Pod Problems Force Cancellation of Alaska Sailing on Cruise Ship Infinity

Celebrity Cruises announced cancellation of yet another cruise –this one a 10-night Alaska voyage a month from now on the cruise ship Infinity — as a result of a new variant of the pod problems that have plagued its Millennium-class ships.

Celebrity said problems with the electrical system of one of the ship’s two propulsion pods has forced reduction of the ship’s maximum cruising speed from 22 to 19 knots.

The pod problem hasn’t had much of an impact on Infinity’s current Alaskan itineraries, but the reduction in cruising speed would become an issue this winter when the ship is scheduled to be in Latin America.