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Arcadia’s turn to have problems!

I wrote earlier today that Arcadia was due to leave Southampton at 6pm to start her 99-night world cruise. At that time I was paying most attention to Oriana, back in Southampton after an unexplained breakdown and power loss on 2 January and a subsequent unscheduled call at Lisbon. In the event Oriana got away […]

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She arrived at just about 2 o’clock this afternoon (4 October) and is currently berthed in a dock (presumably the Lloyd Werft shipyard) a few miles to the north of the city proper. I’ve found a webcam that shows her but only from a distance. It’s also an active camera, which means that you have […]

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Queen Victoria is still on her way to Bremerhaven this morning. At about 09:30 BST she was in German waters, north of the island of Juist, and aparently doing almost 19 knots. She still has about 70 miles to go which will take at least three and a half hours, probably more than four hours […]

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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 […]

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I mentioned in this post earlier this week that if there was a problem with a pod then the ship had to go into drydock so the pod could be worked on. It turns out that the latest design of pod – the Azipod XO series from ABB – mitigate this to some extent: it […]

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