Aurora is finally on her way

//Aurora is finally on her way

Propulsion problems finally repaired, Aurora left Auckland just after 5.00 pm local time today, and is now racing across the Pacific. Despite cancelling calls in Tahiti, she will be a day late arriving in San Francisco, and is now scheduled to arrive there on March 24.
There will be one brief stop on the 6,500-mile journey – at Honolulu – for re-fuelling and to take on provisions and fresh water.
Many of the 1,700 passengers will be leaving the ship in San Francisco, and P&O will be re-arranging their flights home. Similar changes will have to be made for passengers joining the ship in California for the final leg of the 93-night world cruise, which is due to end in Southampton on April 13.
One passenger, a Gibraltar businessman writing on the Cruise Critic forums, said: “We sailed just turned 5pm. The captain says pilot will leave at 6.00 pm and shortly after the ship will stop for more testing. ”
Then around 9.00 pm we will drop off the engineers by pilot boat. Then off we sail for Hawaii. I Just hope we don’t wake up and find we are back in Auckland.”

By | 2009-03-12T10:38:16+00:00 12 March 2009|Cruise News|0 Comments

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