Royal Caribbean has now canceled the scheduled call to San Juan, Puerto Rico today for Harmony of the Seas due to ongoing unrest.
Harmony of the Seas Cancels Call in Puerto Rico
It has now been confirmed that Harmony of the Seas won’t be calling at San Juan, Puerto Rico today due to ongoing violent protests in the historic city. The captain made an announcement over the PA system to guests on the current sailing. This is now the second Royal Caribbean cruise ship to cancel a call to the popular Caribbean island.
Guests on the Oasis-class cruise ship had been waiting anxiously to know if their call to San Juan would be going ahead or not. The ship was planning on docking at Pier 3 early this afternoon and then depart later this evening at around 9:00 PM as scheduled.
There have been ongoing riots and protests in Old San Juan with calls for the resignation of Puerto Rico Govover Ricardo Rossello. His administration has been hit with a corruption investigation and leaked chats with disturbing comments. He has refused to resign during the growing unrest in San Juan.
Instead, the Oasis-class vessel will sail towards her next scheduled call at St. Maarten with an arrival tomorrow morning, July 18. Harmony of the Seas is currently sailing a 7-day Eastern Caribbean cruise which departed Port Canaveral, Florida on July 14.
This follows the cancellation of Empress of the Seas‘ visit yesterday during her 8-day Eastern Caribbean voyage from Miami, Florida. You can read more about that right here.
Royal Caribbean is monitoring developments in San Juan as further cruise ship calls could be impacted. Sister ship Allure of the Seas is set to visit tomorrow (July 18) and Freedom of the Seas on Sunday, July 21. Carnival Cruise Line is also monitoring the situation.