Cruise Ship Returns to Port After Power Outage

Celebrity Solstice which is operated by Celebrity Cruises lost power yesterday just after departing Seattle, Washington.

Celebrity Solstice Loses Power

On Friday after the Celebrity cruise ship departed from Pier 91 in Seattle, Washington it suffered a power outage. The outage apparently occurred at around 5:15 PM north of Kingston. In a statement from the U.S. Coast Guard to the Seattle Times, there were no injuries or danger to passengers.

The outage only occurred for minutes but as a precaution, the ship with 4,331 guests onboard returned to Pier 91 at Port of Seattle. A tug boat assisted the Celebrity cruise ship with the return.

The Coast Guard has investigated the ship since it returned to Seattle to make sure it is safe to commence its voyage. According to Marine Traffic, the Celebrity Solstice has not long departed its homeport and is now heading out to sea towards its first port of call in Anchorage, Alaska.

Also Read: 25 Things to Do in Anchorage, Alaska During a Cruise

The ship is scheduled to arrive at Anchorage on July 21 and the ship should still be able to arrive without delay. Other ports of call include the popular Alaska port of Juneau on July 22, a stop at Tracy Arm Fjord on July 22, Skakway on July 23 and Victoria on July 25. The 7-day Alaskan cruise will end back in Seattle on July 26.

Celebrity Solstice is a 122,000-ton cruise ship with a passenger capacity of 2,850 at double occupancy. The ship is scheduled to undergo a major renovation in 2021.

The last ship we posted about which was hit with a power outage was the Carnival Vista earlier in the month. Thankfully just like in this case, it was brief and there was no safety issue to anyone passengers or crew.


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