Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas which is based out of Cape Liberty is delayed by more than a day due to a medical emergency diversion.
Anthem of the Seas Delayed
The Quantum-class cruise ship is delayed by more than a day due to a medical emergency onboard. The Royal Caribbean cruise ship had to make an unscheduled call to Nassau, Bahamas while on the way back towards its homeport at Cape Liberty in Bayonne, New Jersey.
As a result of the unexpected diversion the ship is now delayed and instead of arriving back today, May 18 the ship will arrive on May 19 in the very early hours of the morning. Passengers ending the cruise will be able to disembark starting from around 6:00 AM.
This will impact travel arrangements for many cruisers and the cruise line will provide free airfare change if booked through them. For passengers who have booked their own flights will receive a credit of up to a certain amount for any changes.
The delayed arrival will have a knock-on effect for the next cruise which was supposed to depart on May 18 at around 4:00 PM. Anthem of the Seas was originally scheduled to sail a 5-day round trip to Bermuda with arrival on May 20 for an overnight call. Instead, the ship will now arrive on May 21 and depart on the same day at around 8:00 PM. With the shorter cruise, all guests are being refunded for the lost days.
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At the time of the diversion, the ship was heading back to its homeport from its scheduled call at Labadee, a private resort for the cruise line in Haiti. Other calls during the voyage included Puerto Rico, St. Maarten, and Bermuda.
Even though the medical emergency caused major delays for thousands of cruise passengers there is no doubt the diversion needed to be done. This is why cruise insurance is so important, you never know when something like this occurs.
Anthem of the Seas is the second Quantum-class vessel at 167,800 gross tons with a guest capacity of over 4,100 at double occupancy.
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