Update – Stranded cruise ship passengers to be flown home from Killybegs

487 cruise ship passengers stranded in Killybegs are to be flown to Portsmouth tomorrow. MV Voyager docked in Killybegs on Tuesday for the second stop on a nine day 'Celtic Treasures' cruise, but was unable to leave when problems developed with two onboard generators on Tuesday.
The problem remains unresolved, and the ship's owners 'Voyages of Discovery' says passengers will be flown back to Portsmouth tomorrow. They will receive a refund of 60 percent of the cruise fare plus a 50 percent discount on any future sailings onboard the ship.

The owners have stressed that the ship did not lose power and all guest facilities are operating normally.

Extra shore excursions have been laid on while specialist engineers examine the generators.

The ship was to have visited Portrush, Dublin, Cobh in County Cork and Guernsey, before returning to Portsmouth on Sunday.