Nieuw Amsterdam Cruise Cancelled for Pod Replacement – Cruise Industry News

Holland America Line has cancelled the Feb. 1 Nieuw Amsterdam seven-day Caribbean cruise to replace one of the ship’s ABB Azipod units.
“The ship will instead proceed to Grand Bahama shipyard for the required replacement of one of its two azipod propulsion systems, which is a very rare occurrence. All guests have been notified of this cancellation and we sincerely regret impacting their vacation plans,” the company said, in a prepared statement.
The repair follows other high-profile pod failures, including the Oasis of the Seas and Carnival Vista in 2019. 
“Our reservations team is working to re-accommodate guests on other…

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