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Celebrity Millennium Alaska Sailings Disrupted for Second Time in 10 Days

Aug 21, 2013 2:15 am

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The Celebrity Millennium sailing on August 9 also was disrupted, that time with propulsion problems. Now, 10 days later, Celebrity sends passengers home because of unspecified mechanical issues. You’d think the cruise line would fix the ship’s problems the first time around.

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This Sunday, Aug. 19, 2013 photo shows a small crowd as it gathers near Berth 3 to watch the Celebrity Cruises Millennium return to Ketchikan, Alaska. Alex Bosworth / AP Photo/Ketchikan Daily News


Celebrity Cruises says it’s cancelling the remainder of a seven-night cruise to Alaska after mechanical issues forced a ship carrying more than 3,100 passengers and crew members to return to port in Ketchikan.

Four additional sailings scheduled to take place on the same ship also have been canceled.

A cruise line spokeswoman said late Tuesday by email that the repairs needed on the Celebrity Millennium have forced the cancellation of sailings scheduled for Aug. 23, Aug. 30, Sept. 6 and Sept. 13.

Spokeswoman Cynthia Martinez says guests booked on a canceled sailing will receive a full refund, as well as a certificate for a future cruise.

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