|24.10.2012||Crystal Symphony||Cruise Critic reports the ship was delayed some 24 hours after a propulsion malfunction required significant repairs. The ship, scheduled to depart Montreal on the evening of October 22, eventually departed at 6 p.m. October 23. The delay forced the ship to skip its scheduled call in Quebec City.||
Propulsion problems - delayed departure
|17.4.11||Crystal Symphony||The Times Colonist reports major Victoria taxi companies boycotted the first cruise ship of the season Saturday as they seek a reduction in the annual charge to serve cruise lines at Ogden Point. When Crystal Symphony arrived at Ogden Point about 7: 45 a.m., independent taxi drivers, who have paid the $200 charge plus HST, scooped up one or two fares. Several limousines were also waiting. But the majority of passengers were led to waiting tour buses. Passengers on board were told about the taxi boycott and had also been advised that the downtown buses were free. On Friday, Kuldeep Singh, the president of a group representing the major taxi companies, said the boycott will continue until the group meets with the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority on the issue, which has been a concern for several years. The Greater Victoria Taxi Association, which has more than 200 members, is fighting the annual charge levied per car to serve cruise lines at Ogden Point. Association members include Yellow Cab of Victoria, Victoria Taxi, Esquimalt Taxi and Bluebird Cabs.||
|The CDC reports 37 of 814 passengers (4.55%) and 14 of 569 crew (2.46%) have reported ill with gastrointestinal illness. The ship arrives in San Pedro, California November 21st on a cruise that began November 2.||Illness|
The Croatian Times reports the ship has been fined 62,000 kunas or 8,524 Euros because it dumped ashes into the sea. The Dubrovnik harbour-master’s office imposed the fine today. The incident occurred last weekend near Lokrum Island near Dubrovnik when the ship was leaving. A local beach was left covered by ashes.
|From a passenger: The ship hit with a large wave in the Drake Passage on the night of December 29-30, resulting in a broken stateroom window on deck 5. Seas were quite rough at the time. There was water damage in the stateroom and adjacent hallways and other nearby staterooms. Rumors of a passenger injury, but no statement. The ship returned to the Ushuaia area where repairs were made on the 30th. Whether the return to Ushuaia was due to the broken window or the high seas or a combination is conjecture. After spending the 30th anchored off Ushuaia, the ship headed south again and had an uneventful set of crossings through the Drake Passage.||Damage from high seas|
||The incoming cruise was delayed 2 hours because of
fog. Passengers waited outside the terminal for 1.5 hours before
being advised of the delay. According to one passenger, "There
were several hundred people outside without any directions as to what
to do with luggage, where to go, and when they'd be allowed to check in.
||The CDC reports that 20 of 570 passengers (3.5%) and 3 of 560 crew members (.5%) reported ill during the April 14 - April 25 cruise ending in Ft. Lauderdale..||Illness|
||A 49 year old man apparently fell overboard accidentally
when the ship was 100 miles south of Ensenada (Mexico). About 6
AM kitchen crew saw the man fall from an upper deck and a life ring was
thrown to him. He was pulled from the water 30 minutes later.
||Crystal Harmony||A crew member disappeared while
the ship was en route to Fanning Island from Kailua-Kona.
Security cameras show him leaving his hatch at 12:45 AM and he wasn't
that contrary to a written promise to not discharge
in the Monterey Bay Marine Sanctuary, the ship discharged 36,000
gallons of treated bilge, treated sewage, and grey water during its
visit on October 9, 2002. The company stated that it didn't
report the discharge because it wasn't illegal -- it only represented
that they didn't keep their promise.
in March 2003 that contrary to a written promise to
not discharge in the Monterey Bay Marine Sanctuary, the ship discharged
36,000 gallons of treated bilge, treated sewage, and grey water.
The company stated that it didn't report the discharge because it
wasn't illegal --
it only represented that they didn't keep their promise.
||A small fire broke out in the
smokestak as the ship was docked at Ogden Point (Victoria, BC).
All passengers were evacuated and the local fire department said it
would be several hours before things cool down enough for an