Millennium has remained tied to her berth in Seward since Friday, crippled by major electrical issues with one of her pods. It is hoped she will be fixed by Tuesday, and if so she will sail non stop south to Vancouver in order to arrive in time for her northbound sailing on Friday. Celebrity has had major problems with the pods on this class of vessel, with each one of the series having to had cancelled cruises for emergency repairs. Several have had these repairs done in the Victoria Graving dock. The parent company of Celebrity is in the midst of a major lawsuit with the manufacturing company of the pods, and now they have another case to add to the case.
If anyone up Island is looking for the Millennium on Thursday afternoon and evening this is a heads up that she will not be transiting her normal route through Seymour Narrows this week. In order to arrive in Vancouver in time to board for her northbound trip, she will sail down the west coast and then sail Juan de Fuca and Haro Strait into Vancouver.
About 2 hours quicker on that voyage. There is also a real big savings in Pilotage fees. 5 hours and 1 pilot from Victoria, instead of 2 pilots and 17-19 hours under pilotage from Port Hardy (Pine Island) to Vancouver.
The repairs were obviously not a success! She has just broke down again, this time in Ketchikan. All passengers being flown home on charter flights, and the next southbound cruise on Friday probably being cancelled as well. Pods do have some issues.