Royal Caribbean International’s Rhapsody of the Seas experienced some damage this morning (19th September) owing to strong winds off the Greek coast, however no passengers were injured.
Cynthia Martinez, director of global corporate communications for RCCL released a statement saying:
“Rhapsody of the Seas encountered sudden strong winds for a brief period of time, The ship sustained some minor damage to public areas, but is safe and fully operational. Weather conditions have improved throughout the day.”
A member of Cruise Critic who was travelling on the cruise gave an update as regards to the situation:
“About 5 a.m. this morning there was a severe list as we were travelling through a low pressure storm. Some stuff was flying across our room, wardrobe door flying open…Captain came on and made 3 announcements telling us everything was under control and to explain what was causing the problem…There is damage to the Viking crown lounge, 12 large windows have gone through. Several smaller windows on the pool deck have gone through. Everyone is okay, not heard of any injuries.”
The ship has resumed it’s current itineary of 10 nights round trip from Venice which departed on the 16th September.
Quote source: Cruise Critic
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