P&O Ventura Sailing At Reduced Power Across the Atlantic

po cruisesIt is being reported that P&O’s Ventura has lost power to its starboard propeller and is currently sailing at a reduced speed. The Ventura is currently sailing a transatlantic cruise which is expected to arrive in Southampton, it’s debarkation port, later this week. In order to arrive in Southampton on time, the Ventura will be forced to skip its call in Maderia on Tuesday.

P&O has publicly commented on the situation: “We are currently working with the manufacturers and shore support to identify and rectify an issue with the starboard propulsion motor on Ventura. We can assure everyone that power and services on the ship are unaffected.”

If any new information arises, I will update this article as needed. -Mike

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Photos courtesy of P&O Cruises.

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Mike Faust

Mike Faust is an avid world traveler, often found traversing city streets in Asia and Europe rather than his home city of Boca Raton. Mike has touched down in 39 countries, set sail on 35 cruises, and flown over 400,000 lifetime miles.