I received an e-mail from my travel agent today saying that the Millennium was having some major engine problems this week and operating on fifty percent power. Has anyone heard anything about this? We were on it last week and everything was great.
I was on the 1/7 cruise also. It did seem as though we were sailing slower than usual as the week went on. I had heard it was experiencing a problem while we were still on the ship. Maybe that is why we got into some ports late? All in all, it was still a great cruise.....I sure wasn't in a hurry to get anywhere!
What was your favorite thing about the cruise?
We were also on the 1/7 sailing of the millennium and found no problem with the arrival times in port... most days were early arrivals. only coming into Nassau did the ship seem to be going slow as we were approaching the island. Outside of a little vibration during the cruise, nothing really different that on other ships.. plan to have a great time, without any problems. bon voyage. you wont have any trouble. p.s. travel agents dont always have answers.. i have learned from past experience. jay
Slow boat to paradise? We leave at 3 am tomorrow! I hope the ports aren't cut too short? We are really looking forward to this cruise on the Millie. I am just relieved, that they didn't cancel the cruise.
Donna, Thanks for the link to the news article. I noticed some rescheduling of port arrival, but really didn't care, we just really love to ride the ship. Sometimes later in the week I thought that we might have been going slower, but like Mary Lou, sure wasn't in any hurry to get anywhere, that was the whole idea. I guess the best thing we liked about our cruise was the balcony cabin. This was the first that we have had in our 5 cruises. It will be hard to do without one again. It was a great cruise!
So glad you enjoyed your Millennium cruise, even with the slight problem, hey you didn't even know about it :-) As for the balcony cabin, those are the absolute best, the only way to cruise. May your future cruises have balconies, I know we have to have one now, gosh are we spoiled or what? Happy Cruising!
We just returned today from the Milli (Unfortunately to 6 inches of snow!) We did not experience any time changes in the ports. We also arrived early in a few ports. We were awakened one morning by the vibration but that was the only time we felt anything. It only lasted about 10 seconds. It was a great cruise!!
agreed...I thought we were actually early on most arrivals (also on the cruise from 1-7). But we were late for a couple of ports on the second week, from 1-14 to 1-21 (we did back to back). By the same token, the engines were even more quiet on the second trip.