Pod Propulsion???

In all our years of cruising the only times we have experienced significant propulsion problems was when we were on pod equipped vessels. I'm certain that eventually all the bugs will get worked out within the units manufacturered by the three pod companies and that fixed screws, rudders and stern thrusters will be obsolete, however, this concept has been around now for over a decade and they certainly have had their fair share of teething problems.   Celebrity must lead the list for pod problems. This is the latest. It appears to me here that the company is pretty miserly in handing out adjustments, at least compared to the those Princess gave when they hit a rock in France and had to cancel a couple of voyages last October.    http://www.cruiselawnews.com/2017/03/articles/power-loss-1/celebrity-cancels-cruises-aboard-summit/index.html   

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Good post - addresses an issue I've never paid much attention to. Thanks for the link.

All I can say is "Trip Insurance"

It is always upsetting when things like this happen.

We were on Carnival Magic on its first cruise out of Galveston. We were told that they had pod steering problems and had to spend an extra night in Progresso, as they could repair it in port.. They gave us $25 shipboard credit and that meant an extra day cruising. They had night excursions in Progresso also. I realize most people have flights to catch, but this was great for us, as we live in Galveston and did not affect us, so there are 2 sides to every story, but we thought Carnival did good in this situation

Pod People ? What ?..........

sorry, the sleep is still in my eyes....

I think we were on a Celebrity ship (don't remember which one) when they had pod problems. We had to leave the last port early, because they had to reduce speed to get us back to the home port on time. This was when the azipods were relatively new.


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