One Ocean’s Resolute ship still stuck
ONE Ocean Expeditions continues to sell cabins on upcoming voyages aboard its RCGS Resolute, despite the vessel being currently impounded in Buenos Aires due to money owed.
The company’s website still lists availability of a 21 Dec departure of a 10-night Christmas in Antarctica itinerary, priced from US$12,695 per person.
That’s despite the company’s CEO Andrew Prossin having already advised travellers aboard the voyage that it will not operate as scheduled - making it the fifth departure in a row which has been cancelled without providing any refunds to customers.
One Ocean’s coverage under the AFTA Chargeback Scheme (ACS) was suspended six weeks ago.
Late last month, an Argentinian judge ordered Resolute to stay in the Port of Buenos Aires due to the cruise line being sued for a “significant debt” to an unidentified supplier.
According to the most recent reports, the ship is unable to refuel or leave the port without a ruling on the case.
Some crew, who have been working for the company, also claim they are owed significant amounts in unpaid wages.
The most recent letter to clients from Prossin, dated last Thu 12 Dec, once again suggests passengers on the aborted 21 Dec Christmas in Antarctica cruise contact their insurance providers, along with a vague undertaking that One Ocean would be in touch about any “compensation possibilities”.