Over the past three weeks, Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas has experienced minor propulsion issues, slightly altering port times over the past few weeks.
Royal Caribbean has stated that due to the propulsion issues, the Allure of the Seas has been forced to sail at a reduced speed. This reduction in speed has required Royal Caribbean to alter the ship’s itineraries and reducing time spent in each port of call. The Allure of the Seas reportedly shortened port times anywhere between one to three hours. The most recent reduction on port times occurred on the Allure’s October 27th eastern Caribbean sailing, where the ship was forced to leave Nassau one hour earlier than expected and arrived in St. Thomas three hours later than scheduled. As of now, no cause has been cited for the minor propulsion issues.
Currently, the Allure of the Seas is sailing towards Labadee, Haiti, where she is expected to arrive on time on Tuesday. At this time, there are no reports to suggest that the Allure of the Seas is sailing at a reduced speed or has altered her current itinerary.
Cruise Currents has reached out to Royal Caribbean for an update on the situation, but is currently awaiting a response.