Celebrity Cruises has decided to cancel the remainder of the Celebrity Millennium’s Alaskan cruise season. The cruise ship has been plagued with propulsion problems the past few weeks and the ship will be out of commission with repairs until late September.
Celebrity has canceled the Aug. 23. Aug. 30, Sept 6., and Sept. 13 sailings on the Millennium. Propulsion problems began to surface last week and the vessel has been docked in Ketchikan, Alaska since Sunday.
The 2,100 passenger cruise ship will return to service on September 22 when the ship will sail out of San Diego, CA on a 15 night Panama Canal cruise to Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
Celebrity Cruises issued the following statement: “We are deeply sorry for this unexpected and disappointing development in our guests’ upcoming vacation”.
Passengers who were on the Millennium when the ship experienced problems in Ketchikan will receive a full refund of their cruise fare and a voucher towards a future cruise. Those who were scheduled to be on one of the cruises that were canceled will also receive a full refund of their cruise fare and certificate towards a future cruise.
The Millennium first began to have problems when the ship arrived late into the port of Seward, Alaska on August 9. After 3 days of repairs and missed ports, Celebrity refunded all of the passenger’s cruise fares and offered a credit towards a future cruise.
Celebrity Cruises is owned and operated by Royal Caribbean International. Cruise Fever will continue to monitor the Millennium and will update this page as more information becomes available.