According to the staff aboard, a fault with one of the aft generators of the vessel caused the loss of power.
All essential onboard systems remained fully functional during the ‘blackout’ with some parts of the ship’s corridors and internal areas in darkness.
Some bar services were suspended on-board and the air-conditioning was off for around two hours. The ship’s spa, with a sauna, steam room, was also forced to close. The lack of air-conditioning became uncomfortable toward the end of the black out, just before power was restored.
Costa neoRiviera sailed on time from Abu Dhabi at midnight, bound for Dubai, where she spent a night in port without further incident.
She is sailing this same itinerary until the end of March, 2017.
For reports on other Costa neoRiviera ship accidents see at CruiseMinus.com.