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Adventure of the Seas stranded at sea

Posted by RCI fans on March 23, 2014 at 6:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Royal Caribbean Fans has been informed that Adventure of the Seas was stranded last night due to a broken propeller.




We reported earlier in the week, that Adventure of the Seas was suffering propulsion problems in St Kitts, after an oil leak. 


One of our followers on Twitter, first informed us of the new problem, tweeting; "Ship has been dead in the water for 12+ hours now #royallystranded #adventureoftheseas"


"Captain has just confirmed a broken propeller. We've been in the same spot for 12 hours."


"Departed at 1140pm going 5 knots towards San Juan. ETA is 9am."


There has been no word from Royal Caribbean at this time, but we will continue to monitor this story and update you.


UPDATES:


23/03

Adventure of the Seas has now safely docked in San Juan at 11am EDT. Otto Bruno, a passenger currently onboard, posted this image of workers investigating the damage.



Royal Caribbean is reportedly giving passengers a $300 future cruise credit and $150 for airfare arrangements as compensation. 


25/03

Adventure of the Seas has remained docked in San Juan for the past 2 days, undergoing repairs. Royal Caribbean expects the ship to sail later tonight on its original itinerary, however cancelling its first port of call, Barbados.


Guests staying in interior, oceanview, and balcony staterooms will receive $250 in on board credit. Guests staying in suites will receive $500 in on board credit. Each 3rd and 4th guest in each stateroom will receive $75 in on board credit.

Adventure of the Seas suffering propulsion problems

Posted by RCI fans on March 19, 2014 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Adventure of the Seas has become the latest cruise ship to face propulsion problems over recent months, which have included Allure of the Seas, Azamara Journey and Celebrity Millennium.




Adventure of the Seas has been forced to cancel 2 ports of call in Aruba and Curacao, after oil loss from a propulsion unit delayed the ships departure from St Kitts.


Cynthia Martinez, director of global corporate communications from Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd, confirmed the issue, stating  "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."


Adventure of the Seas was delayed in St Kitts until 3am. A permanent repair could not be completed, therefore the fixipod will remain offline until the ship enters drydock on 30th March for her revitalization, where additional work can be carried out. 


The fault will cause the ship to sail at a slower speed, however Royal Caribbean have stated that future itineraries in the meantime, will not be affected. 

UPDATE: Man falls overboard on Adventure of the Seas

Posted by RCI fans on December 29, 2013 at 11:45 AM Comments comments (0)

According to Cruise Law News, a man has reportedly fallen overboard on Adventure of the Seas. 



 


A passenger currently on board at the time expalined the situation on the website; "Man overboard Royal Caribbean Adventure of the Seas. Close enough to San Juan to be getting AT&T service right now.


At about 8:45 - 9:00 PM, the Captain came over loudspeaker and announced that a man had "jumped" overboard. They also said they believed he was in his mid 20s. About 30 - 45 minutes later they announced the arrival of a Coast Guard helicopter. I can verify. When the announcement was made I went on deck and witnessed the ship turning around. They launched life preservers with lights attached as well as two rescue boats. There were spotlights at first and brighter ones joined later. There was talk spreading throughout the ship that people had witnessed the pulling the spotlights out of the theater or ice rink."


"I wrote that at about 11 last night. We are now heading to port. Captain told us there would be a 4 hour delay and that he extended condolences to the family. No more information at this time."


The man is believed to have jumped from deck 6. 


The image below shows Adventure of the Seas' search route which took place between 8pm and 3am.




Royal Caribbean informed guests joining the ship in San Juan, not to arrive until 1pm.


Instagram user, philippedesr, who was onboard last night posted this image of the rescue operation.


 


UPDATE


Royal Caribbean spokeswoman, Cynthia Martinez, said that the captain of the Adventure of the Seas stopped the ship, turned around and alerted authorities after a passenger reported seeing the person going overboard late on Saturday.


She also mentioned footage of the incident was captured by the ship's cameras.


The Coast Guard has identified the passenger as 26-year-old Tien Phuoc Nguyen, who was on the cruise with his family.


"We will continue to search until we determine that all probability of survival has been extended," Coast Guard spokesman Ricardo Castrodad said.

 

 



19 Moroccan immigrants rescued by Adventure of the Seas

Posted by RCI fans on July 21, 2012 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Adventure of the Seas rescued 19 people early this morning. The immigrants were trying to get to Spain from Morocco.



 


The small boat was spotted at around 10pm when many passengers were dining. The boat was sighted in the waters bordering Almeria and Murcia, Spain. The rescue took about 45 minutes around the area of Costa del Sol.


 

Of the 19 immigrants, mostly from Morocco, eight were children. All are currently in good health, except for the one woman traveling with them. At 31 weeks pregnant, she was taken to hospital for further examination.


Upon arrival at the port of Malaga, all immigrants were assisted by the Red Cross and then turned over to the state security forces.

Adventure of the Seas to cruise out of UK

Posted by RCI fans on March 6, 2012 at 11:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Royal Caribbean International is to base a second ship in Southampton next summer to capitalise on increasing numbers of UK cruise passengers.



Adventure of the Seas will be deployed alongside Independence of the Seas, which will based in Southampton for a fifth summer.


Adventure of the Seas will run a series of seven, 12, 13, 14 and 16-night cruises from May 24, 2013.


On board features include an in-line skating track, an ice skating rink, rock climbing wall, a street of shops and restaurants running through the center of the ship, extensive family facilities, and restaurants from fine Italian dining to casual burger bars.


An early booking discount of up to £500 per cabin applies to booking made before May 31. Bookings open on March 20.


A low deposit of £150 per person will secure the early booking price, and protects from any future price increases, according to the company.


Free car parking in Southampton, free coach travel to UK departure ports, and low prices on regional flights to UK departure ports are being offered as options on cruises of 10 nights or more as part of the early booking deal.


Itineraries include seven-night France and Spain cruises starting at just £599pp; 12-night Baltic sailings at £999 and 14-night Mediterranean sailings at £1,199.


Independence of the Seas will dock in Southampton for the first time on May 2, 2013, after a refurbishment to offer new itineraries, including an increased number of mini cruises such as two and three night cruise to Le Havre (for Paris) and Zeebrugge (for Bruges).


Independence of the Seas will also offer eight night cruises to Norway, 14 night Norway and Cork cruises, various 14 night Mediterranean cruises, and 12 night Canary Islands cruises.


Vice president and group managing director Dominic Paul said: “The UK cruise market has long been a success story for Royal Caribbean International and doubling the number of ships sailing from Southampton is another great milestone.


“Royal Caribbean International is fiercely proud to have changed the face of UK cruising with the introduction of activity-packed ships offering rock climbing, ice skating, surfing and much more.


“Not only does having both Adventure of the Seas and Independence of the Seas sailing from Southampton mean we can offer a greater variety of cruise holidays from the convenience of a UK port, but it also means we continue to demonstrate our commitment to the UK market, and the port of Southampton.”


The company first based a ship in Southampton in 2005 with the 2,435-passenger Legend of the Seas and this has since steadily increased with larger ships although Independence of the Seas will no longer operate year round from the port.


Royal Caribbean Fans thinks this is a great step forward for RCI. The UK cruise market has grown substantionally over the past few years. Adventure of the Seas' cruises seem reasonably priced and very tempting!