Cruise News Celebrity Cruise Ship Develops Propulsion Problems

Celebrity Cruise Ship Develops Propulsion Problems

The Celebrity Silhouette has been slowed with propulsion problems and the cruise ship will have shortened calls in several ports for the rest of the summer and much of the fall.  The cruise line does not know at this time when they will be able to fix the propulsion problem on the Silhouette.

This latest problem restricts the top speed of the Silhouette and the system is operating at less than optimal efficiency.  The propulsion problem does not affect the maneuverability of the ship and there is no risk to the safety of the passengers and crew members.

The cruise ship will have slightly modified itineraries until mid November.

  • June 22, 11 night Italy & Croatia: Shortened stops in Dubronvik and Civitavecchia
  • July 15, 12 night Eastern Med and Greek Isles: Chania will be replaced with a stop in Katakolon
  • July 27/August 24, 7 night Greek Isles: Shortened port calls
  • August 3, 17 night Greek Isles and Turkey: Shortened port calls
  • September 12, 11 night Eastern Med & Greek Isles: Shortened port calls
  • October 4, 14 night Holy Land: Shortened port calls
  • November 1, 15 night Italian Passage: Shortened port calls

It is unknown if the propulsion problem is related to the problem that the Celebrity Millennium encountered last summer which caused the cruise line to have an early end to the Alaska cruise season.  The Millennium needed the entire propulsion pod system replaced.

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Cruise Fever will continue to monitor the propulsion problems with the Silhouette and will update this page if and when more information becomes available.

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Cruise News Celebrity Cruise Ship Develops Propulsion Problems

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  1. Celebrity seems only to invest in their cash generating outlets and not the infrastructure. They remodel restaurants bars and add stores, but fail to maintain their ships. Twice my Celebrity cruise had propulsion problems and they failed to live up to their itinerary and failed to compensate. instead hiding behind their contract legalese. Never again will I spend money on Celebrity.

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