Propulsion problem slows world's largest cruise ship

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(MIAMI) — Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas has been forced to shorten some of its port calls due to a problem with one of its propulsion pods, USA Today reports. The 6,000-passenger cruise ship, the world's largest, cannot travel at top speed and delays have resulted. Three months ago, Celebrity Cruises' 2,138-passenger Celebrity Millennium experienced a pod malfunction that resulted in the cancellation of several voyages.

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By Professional Mariner Staff