You might be glad that you were not on the Norwegian Star this past week.
Passengers who spent two days on a broken down cruise ship off the coast of Australia are now finally back on land. She had over 2,000 passengers on her at the time.
A Norwegian Cruise Lines spokeswoman said the ship’s propulsion system had experienced a technical malfunction early Friday morning.
Passengers were welcome to stay on board the ship while docked in Melbourne or explore the city as repairs were underway, and then continue onto Auckland as part of a revised itinerary, she said.
The company has offered passengers a full refund as well as a 50 per cent credit for a future cruise.
The spokeswoman said those passengers wishing to disembark at Melbourne would be given a credit of up to A$350 each for a flight to Auckland, or up to A$300 each to change their flight if they wanted to leave immediately.
She said the Auckland itinerary, starting February 18, was expected to continue according to schedule.