Royal Caribbean says Allure of the Seas will undergo repairs next year

Posted on Wednesday, November 20th, 2013 at 4:08 pm    

Miami-based cruise liner Royal Caribbean International has announced that because of mechanical issues affecting its ship Allure of the Seas, the liner will be forced to cancel the ship’s upcoming February trips in order to complete the repairs.

According to Royal Caribbean International president and chief executive officer Adam Goldstein, the ship will be docked at the Grand Bahama Shipyard in Freeport, Bahamas starting on February 24 to do the repairs on the affected propulsion motors. Goldstein promised a speedy repair of Allure of the Seas “so that she could continue to deliver the amazing cruise vacations our guests expect.”

William D. Baumgartner, senior vice president of Marine Operations, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd. said “there was no satisfactory solution” to the problem of premature bearing wear in one of the ship’s three propulsion motors “that did not involve taking the ship temporarily out of service.”

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