Regent Seven Seas Cruises' (RSSC) Seven Seas Voyager, currently on a 115-night world cruise, has been forced to cancel two calls due to damage to one of the ship's propulsion pods. As the ship is operating at reduced speed, it will skip scheduled visits to Mumbai and Abu Dhabi, instead heading straight to Dubai where repairs will be completed.
As reported on cruise-community.com, fishing line became entangled in the ship's propeller causing one of the propulsion pods to shut down. Engineers from the company that manufactures the pods joined the ship in Cochin, India, to make repairs, but ultimately determined that the problem could not be fixed right away and additional repairs would be necessary when the ship arrived in Dubai.
Because of its reduced speed, Seven Seas Voyager has skipped its next two calls in Mumbai and Abu Dhabi, and will reach Dubai on Monday night or Tuesday morning. According to spokesman Andrew Poulton, passengers will be compensated for the missed ports; details of the compensation plan will be finalized by week's end.
--by Erica Silverstein, Senior Editor
RSSC Cancels Two Seven Seas Voyager Calls Due to Propulsion Issues
March 26, 2009