Royal Caribbean cancels cruise from Seward – Alaska information supply

SEWARD, Alaska (KTUU) – The Royal Caribbean Cruise Traces ship named Radiance of the Seas introduced to passengers Friday that its scheduled crusing from Seward, which was scheduled to start Sept. 1, has been canceled as a consequence of mechanical issues with the ship turned.

The Radiance of the Seas was scheduled to depart port on Friday for a seven-day cruise, calling at Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan and Haines earlier than reaching its ultimate vacation spot in Vancouver, British Columbia. Passengers have been knowledgeable on Friday that the cruise wouldn’t happen.

A letter distributed to passengers cited issues with the ship’s propulsion system as the rationale for the cancellation.

“As chances are you’ll bear in mind, upon returning to Seward, Alaska, the Radiance of the Seas skilled a technical drawback within the propulsion system that affected the ship’s pace,” stated a letter distributed to passengers . “Sadly, our groups have been unable to finish the required repairs to allow us to depart at this time. For that reason we shall be canceling this present journey.”

Passengers will obtain a full refund for his or her cruise and all shore excursions booked by means of Royal Caribbean. Those that additionally booked their journey by means of Royal Caribbean shall be rebooked, and people who haven’t will obtain a credit score of as much as $600 towards rebooking pre-booked return flights.

Passengers are allowed to remain on Radiance of the Seas till Sunday, September third and obtain complementary providers equivalent to web, beer and wine, and a shuttle to Seward.

Royal Caribbean Cruise Traces has not but responded to requests for cancellation. It’s unknown whether or not the mechanical points will affect future journeys.