Royal Caribbean has delayed the departure of the Adventure of the Seas in San Juan, Puerto Rico for repairs to the ship’s fixipod propulsion unit. The cruise ship was originally scheduled to leave San Juan on Sunday, March 23.
The Adventure of the Seas began having problems last week which resulted with an oil leakage. The ship was delayed in St. Kitts so emergency repairs could be made.
Due to the length of the repairs and loss of speed from the propulsion problems, Royal Caribbean changed the itinerary of the cruise ship.
However, the cruise ship continued to have problems and limped back to San Juan. Repairs took longer than expected and the ship is now expected to leave port at 4:00 apm. on Tuesday. Passengers were allowed to get on the ship on Sunday after a delayed embarkation.
The vessel is scheduled to go into drydock on March 30 where full repairs will be made to the propulsion unit. According to the captain, “The fixipod has bearings that are shot. So they are removing the blades from the fixipod.”
Passengers on the current cruise will receive compensation for the shortened cruise. Passengers in balcony, oceanview, and inside staterooms will receive $250 in onboard credit. 3rd and 4th passengers in a stateroom will receive $75. Suite passengers will receive $500.
Cruise Fever will continue to monitor the problems with the Adventure of the Seas and will update this page if and when more information becomes available.