Vancouver-bound cruise ship stuck in Alaska

Celebrity Cruises has offered full compensation for guests choosing to fly home rather than stay on board a stalled Vancouver-bound Alaskan cruise ship.

The Celebrity Millennium limped into the Alaskan port of Seward on Friday, several hours behind schedule, due to an electrical problem with one of its two motors.

The ship — which can carry more than 2,100 passengers — was supposed to begin a week-long Alaska cruise on Friday, bound for Vancouver.

But it will be port-bound for repairs until tomorrow, at which time the plan is to sail it directly to Vancouver, skipping all other ports of call and arriving early Friday morning.

A statement from Celebrity Cruises says fewer than 100 guests have chosen to leave, the majority opting to lounge aboard the stationary ship until repairs are completed.

Either way, the company has offered full refunds for all passengers, airfare and hotel compensation for those deciding to fly home, and half off a future cruise with the company.

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