Royal Caribbean, one of the world’s largest cruise lines with 26 cruise ships in service, has changed more than 30 cruises due to a propulsion problem on one of their largest cruise ships, Allure of the Seas.
The propulsion problem on Allure of the Seas affects the maximum speed of the cruise ship. Due to the vessel having to sail at slower speeds, a few itinerary changes were made through the rest of the year.
Due to Allure of the Seas having to make itinerary adjustments, Royal Caribbean also made changes to other ship’s itineraries. The cruise line said other changes were were due to some ports having more cruise ships than originally planned.
To ensure that some ports aren’t overcrowded due to the itinerary changes on Allure of the Seas, Royal Caribbean rearranged select itineraries on other cruise ships.
Guests who are booked on one of the 30+ itineraries that were altered received an email detailing the changes.
Allure of the Seas is not schedule for dry dock until Royal Caribbean is giving the ship an $165 million makeover next spring. During the 58 day dry dock, new features will be added to the vessel that include waterslides, the Ultimate Abyss, new restaurants, and a new Music Hall.
Allure of the Seas currently sails week long cruises to the Eastern and Western Caribbean from Fort Lauderdale, Florida.