Azipod glitch cancels upcoming 15-day Norwegian Star cruise

Norwegian Star - scheduled to resume service April 27 from Miami Norwegian Star - scheduled to resume service April 27 from Miami

Due to a technical issue with the ship’s ABB-manufactured Azipod propulsion system, Norwegian Star’s 15-day Panama Canal cruise, scheduled to depart on April 12 from Los Angeles, has been canceled.

The ship will be out of service from April 12-26 to repair the Azipod, a Norwegian Cruise Line spokeswoman said. Norwegian Star is to resume scheduled sailings on April 27 from Miami.

Passengers on the canceled cruise will receive a full refund and a 50% future cruise credit. 

Norwegian Star had just re-entered service after a two-week drydock refurbishment that included an Azipod hydrodynamic upgrade.

Norwegian apologized for the inconvenience caused by the cancellation.

 

Posted 07 April 2015

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