The ship is expected to return to service with the July 12 sailing. *Reuters photo
The ship is expected to return to service with the July 12 sailing. *Reuters photo
For immediate Release

The Grandeur of the Seas has now cancelled its next six sailings after it caught fire earlier this week.

The ship experienced a fire in the mooring area in the aft of the ship on Monday, May 27.

A spokesperson from Royal Caribbean International, which owns the Grandeur, said: “Due to the time needed to repair the damage caused by the fire, it is necessary to cancel Grandeur of the Seas’ next six sailings. The ship is expected to return to service with the July 12 sailing.”

As the Grandeur alternates between Bermuda and Bahamas, it will impact three sailings to Bermuda.

The Grandeur of the Seas’ 2,120 passengers bring in around $120,000 in tax alone per voyage to the island.

And that figure does not take into account spending on shore by passengers and the ship’s 840-strong crew.

Cabin tax and wharfage fees, the latter, which are paid to WEDCO, make up a further $35,000 in revenue per visit.

The Royal Caribbean spokesperson said: “We are deeply sorry for this unexpected development in our guests’ upcoming vacation.”
The Cruise line
Royal Caribbean International said it will provide affected guests with a full refund of their voyage. For their convenience, all monies paid will automatically be processed back to the original form of payment within the next three weeks. Guests who are ready to rebook onto a future sailing, and prefer to reapply the funds prior to the refund process being completed, should do so prior to June 12. For guests or travel agents rebooking by June 12, please contact us at 888-824-0012. Otherwise, they may book at your convenience.
Royal Caribbean International will also provide these guests with a future cruise certificate for 25 per cent of the cruise fare paid. This certificate may be used for a future cruise on Royal Caribbean International.