Allure of the Seas Enters Drydock In Freeport, Propulsion Repairs Begin

Earlier this week, Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas entered the drydock at Grand Bahama Shipyard in Freeport, the Bahamas.

The Allure of the Seas will remain at Grand Bahama Shipyard for seven days, while repairs are made to the ship’s propulsion units. The ship experienced minor issues with the propulsion system in 2013, causing the ship to sail at a reduced speed and alter multiple itineraries. Repairs will be made on a 24/7 schedule to allow the ship to depart the shipyard on time.

Carl Gustaf Rotkirch, Chairman & CEO of Grand Bahama Shipyard, explains, “To perform this technically challenging work in such a timeframe involves detailed planning and teamwork from the owners, the propulsion motor manufacturers and the yard.

The facilities and skills we have readily available here in Freeport continually rise to the challenges posed by our customers.  This type of docking has never been performed at any yard in the world; by successfully undertaking this project, we have once again proved we are a world leader.”

The Allure of the Seas is scheduled for her next sailing on March 2nd, a seven night eastern Caribbean cruise departing Port Everglades.



Mike Faust

Mike Faust is an avid world traveler, often found traversing city streets in Asia and Europe rather than his home city of Boca Raton. Mike has touched down in 39 countries, set sail on 35 cruises, and flown over 400,000 lifetime miles.