Quantum of the Seas Faces Propulsion Issue
Technical issues on Royal Caribbean’s Alaska-based Quantum of the Seas are now impacting both July and August itineraries.
Last week, the ship was experiencing a propulsion issue that was effecting its maximum cruising speed. In turn, sailings through August 15 are being modified to skip the glacier viewing and proceed directly to the cruise ports on the itinerary.
A letter to booked guests read, “We’ve been working tirelessly to find a way to visit Endicott Arm & Dawes Glacier for your sailing, but this would result in drastically reduced port times.”
According to Royal Caribbean, supply chain issues are to blame, with one of the four engines awaiting parts. This does not compromise the safety of the vessel, as Quantum has four engines and will still sail with three.
Another Fight Breaks Out on Carnival Cruise Line
Carnival Cruise Line has issued a statement following a fight that broke out on Carnival Elation as it was returning to Jacksonville last week.
The line said, “Our security team onboard Carnival Elation intervened in an altercation between guests. The matter was reported to law enforcement and an investigation is being completed. We won’t tolerate behavior that disrupts other guests’ vacations and those who instigated the altercation will no longer be able to sail on our ships.”
The Cruise Vessel Security and Safety Act of 2010 requires cruise ships that leave from the United States to report onboard incidents to the FBI.
Cruise Passenger Evacuated Off Ship
It was a scary moment for a cruise passenger over the weekend when she had to be medically evacuated off a cruise ship.
The ship was sailing 90 miles off Key West when the 47-year old woman fell ill.
The woman, her son, and a ship’s nurse were airlifted by a U.S. Coast Guard Jayhawk Helicopter and taken to the Gulf Coast Medical Center in Fort Myers, Florida for treatment.
As of last night, the woman was reported to be in stable condition and making a recovery.