Wasn't 'limping', just a bit slower than normal due to a 'minor technical issue'. Said they were 2 hours late coming into port so they're going to stay 2 hours longer to make up for it. But the problem has been fixed and everything is back to normal.
We've been on several ships where minor problems occur and they were never reported worldwide as major issues. Things like this happen to alot of ships, but it just seems lately everyone is becoming alot more aware of them, reporting them more widely, and blowing minor issues out of proportion.
If you drive your car long distances 365 days a year, occasionally you have to make some repairs and it'll be out of service for a few hours or a couple of days. And ships are obviously much more complex than a car, plus they don't have the luxury of being able to be out of service for a few hours or a few days to fix problems. So they are constantly performing preventive maintenance. Still, things happen and should just be taken in stride.
__________________ 47 Cruises & Counting! Favorites: Paul Gauguin to Tahiti: Uniworld River Cruises in Europe; any of the Celebrity Solstice-class ships; Holland America for 12-nights in the Baltics & Russia; RCCL for 14-night Greek Isles, Turkey, & Croatia; Holland America for 14-day Alaska cruisetour; 10-night Canada/New England cruise; 21 days in Hawaii including a 7-night NCL cruise; Oceania for 25 days in Asia; & 3 months touring Europe by train. And many days spent in all-inclusive resorts!