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It is frightening.  The Koningsdam was drifting for more than an hour this fall in the Med.      

emergency lights came on,  but no engines.   But you just don’t know what may happen! Thankfully they got things back on line but we had tugs and coast guard escorting us through the straits of Messina, just in case! 

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10 hours ago, jenp123 said:

They announced the propulsion issue as said above and then the 2nd announcement mentioned the power failure.  Toilets and a/c were not working.  We were told not to take the elevators but many people were still using them.  Lighting in cabin was fine.  The dining room was only serving cold items and scrambled eggs during the outage.  All was restored in less than 2 hrs and tendering was up and running as soon as the main systems came back online.  Crew did an excellent job and staff cabin kept everyone up to date.

 

Thank you for the update.

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16 hours ago, jenp123 said:

They announced the propulsion issue as said above and then the 2nd announcement mentioned the power failure.  Toilets and a/c were not working.  We were told not to take the elevators but many people were still using them.  Lighting in cabin was fine.  The dining room was only serving cold items and scrambled eggs during the outage.  All was restored in less than 2 hrs and tendering was up and running as soon as the main systems came back online.  Crew did an excellent job and staff cabin kept everyone up to date.

 

I'm glad to hear that communication was good. Yes, "ship happens," but everyone deals with it more calmly if they understand what's happening.

 

I hope that any further surprises in your cruise are good ones!

 

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Just one last post now that we are back in Ft. Lauderdale...

 

Here is a photo of the tenders and tug keeping the Veendam in place a few days ago. Not something we have seen before. 
 

Eventually the tug got tied up to the ship...


No other issues since then. Getting ready to head out this afternoon on week #2. Life is good!


 

 

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She had issues last November when we were on her...however I am still looking to maybe get back on her in a few weeks!!

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