Good Week Bad Week for Royal Caribbean

Bad News

Poor Jewel of the Seas had a really close encounter when she paid a visit to the Faroe Islands recently. She hit an overhead cable which was strung between two islands. The incident left one crew member injured and the ships mast more or less in half.

Fear not though, she remained seaworthy and after officials inspected the damage she was allowed to continue on with her scheduled cruise.

The crew member luckily was not seriously injured but was transferred to a land based hospital after receiving initial treatment onboard.

It is not clear how the ship hit the cable as it is strung at quite a height, however Royal Caribbean commented “All the navigational tools and charts we use to plan our voyage, including information we obtained from the local port authorities and harbour master in advance of our arrival, indicated we had enough clearance to pass under the cable, we are working closely with the local authorities to determine why this incident occurred.”

Good News

(although this could also be bad news for some of you 😉 )

Royal Caribbean have struck a deal with toy giant Mattel and will introduce Barbie to the characters onboard its ships.

There will be Barbie story times, themed movie nights and lots of other activities.

For those of you interested there will also be a $349pp “Barbie Premium Experience” that will let your little Princess sleep in her very own Barbie themed cabin, design Barbie outfits and if that was not enough they can also attend a Barbie tea party.

The Barbie experience will also include cruise/nautical themed dolls and outfits along with Barbie blanket and pillowcase.

The Barbie experience will start in January with bookings being taken from October; the theme should be fleet wide come March.

Author: Danielle

Trying to explore each and every inch of this wonderful planet via cruise ship.

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