Royal Caribbean Oversells Wonder of the Seas Again
Chalk another one up to an unexpected inventory error for a cruise that leaves…. Sunday.
Royal Caribbean oversold the 7-night eastern Caribbean sailing on the world’s largest cruise ship, Wonder of the Seas, for the third time since December, due to an unexpected inventory error.
Guests have been given three options: reschedule to a different sailing and receive a full refund, cancel and receive a full refund and future cruise credit, or remain booked on the April 30th sailing if they are unable or not willing to reschedule.
Royal Caribbean has also offered two alternative sailings onboard Wonder for those willing to reschedule for the same itinerary in either July or August.
If you’re keeping track, this is the fourth time Wonder has been oversold in the past 5+ months.
STORY: Another Voyage Oversold on Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship
Quantum of the Seas Passenger Goes Overboard
A passenger from Australia went overboard from the Royal Caribbean cruise ship Quantum of the Seas while it was sailing towards Honolulu.
The U.S. Navy and Coast Guard are assisting in the search-and-rescue mission after receiving the man overboard call. The ship had left Brisbane on April 12th and was scheduled to arrive at Honolulu on Friday.
The missing passenger’s partner had reportedly died just moments before he went overboard, according to a man whose family was on board the ship. At the time of broadcast, the missing guest has not been located.
STORY: Australian Man Goes Overboard on Royal Caribbean Ship Off Hawaiian Coast
MSC Seaside Now Homeporting Year-Round in Port Canaveral
MSC Seaside has arrived at Port Canaveral and will offer three and four-night cruises to The Bahamas, as well as seven-night sailings to Cozumel and Costa Maya in Mexico and Belize.
All sailings will also include a call at MSC’s private island.
During a plaque exchange ceremony, Port Canaveral CEO, Capt. John Murray, said that the arrival of the MSC Seaside is another great milestone for the port and the Space Coast region, solidifying their position as the top cruise port in the world.
Earlier this week, MSC Meraviglia started year-round service from New York.
STORY: Port Canaveral Welcomes Its Newest Homeporting Cruise Ship