Explorer of the Seas
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Local news in New Zealand is reporting, Explorer of the Seas has been delayed due to a death onboard.

Not much details are known but sadly 1 passengers has died while aboard Explorer of the Seas. The ship which is operated by Royal Caribbean was calling at Tauranga which is located towards the north of the country. Details about the death have not been revealed but it’s not believed to be suspicious.

As a result, the 3,100 passenger ships departure time was delayed from 5 PM to around 6 PM. As far as we know there are no further delays. Explorer of the Seas is sailing a 14-night New Zealand cruise which departed Sydney, Australia on December 2. The ship is expected back as scheduled on December 16.

Explorer of the Seas is 138,000 gross tons and is sailing the summer season down under. Cruise Hive has contacted the cruise line for any further information and will update readers if we get a response. Our thoughts are with the family and loved ones of the passenger who has sadly passed away.