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Royal Princess loses power delaying stop in St. Thomas

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Numerous power outages on the newest ship in the Princess fleet over the past twenty four hours will delay her reaching St. Thomas on time tomorrow. She was scheduled to arrive in St. Thomas at 8:00 a.m. on April 2nd, but will now be arriving at noon instead, they will, however, extend their stay in St. Thomas until 8:00 p.m. to make up for the loss of time for that stop.

The first power outage was reported at around 8:10 a.m as the ship was heading into Princess Cays, and only lasted about 15 minutes. More power outages plagued the ship through out the night, although Princess has stated that they were not related to the first power outage, but to a generator. The next two power outages occured at 1:30 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. this morning, affecting basic hotel functions and the ship's propulsion, which forced the ship to slow down to only 15 knots. The problem was fixed quickly and the ship is now back up to full cruising speed heading towards St. Thomas.

Captain Tony Draper, reportedly, kept passengers updated regularly on all issues, making several announcements over the ship's public address system.

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