All essential onboard systems remained fully functional during the ‘blackout’ with some parts of the ship’s corridors and internal areas in darkness.
Some bar services were suspended on-board and the air-conditioning was off for around two hours.
The incident took place December 27 as Orion was leaving the Antarctic Peninsula on its return to Ushuaia, Argentina.
The ship is on its way back to port through the Drake Passage at reduced speed.
The company is apparently assisting the passengers with excursions.
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