Royal Caribbean International has canceled the upcoming 11-night cruise on Radiance of the Seas departing April 6, the line reports in a statement provided to Travel Agent.
Royal Caribbean said that it had to cancel the cruise in order to conduct necessary repairs on the ship’s Azipod propulsion system, which impacts the ship’s speed and ability to deliver future scheduled cruises.
“The ship’s guest services are currently fully operational, and there is no impact on the maneuverability of the ship or on the safety of our guests and crew as it returns to Sydney from its current Queensland coastal cruise,” the cruise line said.
Repairs are scheduled to take place from April 6 to April 17.
Royal Caribbean said that it is currently in the process of informing all impacted guests and their travel agents. All guests will be provided with a full refund, as well as a 100 percent future cruise credit.
“We sincerely regret that we will be unable to deliver the Royal Caribbean cruise holiday that our guests were looking forward to,” the cruise line said. “Our guest’s holiday time is very precious and we can assure you that we did not make this decision lightly.”