Cruise NewsAzamara Cancels Cruise for Repairs After Debris Hits Cruise Ship

Azamara Cancels Cruise for Repairs After Debris Hits Cruise Ship

After Azamara Club Cruises had to cut a cruise short due to propeller damage when debris hit one of their cruise ships, the cruise line is now canceling an upcoming cruise (March 3) for repairs.

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Yesterday when the Azamara Journey was sailing towards Toyko, the ship noticed an unusual vibration.  Upon inspection, the crew noticed that one of the ship’s two propellers had been damaged when some debris hit the cruise ship.

The ship is able to travel at reduced speeds and no one on the ship is in any danger.  There are currently 601 passengers onboard and 399 crew members.

The Journey is scheduled to arrive in Kyoto (Osaka) on February 28, 2014.  Passengers will remain on the ship until Sunday, when they will be flown to where the ship was originally scheduled to end in Shanghai.  Hotel accommodations will also be provided by the cruise line.

Passengers who are on the current voyage will receive a refund for the lost cruise days along with a 25% credit towards a future cruise.

Passengers who were scheduled to be on the March 3, 2014 sailing will receive a full refund of their cruise fare.  They will also receive a future cruise certificate worth 75% of the cruise fare that they paid.

The cruise line is asking guests who have questions to call them toll free at 1-855-292-4636 (U.S. and Canada).  If any guest is outside of North America, Azamara is asking them to contact their local Azamara Club Cruises office.

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