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Queen Victoria has arrived safely back at Southampton this morning and is doubtless disembarking passengers – and possibly crew? – before heading off to Bremerhaven for remedial work on her propulsion system. She’s due to leave Southampton at 11 o’clock this morning, according to the ABP Southampton Website. I blogged about this cancellation a few weeks ago when it was first announced.

I’ve also read some confirmation (here and here) that the problem is indeed with the pod, possibly the bearings. For some time QV has been restricted to just 16 knots, so this dry-docking is necessary.

I’ll try to find some webcam links to the Lloyd Werft repair yard so we can keep an eye on QV during the repair.

Update: Queen Victoria got underway at Southampton at about 11:20 BST. She’s scheduled to arrive at Bremerhaven at midday BST tomorrow.

3 Responses to “Queen Victoria cruise cancellation: it's off to Bremerhaven we go!”

  1. Les says:

    Queen Victoria bridge webcam shows she is heading west into the setting sun. Must mean repairs completed. We are glad as starting mini-cruise on Wednesday.

    • Tom says:

      Unfortunately because I’m on Arcadia at the moment I’ve rather lost touch with this’s issue. Thanks for the information.

      • Les says:

        Well the webcam shows she is still at sea heading into gloom and rain. I hope its better where you are on the Arcadia. Suspect they are conducting a short sea trial to ensure the repairs are working: I will keep a look out for her return to Southampton.

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