Royal Caribbean Cancels Cruise Aboard Radiance of the Seas!

Royal Caribbean International has just announced that they are cancelling yet another sailing aboard Radiance of the Seas, making it the second cruise cancellation for the troubled cruise ship.

Facing severe propulsion issues, the 2001-built vessel Radiance of the Seas remains alongside in the port of Seward, and has done since the 1st September. She was due to set sail on her next voyage on the 8th September, however Royal Caribbean have regrettably been forced to cancel. They released the following statement:

“As you may know, Radiance of the Seas’ propulsion system experienced a technical issue. Our crew started working on restoring the system immediately and we deployed the best experts,” Royal Caribbean said in a statement sent to guests on the cancelled cruise departing on 8th September.

“Despite our efforts, we were unable to complete the needed repairs to make it in time to Vancouver. As a result, we’ll be cancelling our Radiance of the Seas September 8th, 2023 sailing,” the company added.

 

The cruise departing on the 8th September was due to be sailing from Vancouver to Seward, with an eye-watering Alaskan cruise itinerary with visits to Juneau, Sitka, Skagway and Icy Strait Point, in addition to scenic cruising to the Hubbard Glacier.

“We know how much time and effort go into planning your cruise, and we’re truly sorry for this disappointing news,” Royal Caribbean said.

Affected passengers will receive a full refund of the fare paid for the cruise, in addition to a 100 percent Future Cruise Credit (FCC) to be used towards a future sailing departing within one year. The reimbursement will be processed within 14 business days, Royal Caribbean said, and will include taxes and fees, pre-paid packages and gratuities, amenities, shore excursions and any flights purchased through the company.

Royal Caribbean will also reimburse guests for non-refundable pre-purchased travel fees incurred, including flight, hotel, train ticket or rental car. The company is set to cover up to $250 per guest for domestic changes or up to $500 per guest for international changes.

Work to the ship’s propulsion system is ongoing.