Royal Caribbean Ship Suffers Oil Leak & Propulsion Issue, Itinerary Modified

Following a minor oil leak from the main fixipod aboard Royal Caribbean’s Adventure of the Seas, the ship’s current itinerary has been modified to compensate for a reduced sailing speed and extended maintenance while docked in St. Kitts.

A statement from Royal Caribbean, sent to Cruise Currents, reads: “Yesterday, as Adventure of the Seas was arriving to St. Kitts, the ship became aware of oil loss from the ship’s fixipod. Oil booms were immediately placed around the ship to contain the oil. Engineers required additional time in port in order to continue working on the issue.”

Due to the required maintenance while docked in St. Kitts, Adventure of the Seas’ departure was delayed until 3 am Wednesday morning. The delayed departure, combined with the ship’s reduced sailing speed, has forced Royal Caribbean to modify the Adventure of the Sea’s current itinerary.

Instead of calling to Aruba and Curacao, Adventure of the Seas will now call to Antigua, today, March 19, visit St. Maarten on Thursday, March 20, and stay overnight until Friday, March 21, and call to St. Croix on Saturday, March 22.

According to Royal Caribbean, Adventure of the Seas is currently operating safely and at full operational capacity, with the exception of the fixipod, which is currently offline. Prior to the incident occurring yesterday, Adventure of the Seas was already scheduled to enter into an extended drydock on March 30th. The fixipod will undergo necessary repairs once Adventure of the Seas begins her scheduled drydock at the end of the month.

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