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Log jams Marina’s propeller

A propeller issue that caused Oceania Cruises new ship, Marina, to change course during her maiden Panama Canal voyage last week, has turned out to be nothing but a pesky log.

The issue with said log, which was initially believed to be a fishing net, meant that Marina had to skip a port call to Huatulco, Mexico and headed straight for Acapulco, where divers discovered the obstruction and removed it.

“There was virtually no impact and guests enjoyed the additional day at sea. The weather was glorious and seas like glass,” an Oceania Cruises spokesperson was quoted as saying on Seatrade Insider.

Marina arrived on time in Cabo San Lucas on February 20 and will be thoroughly checked over in Los Angeles when the ship is in port for two days. The 1,258-passenger ship will then embark on her second 18-day Panama Canal cruise and will relocate to the Mediterranean at the end of March.

Regular Cruise Passenger contributor Sue Bryant will be reviewing Marina in the autumn issue of Cruise Passenger, on news stands from March 25!