MIAMI, July 6 — Celebrity Cruises is fully refunding the cruise fare paid by all guests on its June 30 sailing of Celebrity Millennium due to itinerary disruptions caused by propeller damage. Celebrity Millennium departed Barcelona, Spain, June 30 on a 12-night Mediterranean sailing to conclude in Venice, Italy, July 12. On July 2, while anchored off Villefranche, France, the ship’s propellers struck a submerged rock, following an electrical malfunction. Three of the four blades on the starboard propeller and one on the port propeller needed replacement. The ship’s itinerary has been significantly altered to allow repairs to be made.
“We sincerely apologize to our guests for the disappointment they have experienced on this cruise,” said Dan Hanrahan, president of Celebrity Cruises. “We share in their disappointment, and believe that offering a full refund is the right thing to do.”