Royal Caribbean cancels Radiance of the Seas cruise due to propulsion issues

Apr 03, 2018

Radiance of the Seas 11-Night New Zealand Cruise departing from Sydney, Australia on April 6, will be canceled due to propulsion problems. Royal Caribbean International has released announcement saying that the cruise ship needs to undergo repairs on the Azipod propulsion system, which impacts the ships’ speed and ability to deliver future scheduled cruises.

  • Royal Caribbean International released the following statement “We regrettably announce that it will be necessary to cancel the upcoming 11-night cruise on Radiance of the Seas departing 6 April 2018. This is to conduct necessary repairs on the ship's Azipod propulsion system, which impacts the ships’ speed and ability to deliver future scheduled cruises.
  • The ship’s guest services are currently fully operational, and there is no impact on the maneuverability of the ship or on the safety of our guests and crew as it returns to Sydney from its current Queensland coastal cruise.
  • After exploring numerous repair options and to ensure readiness for future cruises, repairs will take place from 6 April to 17 April.
  • We are currently in the process of informing all impacted guests and their travel agents. All guests will be provided with a full refund as well as a 100% Future Cruise Credit.
  • We sincerely regret that we will be unable to deliver the Royal Caribbean cruise holiday that our guests were looking forward to. Our guest’s holiday time is very precious and we can assure you that we did not make this decision lightly.
  • Guests should contact their local travel agent, or please feel free to call us on 1800 754 500.”

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