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Date Published: January 28, 2010
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Antarctica Season Canceled for Damaged Cruise Ship
Earlier this month, the starboard propeller of Travel Dynamics International's Clelia II was damaged when the ship ran into rocks at the landing cove at Petermann Island on the Antarctic Peninsula. The line had to cancel two scheduled cruises for repairs -- and now it appears the whole season's been scrapped.

According to a report on trade Web site cruise-community.com, damages are more severe than initially thought -- once the ship arrived in dry-dock, workers realized the propeller couldn't be repaired and needed to be replaced. The ship remains in dry-dock awaiting a new propeller being manufactured in Denmark (that process, through to delivery, takes seven weeks, hence the cancelation of more cruises).

The cruise news site further reports that the expedition ship is expected to be back in operation in time for its Amazon season, which will begin on March 20, 2010.

A representative for Travel Dynamics was not immediately available to confirm details and answer questions about compensation being offered to impacted cruise travelers.

We'll keep you posted.

--by Melissa Paloti, Managing Editor

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