(as reported in Cruise Weekly)
LAST weekend a technical hitch caused the grounding of Orion II on soft mud at the port of Sandakan, Sabah.
There was no damage to the vessel or passengers during the incident, however the cruise line cut short the itinerary, and guests were put up in hotels, as repatriation arrangements were made.
Affected passengers will receive a partial refund, and Orion II is now enroute to begin its next voyage a day later than planned.
Passengers booked on the upcoming shortened itinerary will be accommodated overnight before boarding Orion II.