|2.3.10||Because of the earthquake and tsunami in Chile, the ship has spent a couple of extra days in Valparaiso (Chile) to allow passengers to join and leave the ship. As a consequence, the itinerary for the March 2 cruise has dropped port calls at Stanley (Falkland Islands) and Punta Arenas (Chile),||
|27.2.10||From a reader: Because of strong underwater currents at Huatulco, MX, the ship docked and then less than 10 minutes later left the dock. The forward and aft ropes broke. Many little boats in Huatulco sank as well as unmanned boats went out to sea. You saw no wave (tsunami) but you could see like an underwater flash flood/current moving the opposite direction from the waves. It was cool to see. We were looking forward to Huatulco, but I have not found anyone aboard who is upset. I am sure everyone is glad just to have another day at sea before we end on Sunday.||
Aborted port call
|2.11.09||The ship was cited for violating Alaska Wastewater Quality Standards in September. There were two violations. The ship's effluent on September 3 and September 11 exceeded the allowable level of ammonia.||Environmental|
|23.10.09||The ship was cited for violating Alaska Wastewater Quality Standards in August. There were two violations. The ship's effluent on August 14 and August 20 exceeded the allowable level of ammonia.||Environmental|
|1.9.09||The ship was cited for violating Alaska Wastewater Quality Standards in July. On July 9, the ship's effluent exceeded the allowable level of ammonia.||Environmental|
|14.8.09||The ship was cited for violating Alaska Wastewater Quality Standards in June. There were two violations. The ship's effluent on June 11 and June 25 exceeded the allowable level of ammonia.||Environmental|
|27.7.09||The Juneau Empire reports the ship violated Alaska Wastewater Quality Standards for ammonia three times in May 2009. On May 14th the concentration of ammonia was 130 mg/L (effluent limit is 80.4 mg/L), May 27th it was 120 mg/L, and May 28th it was 160 mg/L.||Environmental|
Empire reports that each ship reportedly violated
wastewater discharge permit in September (2008), according to Alaska
samples from the ship had higher-than-permitted ammonia.
||The Juneau Empire reports that each ship reportedly violated its wastewater discharge permit in August (2008), according to Alaska state regulators. Wastewater samples from the ship had higher-than-permitted ammonia (twice on Island Princess, once on Sapphire and Sun Princess.||Environmental|
||The Juneau Empire reports the ships violated its wastewater discharge permit in May, June and July (2008), according to Alaska state regulators. Wastewater samples from the ship had higher-than-permitted zinc.||Environmental|
||2007 and earlier
||A veteran harbour pilot died when he fell from a ladder and
was hit by the pilot boat after navigating the ship out of Nawiliwili
Harbour (Kaua'i, Hawai'i). The accident occurred about 5PM.
||From a passenger: A toddler fell overboard when her mother set her on the railing on the gangway staircase. The mother let go of the child to put her documents back into her purse. The 3 yr old fell overboard between the ship and the dock while at port in Ensenada, MX. The toddler was alright after staff ran to her rescue and one person jumped in.||Reminder to take care
||From a passenger: The port call at Kona, Hawaii
on Dec. 31, 2005 was cancelled due to forecast of high surf in the
afternoon that would make tenders dangerous. The Captain
announced the changed itinerary at about 8:00a.m. and we proceeded
directly to Ensenada, Mexico which was changed from four hour
service stop to all day stop.
that the ship's delivery will be delayed 2 months.
The maiden voyage, originally planned to be a Panama Canal
transit on May 13, is now set for July 12 -- an Alaska sailing from
Vancouver to Seward.
Delay / Cancelation
|6.5.09||The ship reported 7 of 894 (0.56%) crew and 100 of 1954 (5.12%) passengers had reported ill with gastrointestinal illness on a 14 day cruise ending May 7.|
|20.3.09||From a passenger: A friend and I are currently on the 10-day Panama cruise out of Fort Lauderdale, FL, and suspect a norovirus outbreak. As of yesterday, passengers are not allowed to serve themselves in the buffet and dinner rolls in the restaurants are served by waiters, not in baskets where passengers help themselves. Staff are everywhere with antiseptic spray, wiping down everything all day long.|
||The ship reported that 37 of 916 4.04%) crew and 179 of 1936 (9.25%) passengers had reported ill on a 15 day Hawaii cruise to/from Los Angeles (26 Jan - 10 Feb). Symptons were consistent with gastrointestinal illness (e.g., norovirus). One passenger suggests the number of ill passengers was 2 or more times the numbers given by the CDC -- here are his comments.|
||2006 and earlier
||The ship reported that 11 of 905 (1.22%) crew and 109 of 1959 (5.56%) passengers had reported ill on the 21 October - 5 November cruise to Hawai'i, leaving from and returning to Los Angeles. Symptoms were consistent with gastrointestinal illness (e.g., norovirus).|
a second week in a row, passengers were struck with
illness consistent witn norovirous. On June
9, the ship
reported that 66 passengers and 19 crew had reported illness consistent
with norovirus. The cruise began in
Whittier and will end June 12 in
passengers and 49 crew were reportedly stricken with
norovirus. The seven-day cruise began in Vancouver on May 29 and
ended a day early in Whittier on June 4.