Celebrity Millennium's remaining 2013 Alaska cruises canceled

By Tom Stieghorst

Celebrity Cruises called a premature end to the Alaska season for the Celebrity Millennium, canceling the ship's remaining four cruises on its schedule.

Celebrity acted after mechanical problems with the ship's propulsion units kept it in port for at least part of the last two cruises between Vancouver and Seward, Alaska.

The canceled cruises, in addition to the current one, were scheduled to depart Aug. 23, Aug. 30, Sept. 6 and Sept. 13. Celebrity is in the process of contacting passengers on those cruises and rebooking or refunding them.

For the cruises that were canceled before they started, Celebrity is offering full refunds. Passengers on the Aug. 23 cruise received future cruise credits equal to 50% of their ticket price, while those on the other three cruises got vouchers for 25% off the price of a future cruise.

The next scheduled sailing of Millennium will be a Panama Canal transit cruise from San Diego to Fort Lauderdale on Sept. 22.

Millennium carries 2,038 passengers at double occupancy.

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This article has been updated to reflect the correct refund policies for the cancelled cruises.

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