Avalon Panorama Develops Engine Problem

Avalon Panorama heads to drydock for repairs; passengers continue itinerary By: Marilyn Green
 Avalon Panorama // c 2011 Avalon Waterways
 Avalon Panorama // c 2011 Avalon Waterways

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Updated Aug. 20, 2011 

The Avalon Panorama is now fully operational, after spending the day in drydock in Linz, Austria, having one of it's propellers replaced. Passengers will return to the ship in the morning. 

Updated Aug. 19, 2011 

Avalon Waterways has confirmed that the new Panorama will need one of its propellers replaced. The vessel is currently in drydock in Linz, where repairs have begun. Today, passengers spent the day as scheduled sightseeing in Passau, Germany or on full-day excursions in Salzburg,Austria, and Cesky Krumlov, Crzech Republic, before being transferred to Vienna for dinner and a hotel stay, where they will continue their excursions as planned.

The company expects to make a determination shortly on when guests, who disembarked this morning, will be able to reboard the ship. 

Reported Aug. 18, 2011

On the evening of Aug. 17, Avalon Waterways’ new ship, the Avalon Panorama developed an engine problem, although the ship was able to proceed to her regularly scheduled overnight berth in Regensburg, Germany.

A  spokesperson for Avalon Waterways said the problem has been identified and the ship will be taken to drydock in Linz, Austria, on Aug. 19 for repairs, following the ship’s scheduled stop in Bach, Germany on Aug. 18.

Passengers will enjoy their regularly scheduled land excursions on Aug. 18 and 19. Company officials will determine at that time whether passengers can rejoin the ship, or if additional steps will be necessary.

Avalon has said that the next few days for passengers include "sightseeing in Passau, Salzburg, Cesky, Durnstein and Vienna with overnights in Vienna hotels."

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