Carnival Vista cruises cancelled to fix thruster

Carnival Cruise Line has cancelled three July departures of the 3,934-passenger Carnival Vista to fix a propulsion problem. The Vista is a relatively new ship that entered service in May 2016. The problem left the ship only able to operate at reduced speeds. Carnival said the Vista has been operating on revised itineraries the lastContinue reading “Carnival Vista cruises cancelled to fix thruster”

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Norwegian Cruise Line Alters Norwegian Star Itinerary Due to Propulsion Issue

Norwegian Star Photo credit by Dave Jones Weeks after repairs to Norwegian Star’s starboard-side azipod, a separate propulsion-related problem forced the line to alter the ship’s itineraries. Problems arose in the 2,240-passenger ship’s port-side azipod midway through a 33-night Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand cruise that departed January 16 from Hong Kong. Azipods are engine componentsContinue reading “Norwegian Cruise Line Alters Norwegian Star Itinerary Due to Propulsion Issue”

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U.S. Coast Guard: Anthem of the Seas Azipod Damaged in Storm

Anthem of the Seas by gCaptain One of two diesel-electric azipod units used to propel Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas sustained damage as the ship battled an intense hurricane-force storm off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina on Sunday. The storm-damaged cruise ship returned to the Liberty Cruise Terminal in Bayonne, New Jersey on Wednesday evening and as crewsContinue reading “U.S. Coast Guard: Anthem of the Seas Azipod Damaged in Storm”

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