Royal Caribbean Cruise Line has altered more than 30 itineraries due to a propulsion issue with one of the company’s ships.
CruiseCritic.com reports that damage to the Allure of the Seas’ propulsion pod has caused the ship to travel at reduced speeds. The itinerary changes will affect other ships as well.
CruiseCritic.com reports that RCL sent a letter to passengers, who are waiting for an upcoming cruise on the Oasis of the Seas, which says, "The itinerary modifications were due to a technical limitation on one of the ship's propulsion pods which lowers the maximum speed."
The statement goes on to say, "As a result of the slower travel, we must modify 30+ itineraries. Since we had to change Allure's itineraries, some ports would now have more ships than originally planned. So, to ensure our guests have a wonderful time in each destination with less crowds, we've rearranged the order some of our other ships will be visiting some of our destinations."