In early May 2022, Crown Princess restarted voyages for the first time since the global COVID-related pause in operations. However, the ship was plagued by problems that affected her routes, mainly stemming from the current engine issues, which affect the maximum speed.
Although Princess Cruises has been aware of the problems for a number of months, the company continued to operate the liner, which led to constant route changes.
The passengers sailing on July 9 were surprised by the removal of Ketchikan AK (Revillagigedo Island). Now the company announced that Crown Princess will arrive in Juneau AK much later than scheduled.
Because of technical problems that limit the vessel's top speed, Princess was forced to make more Alaskan itinerary changes. On May 7, when Crown Princess sailed for the first time in 2 years, several changes were introduced.
In a letter to all passengers booked for the July 9th voyage, Princess advised them to change the route for the 2nd time after removing Ketchikan from the journey:
“Please be advised that due to technical restrictions affecting the ship’s maximum speed, Crown Princess will now arrive in Juneau, Alaska at 4:00 PM on Monday, July 11, 2022, rather than at 2:30 PM as previously scheduled.”
The currently standing Crown Princess voyage departs roundtrip from Seattle (WA USA) on July 9. The boat is scheduled to arrive in Juneau on July 11 at 4 pm.
The liner will then set sail for Skagway, for a cruise between 6 am and 8:30 pm on July 12th. Other call ports include Glacier Bay NP and Hoonah/Icy Strait Point on July 13, and Victoria BC Canada on July 15.
For more Crown Princess incidents and accidents see the ship's CruiseMinus page.