Holland America Ship Delayed Due to Propeller Issue

   December 9, 2019 ,   Accidents

Passengers onboard the Holland America ship ms Oosterdam had an extra day to spend in San Diego CA this weekend when propeller issues delayed the departure of the ship on a 7-day Mexican voyage.

Oosterdam was originally scheduled to depart the harbour of San Diego Saturday evening, December 7, but a propeller issue (officially “required maintenance”) forced the ship to delay her departure until 6 pm on Sunday.

According to Erik Elvejord, director of PR for Holland America, the maintenance work didn't affect the safe operation of the ship. The cruise line provided a free shuttle for passengers to Gaslamp Quarter, downtown San Diego. Travelers were informed of the unscheduled delay by letter and communication.

ms Oosterdam cruise ship

Due to the late start, guests were told that the vessel would no longer be able to visit Mazatlan, Mexico, which is the 2nd stop on the ship’s 3-destination itinerary, that was to have featured Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta.

For other ms Oosterdam accidents and incidents see at the ship's CruiseMinus page.