May 30, 2003
As a result of a damaged propeller on Radisson Seven Seas’ Voyager, the cruise line has canceled the June 3rd sailing. The ship, which only debuted last month, apparently hit a submerged object Sunday while making port-side maneuvers in Dubrovnik. Voyager managed to limp back to Venice roughly on schedule (it was a few hours late) and did complete the voyage (which wound up on May 27). After a temporary fix in Venice, the ship sailed off for its next scheduled trip. Alas, Voyager will need more permanent repairs, which will take place in Genoa and which means RSSC will cancel its planned June 3rd week-long Rome to Monaco trip. RSSC says Voyager’s repairs will only cause it to miss that one sailing; the next scheduled trip, a ten-day cruise from Monaco to Southampton starting June 10, will depart on schedule. Passengers booked on the canceled cruise are being offered a full refund along with 50 percent off a future trip.