A problem with one of the Celebrity Millennium’s two propulsion motors caused the ship to show up in its disembarkation port, Seward, hours after her scheduled arrival time. The problem became apparent on the final day of a northbound Vancouver to Seward sailing.
According to Celebrity, the problem with the propulsion system will need to be repaired before the ship can sail her next sailing. The Millennium’s next sailing was scheduled to sail yesterday (8/9) from Seward to Vancouver. Due to the current state of the propulsion system, the Celebrity Millennium will not be able to sail until at least Tuesday. During this time, the Celebrity Millennium will act as a “floating hotel” in the port of Seward for this week’s embarking guests, while the necessary repairs are made to the ship’s propulsion system. Celebrity has confirmed that all hotel systems are fully functional.
Celebrity has announced that all guests will be fully reimbursed for this sailing and will receive a 50%- 100% discount on a future cruise depending on if they remain aboard or decide to leave the sailing. If guests decide to leave the sailing, Celebrity Cruises has offered to assist in arranging their travel to return home. Guests are also being given the option to stay in Anchorage, which is located around 127 miles away from Seward.
“We know this is very disappointing for our guests, and we share that disappointment,” Celebrity says in a statement.
Once the necessary repairs are made to the Millennium’s propulsion systems, the ship will sail directly to Vancouver, skipping all scheduled ports in order to arrive in Vancouver on time.