The ship is scheduled to depart Egypt on Wednesday evening, and the 600-mile trip should take two to three days to complete. Arrival at the Hellenic Shipyard, where the work will take place, is therefore estimated for Friday evening or Saturday morning. The repairs will not necessitate that the ship go into dry dock, and all crew will remain onboard.
Princess was forced to cancel the ship's current cruise, and sent 20 Princess Care Team members to Egypt to arrange for transportation to and accommodations in Cairo, as well as flights home, for all onboard passengers. The June 25 cruise has also been cancelled, and the length of repairs will determine the fate of the July 7 departure, which as of now is scheduled to depart as planned.
--by Erica Silverstein, Senior Editor