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