Singapore Cruise Centre
SINGAPORE: Some 1,900 holidaymakers, who were bound to sail out of Singapore on Tuesday for a 14-day trip to Fremantle, Australia, had their plans scrapped after their cruise ship suffered a power failure.
The Sun Princess, which was scheduled for departure from Marina Bay Cruise Centre at 6pm, had a malfunction to its switchboard that affected on-board power and hindered its ability to run all hotel operations, operator Princess Cruises said.
Most of the affected passengers were from Australia and none were Singaporean.
Princess Cruises said it was working with its local ground handler and the operator of the International Cruise Terminal to arrange lodging at hotels or on-board, as well as outgoing flights for the affected passengers.
It added that it will foot the bill for the passengers' flights, as well as provide a full refund, on top of a free cruise trip.
The Sun Princess, one of the largest in the world at the time of its construction, is undergoing repairs and will resume operations on September 3, it added.
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