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Old September 23rd, 2013, 12:27 PM
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I just got this statement from Princess..

Here is the update on Royal Princess as of today, 9/23:

After yesterday’s power outage on Royal Princess as she was sailing in the Mediterranean between Mykonos and Naples, power was restored and the ship continued to Naples, where she is now scheduled to arrive early Tuesday morning. The ship’s technical team continued to evaluate the problem overnight and, upon further assessment, it became apparent that repairs need to be made to fully resolve the situation. We sincerely regret this means the remainder of the current cruise will be cancelled, and passengers will disembark the ship in Naples.

Passengers will be provided a full refund of their cruise fare, along with a 25% future cruise credit. Princess is making homeward air arrangements for passengers, and we anticipate that passengers will spend Tuesday night onboard and depart the ship on Wednesday. Subject to approval from our Flag State and Classification Society, Royal Princess will then depart for Barcelona with crew only.

We have dispatched a care team to Naples to ensure that all our passengers are provided with any assistance they may require.

The impact of the repairs on the next Royal Princess cruise, scheduled to depart from Barcelona on September 27, is not yet known and we will keep passengers fully advised as details become known.

Once again, we are deeply sorry for this unanticipated disruption of our passengers’ vacation plans, and we appreciate their patience and understanding of these circumstances.

Here is our statement from yesterday, 9/22:

Today at approximately 1:30 pm local time, Royal Princess experienced a power outage. Power is currently in the process of being restored, and in the meantime an emergency backup generator has been used to provide essential services, such as toilets. The ship is not in any danger, and the Captain has been keeping passengers regularly informed about the situation. The ship is currently on the seventh day of a 12-day Mediterranean cruise that departed Venice on September 15. There are 3,594 passengers and 1,336 crew members onboard.

Please let me know if you need anything else.
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