|My Travel announced that it was selling its cruise
operations to Cyprus-based Louis Cruises. My Travel will continue
to sell Sun Cruise holidays (operated by Louis Cruises) on Sundream up
to September, Sunbird to January next year, and Sunwing to May 2005.
Seawing will leave the fleet at the end of this summer.
||Out of the Business
||Cruises scheduled for April 4 and
April 18 have been cancelled as a result of the ship being auctioned
off as part of the Royal Olympia bankruptcy. The ship was
chartered by Sun Cruises from Royal Olympia. Royal Caribbean had
sold the ship to Royal Olympia and there is rumor that Sun Cruises will
work something out with RCCL.
||As the ship was being guided into the dock at La Gomera, it
collided with the pier. It required repairs at Tenerife and
returned early to Southampton. The following cruise was also
shortened (to accommodate time needed for repairs).
||Reported by a passenger that a significant number of
passengers became ill with
gastrointestinal disease during this cruise. There is no report
from UK authorities about the number affected,
although there had been a Norwalk-like virus outbreak a couple
of weeks earlier.
||Vessel reported 95 passengers and 12 crew with
gastrointestinal illness. The vessel made one U.S. port of call
in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands on January 31, and then proceeded
onto Venezuela. A U.K. public health laboratory confirmed
gastrointestinal illness from the ill passengers and crews’ stool
||2002 and earlier
||A 14 year old girl was lured to a crew member's cabin by the
of an alcoholic drink and was raped by 3 crewmen (dining room waiters).
mother reportedly was told that the cruise line was not responsible
the waiters were not acting in their capacity as waiters -- this
in their own time.
||Failing generators; no air
conditioning and limited power for 2 days. Same problem the
||Passengers evacuated the ship after it ran over rocks and damaged a propeller which caused an oil leak. The damage was done after the ship pulled away from Calica (Mexico) and the damage wasnoticed when the ship was south of Cancun (8 hours later). The ship spilled 50-tons of fuel and contamination was detected along surrounding beaches.||Grounded -
||The ship suffered technical
difficulties mid-Atlantic and returned to Tenerife for
repairs. The fresh water system had failed and there was
insufficient water for passenger requirements,
||Technical problems - Delayed