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Events at Sea by Festival Cruises

The events listed have been reported in the public domain or to cruisejunkie by passengers or crew members onboard.  The list is by no means comprehensive.  For that reason it is necessary to be cautious in drawing conclusions from the potentially limited data.  Keep in mind that some companies may be more transparent than others about things that go wrong; conversely, some companies may be better at concealing events and thereby project an appearance that is inaccurate.  With that said, the following list is still interesting, as are the patterns seen viewed separately by ship.

Updated 1 March 07
2004 and earlier
Festival Cruises
It is expected that Festival Cruises will file for bankruptcy this week and cease all operations.
The cruise scheduled to depart from Santo Domingo on January 31 has been cancelled, given the company's financial difficulties.  All seven ships owned by Festival Cruises are now idle.
27.1.04 Azur
The ship suffered propulsion problems (one engine broke down) on Friday in bad weather off Antalya and was unable to enter port.  It cut short its call to Rhodes, skipped Pireaus, and ended in Ravenna, Italy instead of Venice as planned.  The January 27th cruise has been cancelled.
Engine Problems / Cancellation
Mistral, European Stars, and European Vision
A dispute with creditors leads to the Misral being seized in Marseille with 700 passengers onboard, the European Stars being seized in Barcelona with 750 passengers onboard, and the European Vision being impounded in Barbados with 1300 passengers onboard.  Sailings scheduled for the last week of January have been cancelled.

Mistral &
European Stars
Announced that the Mistral will be pulled from Cuba a month early (four cruises canceled).  It will be substituted for the European Stars' originally planned inaugural (first two or three) voyages. Late delivery / Cancellation
European Vision
A seven day cruise was cancelled after failure of a starboard propulsion system. 
Engine Failure
The ship suffered a propulsion malfunction that necessaitated repairs and cut short the August 4 cruise from Marseille.  
Engine problem / Cancelation
The ship, which had been sailing for Dominica, ran aground about 1300 feet off the south shore of Nevis, apparentlky because of a navigagtional error.  The were no injuries, but the ship suffered minoir damage to its hull and took on some water.  It proceeded to Antigua on its own power.