Millennium Still in Civitavecchia
Controversy on Millennium's Repairs? Not Necessarily....
Celebrity Millennium Hitch Costs Port Calls
Celebrity has canceled Millennium's July 12 voyage, according to a company statement. The announcement came just hours after the June 30 sailing, already in progress, was axed.
Guests booked on the July 12 sailing will receive a 100 percent refund of everything paid to Celebrity plus a future cruise credit worth the value paid for the canceled cruise. That credit will be good through December 2008 (details and restrictions will be provided to these guests and their travel agents in a letter).
As we reported earlier, Millennium will remain in Civitavecchia until July 11 as passengers will be disembarking over the next few days. Celebrity is providing two options: free flights home from Rome or complimentary ground transportation to Venice, where passengers can participate in post-cruise activities and/or head home on their previously scheduled return flights.
After all of the passengers have disembarked, the ship will set sail for Palermo where it will undergo remaining repairs to a damaged propeller blade in dry dock, according to spokesman Michael Sheehan.
Celebrity has established a help desk to assist guests or travel agents; that toll-free phone number is 888-281-9343.
The ship is expected to re-enter service on July 24.
We'll keep you posted.
--by Melissa Baldwin, Senior Editor