers delayed in Seward after electrical problem

Anchorage Daily News staffAugust 11, 2013 

The stranded cruise ship Millennium is moored in Seward on Friday, August 9, 2013, as it awaits repairs to its propulsion system.

PHOTO COURTESY DAVE HOBSON

A cruise ship is stuck in Seward until Tuesday, days after its scheduled departure, due to an electrical problem.

On Aug. 8 the Celebrity Millennium cruise ship had an electrical problem with a propulsion motor, the company said in a Facebook posting.

The "intricate repairs" required the boat to stay in port until Aug. 13 instead of taking passengers on a seven-day trip through Alaska's Inside Passage, Celebrity Cruises said.

Customers booked on the cancelled cruising were given the option to re-book their trips or stay on the boat -- in Seward. "One option is for guests to stay onboard during the repair and enjoy all the onboard experiences they have come to expect from a Celebrity Cruises vacation," the company wrote. "For those guests that wish to do so, our staff will do everything they can to make the time onboard as pleasurable as possible."

The ship is expected to sail directly to Vancouver on Tuesday, where it will arrive Friday.

The ship holds 2,138 passengers.

 

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