The Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship The Grandeur of the Seas is suffering from an engine issue and its sailing has been canceled.
The Grandeur of the Seas Engine Issue
The vessel has suffered from an engine issue after departing from her homeport in Baltimore, Maryland on Saturday. As a result, the ship had to return to the port and cancel the cruise which included a call to Bermuda.
A letter was sent out to guests about the situation which was “due to a technical issue with one of the ship's engines”. and an explanation of what happens next. The engineers needed to asses the engine issue and as a precaution, the voyage needed to be canceled as the ship would not be able to spend much time in Bermuda.
The cruise line has apologized to guests and is refunding the full price of the cruise fare. Also, to make up for guests not being able to enjoy their vacation Royal Caribbean is providing a 1
With The Grandeur of the Seas returning to Baltimore yesterday, guests were able to stay on board until September 1 with the debarkation process starting at 6: 00 PM. Those passengers who wished to leave the ship yesterday were able to disembark before 11:00 PM. The cruise line also offers free phone calls and internet access so alternative travel arrangements can be made.
Royal Caribbean has provided guests with everything they need to know and you want to beat a full refund as well as a future cruise credit! Let's just hope that the engine issue can be resolved with the next and much longer 9-day cruise to Canada and New England will go ahead as scheduled on September 5.
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The Grandeur of the Seas was originally scheduled to sail a 5-day cruise that included an overnight call to Bermuda on Sep 2 – Sep 3. The ship is over 73,800 gross tons and a guest capacity of 1,900 at double occupancy.
Recently the Carnival Dream had an issue with its propulsion system and had to cancel a call in Mexico, you can read more here .