Cruise cancelled as liner suffers electrial problems

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A CRUISE due to leave Portsmouth yesterday was cancelled after technical problems were not fixed.

The MV Voyager, based in Portsmouth and operated by Voyages of Discovery, did not depart for its scheduled British Isles cruise.

The firm says it has contacted all passengers and will give them a full refund, or they can have credit towards another booking for a cruise on the MV Voyager up to the value of 140 per cent.

It comes after generator difficulty last Tuesday saw the liner stuck in Killybegs, in County Donegal, Ireland.

The ship was just four days into a nine-day cruise.

As reported, passengers were taken back to Portsmouth on Friday.

Commenting on the development, a spokeswoman for the firm said: ‘The June 2 10-day MV Voyager Heritage of the British Isles cruise scheduled to depart from Portsmouth has been cancelled.

‘This follows the current nine-day cruise of the ship having to be ended earlier than planned due to unusual and unforeseen technical problems with two of the four generators on-board the ship.

‘Specialist engineers are working hard to repair the affected generators.

‘The ship has been in the port since experiencing technical problems on Tuesday, May 28.

‘Voyages of Discovery has apologised to all passengers.’