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SS Olympic - 1996 (med)
Ocean Village - 2004(Caribbean)
Ocean Village - 2006 (Caribbean)
Oceana - 2008 (Iberia)
Norwegian Jade - 2008 (West Med)
Ocean Village 2 - 2009 (East Med)
Ventura - 2009 (Caribbean)
Independence of the Seas - 2010 (West Med)
Azura - 2011 (Caribbean)
Ventura - 2013 (West Med)
Independence of the Seas - 2013 (West Med)
Hi Matthew. We are currently working with the manufacturers and shore support to identify and rectify an issue with the starboard propulsion motor on Ventura. We can assure everyone that power and services on the ship are unaffected. We’ll keep everyone updated with any further developments.
Thought Ventura was in Hamburg for the refit about now!
We disembarked her in Barbados and she is doing her T/A back to Southampton ready for her refit.
Past cruises: P&O Oceana June 2005, May 2007 & Feb 2011, P&O Arcadia May 2006, P&O Aurora May 2008, Princess Cruises Emerald Princess March 2009, P&O Oriana August 2009, Cunard Queen Victoria April 2010 & September 2011, P&O Azura June 2010, June 2012, March 2014, Princess Cruises Crown Princess September 2010 & March 2012, Celebrity Eclipse June 2011, Cunard QM2 August 2012, Ruby Princess Nov 2012, Ventura February 2013, Royal Princess June 2013, Celebrity Constellation Sept 2013, Cunard Queen Elizabeth June 2014
looks like still having problems, the person on board has now said that as they were floating around so long and now cant seem to get over 18kts they now cant go to Madeira but will be diverting to Ponta delgada.
Reading between the lines, if the starboard motor is not working, this means only one propeller instead of two, hence the slower speed. All the diesel generators should be working so there should be plenty of power on board, in fact less will be required as they are only driving one propeller.
Ponta Delgada is a shorter route back to Southampton. The P&O tracking chart shows speed of 15knots. Ventura is due back in Southampton on 22 March. They may struggle to meet that but will probably make the Ponta Delgada visit a half day or miss it all together.
Previous P&O (32) Costa, Royal Caribbean (2), Cunard
Good job she is going into dry dock when they get back. At least it happened now and not after the refit.
Previous Cruises: Emerald Princess 14 Nights Mediterranean Adventurer 12th July 2014 Independence of the Seas 14 nights Spanish Mediterranean 27th July 2013 Independence of the Seas 14 nights Italian Mediterranean 28th July 2012 Ventura 14 nights Western Mediterranean 30th July 2011 Independence of the Seas 14 nights Italian Mediterranean 17th July 2010