Celebrity Cruises cancels sailings after Millennium accident – 9 Jul 2007

Celebrity Cruises has cancelled two 12-night Mediterranean sailings on Celebrity Millennium after the ship struck a rock off the coast of France.

Celebrity Millennium’s propellers were damaged in the accident, which occurred when it was anchored off Villefranche, France on July 2.

The remaining portion of the current cruise, which began on June 30, has been cancelled and the ship was put into dry dock.

Celebrity Millennium’s next cruise, scheduled to depart on July 12, has also been cancelled.

The ship will return to service on July 24.

Celebrity Cruises president Dan Hanrahan said: “We deeply regret having to cancel these sailings and apologise to our guests for the disruption this will cause them.”

The cancelled cruises are expected to have a negative impact on the earnings of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. of approximately $0.14 per share.

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