From Seatrade Insider:
Norwegian Dream update
Norwegian Dream is proceeding with its revised Alaska itineraries from Seattle as the company hopes to fix an engine problem while en route. The glitch has slowed the ship for a number of cruises, with customers notified in advance of the need to drop Sitka from the port lineup in order to keep the schedule.
The on-going problem, which is affecting one engine, was caused when a connecting rod came out of the side of the engine block, NCL spokeswoman Susan Robison told Seatrade Insider. This caused the crankshaft to bend and damaged a camshaft. 'We are awaiting repair on the camshaft,' Robison said.
'We are trying to fix the problem as we go,' she added. 'If we can't then we will have to go to drydock but it looks good that we will be able to fix as we go.'
Seatrade Insider earlier reported that the problem had been fixed and erroneously said Sitka was back on the schedule. Actually, it was a separate glitch that cropped up on the last cruise that was repaired. That glitch and other factors, including a tour bus breakdown in Prince Rupert, had caused Norwegian Dream to arrive late back into Seattle last week, necessitating the need to drop Ketchikan on the current sailing.
Customers on that cruise had been given the option to cancel penalty-free; those who sailed are receiving a $300 per cabin shipboard credit.