I recently read some horror stories about Diamond Princess having to cancel some ports because of ship problems. Thrusters or something? An accident maybe. Anyway, does anyone know the straight on this? (we're not scheduled on it until Dec)
I pasted in the contents of the news story from this site. Hope this helps, although from what I've been reading it looks like they have things resolved, at least according to people who have been on the ship recently.
*** Sapphire Princess was delivered to Princess Cruises this week during ceremonies at the Mitsubishi Shipyard in Nagasaki, Japan. The 116,000-ton vessel will be christened June 10 in Seattle and start weekly Alaska service from Seattle on June 13. Sister ship Diamond Princess suffered damage to propeller tips when she slammed against a pier in Victoria BC last Friday during high winds. The vessel is sailing at reduced speed on this week's Alaska cruise from Seattle and missed port calls at Juneau and Victoria. Repairs to the propeller are expected to be completed in time for tomorrow's sailing. Passengers on the affected sailing received a $500 per cabin credit. Both Diamond Princess and Sapphire Princess will return to Seattle in 2005 for Inside Passage cruises. Princess has increased the number of departures for next year. Regal Princess will again sail round-trip from San Francisco to Alaska in 2005 while Coral, Island, Sun and Dawn Princess will again sail the one-way Gulf of Alaska cruises between Vancouver and Whittier next year.
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