Cunard's Queen Mary 2, which suffered damage to one of her four
propulsion pods when she hit an underwater structure leaving Ft. Lauderdale
last month, will enter drydock in Germany on April 29th. The work will be
done at the Blohm & Voss shipyard in Hamberg where her damaged pod will
be removed. She is expected to be out of service for six days.
The damaged pod will not be replaced until November so she will operate
on her remaining three pods during that time. She will re-enter drydock
on November 11th and is scheduled to return to service seven days
A number of itineraries have been affected due to the damaged pod
including a return trip to Ft. Lauderdale scheduled for April. Cunard
announced that passengers who planned to disembark in Fort Lauderdale will
now be allowed to disembark in St. Thomas or New York, and be flown home
to Florida at Cunard expense. Those who choose to continue to New York
cando so at no cost, while those who get off in St. Thomas will recieve
a pro-rated credit.
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