Cruise ship passengers mutiny

March 30, 2009 at 9:49 PM
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LONDON, March 30 (UPI) -- Disgruntled passengers on a British cruise who had their itinerary reduced because of engine problems say they are considering a lawsuit against the company.

The Daily Mail reported Monday that passengers on the P&O Cruises ship were able to visit just two ports in 22 days, instead of making a total of seven stops. More than 600 passengers on the cruise have formed a protest committee after missing their stops in New Zealand and two Pacific Islands.

The cruise line has offered to refund the cost of the four days of cruising on the luxury liner, the Aurora, and to provide compensation of more than $700.

"This failure to visit three ports in New Zealand and two Pacific Islands has turned this cruise ship into a prison for some," said passengers' committee member Jennifer Dunthorne. "Only visiting two ports in 22 days is not what I saved for 20 years to do."

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