Crocked cruise ship out for a month

//Crocked cruise ship out for a month

With cruise ship Ocean Village en route to join the P&O Australia fleet, sister ship Pacific Jewel – the former Ocean Village 2 – is going to be out of commission for four weeks.
As I reported last week, Jewel limped home to Sydney after developing an engine problem, and repairs are going to take longer than first expected.
A five-night Melbourne Cup Cruise – planned to coincide with Australia’s biggest night of horse racing – and a 14-night voyage to Fiji due to depart on November 13 have both been cancelled, and engineers from France have flown out to assist with repairs.
A spokesman for the company said: “Despite our technical team’s around the clock work, there’s no easy solution. After having weighed up the possibilities including a partial repair, we decided a fuller repair is the responsible choice to ensure our passengers’ safety and security.”
Here’s Carnival Australia boss Ann Sherry explaining the decision.

By | 2017-06-15T16:00:18+00:00 27 October 2010|Cruise News|0 Comments

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