||2004 and earlier
is expected that Festival Cruises will file for
bankruptcy this week and cease all operations.
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.
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
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 &
|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
||A seven day cruise was cancelled
after failure of a starboard propulsion system.
||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.