Alaska cruise canceled: Vacationers to cruise lines these days just cannot seem to get their money’s worth. Yet another cruise disruption is making news today; the latest being the cancellation of an Alaskan cruise, reports The Associated Press via ABC News on Aug. 21.
A seven-night cruise that disembarked from Vancouver, British Columbia was forced to return to port in Ketchikan, Alaska after the 3,100 passengers and crew on board almost were left stranded in the North Atlantic.
Celebrity Cruises, which operates the 965-foot Millennium ship, cancelled the remainder of the voyage, plus four additional cruises, after “mechanical issues” caused the ship to be reduced to half-propulsion.
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. spokeswoman Cynthia Martinez said Celebrity Cruises “will do whatever is necessary to get our guests back home, at no additional cost to them.” Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. owns the Celebrity Cruise line.
The ship, which had a similar problem on earlier voyages, could have continued under half-power, but Martinez said the choice was made to return to port “in an abundance of caution.”