Tag Archives: Azipod

Pods Strike Again — Norwegian Star Breaks Down in Tasman Sea

Azipods strike again. The Norwegian Star, operated by Norwegian Cruise Lines, was towed into Melbourne, Australia over the weekend after losing propulsion when the ship’s azipods failed, leaving the ship adrift last Friday. In the latest round of failures, the … Continue reading

Posted in Current, Lore of the Sea, Ships | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Pods Strike Again – RCCL’s Allure of the Seas Pulled for Repairs

Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas — the largest cruise ship in the world, is being taken out of service in February due a failure in one of its Azipod propulsion pods.  Here we go again. Royal Caribbean announces Allure … Continue reading

Posted in Current, Lore of the Sea, Ships | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Another Carnival Casualty – Carnival Legend’s Pod Problem

As passengers are being flown home from an cancelled cruise on the Carnival Dream, another Carnival Cruise ship, the Carnival Legend, is limping to port with a damaged Azipod. Unlike more conventional designs where the ship’s propeller is connected to a ship’s engine … Continue reading

Posted in Current, Lore of the Sea, Ships | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Another Carnival Casualty – Carnival Legend’s Pod Problem