Propulsion Malfunction Slows Celebrity Millennium

January 2, 2007
Celebrity Millennium, currently sailing an Eastern Caribbean cruise, has experienced an electrical short that provides power to the ship's port propulsion system. As a result, the ship has been forced to slow down -- reducing its cruising speed from 22 knots to 17.

This has resulted in the cancellation of one port -- the Dominican Republic's Casa de Campo -- but the ship will make it to San Juan, its next call, as scheduled. It is expected that Celebrity specialists and engineers will meet Celebrity Millennium there and make repairs.

Compensation was offered based on fare paid; a Celebrity spokesman would not reveal specifics.

According to a statement from Celebrity, it is not expected that the wiring problem will impact upcoming cruises; but we'll let you know if there's more to report.