In the last couple days, there were reports of electric power loss on two Princess ships, the Grand and Emerald. The Grand is an older ship (launched 1998) and experienced loss of power previously.  It is also the same ship which had an engine room fire about a year ago. Further details can be found at http://www.cruiselawnews.com. 

I'm not just picking on PC because there have been outages on just about every major cruise line. Has anyone here personally been onboard a ship with propulsion or electric power problems?  How does the captain and crew handle it in terms of keeping passengers informed, occupied, and safe? Has your personal experience dampened your enthusiasm for cruising?