Voyager heads to dry dock repairs

//Voyager heads to dry dock repairs

voyager_x.jpgRepairs to MV Voyager, which has remained in the Irish port of Killybegs since two of its generators failed at the end of last month, are to be carried out in dry dock at Bremerhaven, Germany.
Three cruises have now been cancelled because of the problem, but it is expected the ship will be back in service for a summer charter with Always of Belgium from June 25.
Passengers who were on board during the May 25 Celtic Treasures cruise were brought back to Portsmouth from Ireland when trouble first struck on May 28. The June 2 Heritage of the British Isles cruise was also cancelled, but until today it had been hoped a 15-day Land of the Midnight Sun cruise departing from Portsmouth tomorrow (June 11) could go ahead.
However, it has now been cancelled. Operator Voyages of Discovery is contacting all passengers, who will receive a full refund and the option to take either £50 in casho or a 140 per cent credit towards another booking on Voyager or on MV Minerva that is operated by sister company Swan Hellenic.
VoD says it “apologises to all passengers for these unusual and unforeseen circumstances which have arisen as a result of events outside their control.”
The ship, originally built as Crown Monarch in 1990, sailed as Alexander von Humboldt until it was re-launched as Voyager last December after a lengthy refit.

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