Sky Wonder cruisers arrive home

by Think Spain

Around 1,300 mainly Spanish and Portuguese tourists are back home after their cruise from Istanbul to Athens had to be aborted after the ship got irrevocably grounded in Kusadasi port last Tuesday.

It seems that the captain of the ‘Sky Wonder’ made a mistake as he was manoeuvring the elderly vessel towards the dock, and given that the ship’s reverse gear was not working and that the Turkish port’s tug boats were out of action, could do nothing to prevent her from slowly drifting on to a sand bank where she became stuck.

The passengers only agreed to abandon ship after receiving guarantees from the Pullmantour company that organised the cruise.

According to one of the passengers, Marta (26, from Madrid), “at the start they only offered us a 50% discount on our next cruise.”

A protest meeting was organised and the passengers – already fuming about not being kept informed about the situation – opened negotiations, eventually agreeing to accept not only a full refund (around €900 euros), but also the promised 50% discount.

Advertisements

One Response

  1. The Pilot was onboard so can the Captain be blamed ?
    The tugboat was in action but the captain of the tug boat left the bridge to help the guys with the rope and they got the rope wrapped around there prop and were smashed onto the rocks another tug boat had to come then and get him off see the photo above

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: