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April 21, 2005

Grandeur of the Seas Update

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April 24, 2005 - Grandeur of the Seas Update - 8 p.m.

Repairs to Grandeur of the Seas were successfully completed today and the ship is sailing to New Orleans, where it is expect to arrive at midday Monday, April 25. The ship underwent a full safety inspection and approval prior to departing Costa Maya.

Guests onboard the ship who needed to return to New Orleans before Monday were flown back on charter flights. Guests who had more vacation time remained onboard and are returning to New Orleans with the ship. Guests on this sailing received a $250 per-stateroom onboard credit.

Grandeur of the Seas' seven-night sailing scheduled to depart New Orleans on Saturday, April 23, will delay its departure until 8 p.m. Monday, April 25. Guests should arrive for boarding after 5 p.m. that day. Guests booked on this sailing have been contacted regarding the change to their revised five-night itinerary. The revised itinerary will include port calls in Key West, Florida, Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Cozumel, Mexico, Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Guests who sail on this cruise will receive a $300 per-stateroom onboard credit. Guests who choose to cancel their cruise will receive a full refund.

Grandeur of the Seas struck the pier in Costa Maya, Mexico, at approximately 1 p.m. (E.S.T.) Wednesday, while the ship was docking in 15-knot winds and a 3-knot current, which contributed to the incident. All guests and crew members were completely safe, and none were injured in the incident. The ship had a football-shaped puncture in the bow, on its starboard side, that was approximately 42 feet long and 5 feet wide at its widest point. The puncture was in the first deck, approximately five feet above the waterline.

The ship safely docked and was otherwise fully operational with all amenities. Royal Caribbean immediately notified the U.S. Coast Guard and other authorities regarding the incident and is fully assisting in their investigations.

Grandeur of the Seas departed New Orleans Saturday, April 16, on a seven-night sailing, carrying 2,030 guests and 740 crew members. The ship visited Cozumel, Mexico, Monday; Georgetown, Cayman Islands, Tuesday; and Costa Maya, Wednesday. The ship was scheduled to be at sea Thursday and Friday, before returning to New Orleans Saturday, April 23.

Guests or travel agents with questions regarding Grandeur of the Seas may contact a special help desk established to assist them. The toll-free phone number to the help desk is 1-888-837-5676.

Royal Caribbean International will continue to closely monitor this situation and update this information should there be any new developments.

April 23, 2005 - Grandeur of the Seas Update - 10 a.m.

Repairs to Grandeur of the Seas are proceeding smoothly. Royal Caribbean International continues to expect the ship to be repaired and able to depart Costa Maya, Mexico, Saturday evening, April 23. The ship is still expected to arrive in New Orleans at midday Monday, April 25. The ship will undergo a full safety inspection and approval prior to departing Costa Maya.

Guests onboard the ship who need to return to New Orleans before Monday are being flown back on charter flights. Guests who have more vacation time will remain onboard and return to New Orleans with the ship. Current guests also will receive a $250 per-stateroom onboard credit.

Grandeur of the Seas' seven-night sailing scheduled to depart New Orleans on Saturday, April 23, will delay its departure until 8 p.m. Monday, April 25. Guests should arrive for boarding after 5 p.m. that day. Guests booked on this sailing have been contacted regarding the change to their revised five-night itinerary. The revised itinerary will include port calls in Key West, Florida, Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Cozumel, Mexico, Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Guests who sail on this cruise will receive a $300 per-stateroom onboard credit. Guests who choose to cancel their cruise will receive a full refund.

Grandeur of the Seas' seven-night sailing scheduled to depart New Orleans on Saturday, April 23, will delay its departure until 8 p.m. Monday, April 25. Guests should arrive for boarding after 5 p.m. that day. Guests booked on this sailing have been contacted regarding the change to their revised five-night itinerary. The revised itinerary will include port calls in Key West, Florida, Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Cozumel, Mexico, Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Guests who sail on this cruise will receive a $300 per-stateroom onboard credit. Guests who choose to cancel their cruise will receive a full refund.

The ship safely docked and has been otherwise fully operational with all amenities. Royal Caribbean immediately notified the U.S. Coast Guard and other authorities regarding the incident and is fully assisting in their investigations.

Grandeur of the Seas departed New Orleans Saturday, April 16, on a seven-night sailing, carrying 2,030 guests and 740 crew members. The ship visited Cozumel, Mexico, Monday; Georgetown, Cayman Islands, Tuesday; and Costa Maya, Wednesday. The ship was scheduled to be at sea Thursday and Friday, before returning to New Orleans Saturday, April 23.

Guests or travel agents with questions regarding Grandeur of the Seas may contact a special help desk established to assist them. The toll-free phone number to the help desk is #1-888-837-5676.

Royal Caribbean International will continue to closely monitor this situation and update this information should there be any new developments.

April 21, 2005 - Grandeur of the Seas Update - 1 p.m.

Royal Caribbean International’s Grandeur of the Seas struck the pier in Costa Maya, Mexico, at approximately 1 p.m. (E.S.T.) Wednesday, while the ship was docking in 15-knot winds and a 3-knot current, which contributed to the incident. All guests and crew members are completely safe, and none were injured in the incident. The ship has a football-shaped puncture in the bow, on its starboard side, that is approximately 42 feet long and five feet wide at its widest point. The puncture is in the first deck, approximately five feet above the waterline.

The ship is safely docked and otherwise fully operational with all amenities. Royal Caribbean immediately notified the U.S. Coast Guard and other authorities regarding the incident and is fully assisting in their investigations.

A team of technical experts, including regulatory authorities, have arrived at the ship. Their full evaluation of repairs, including the amount of time needed to complete them in Costa Maya, is expected at approximately 6 p.m. (E.S.T.) today. Based on all the information now available, Royal Caribbean is currently making contingency plans to assist guests in returning to New Orleans by either Saturday or Sunday with complimentary flight arrangements – should the ship be unable to return to New Orleans this weekend. If that were the case, guests who have additional vacation time are welcome stay onboard and return with the ship.

The Grandeur of the Seas’ seven-night sailing scheduled to depart on Saturday, April 23, will be delayed in its departure. Guests booked on that sailing are being contacted now. Details regarding its departure date and time will be available later this evening on Royal Caribbean’s website – www.royalcaribbean.com.

Grandeur of the Seas departed New Orleans Saturday on a seven-night sailing, carrying 2,030 guests and 740 crew members. The ship visited Cozumel, Mexico, Monday; Georgetown, Cayman Islands, Tuesday; and Costa Maya, Wednesday. The ship was scheduled to be at sea today and Friday, before returning to New Orleans on Saturday.

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Posted by Denise at April 21, 2005 04:51 PM

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April 21, 2005

Grandeur of the Seas Update

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April 24, 2005 - Grandeur of the Seas Update - 8 p.m.

Repairs to Grandeur of the Seas were successfully completed today and the ship is sailing to New Orleans, where it is expect to arrive at midday Monday, April 25. The ship underwent a full safety inspection and approval prior to departing Costa Maya.

Guests onboard the ship who needed to return to New Orleans before Monday were flown back on charter flights. Guests who had more vacation time remained onboard and are returning to New Orleans with the ship. Guests on this sailing received a $250 per-stateroom onboard credit.

Grandeur of the Seas' seven-night sailing scheduled to depart New Orleans on Saturday, April 23, will delay its departure until 8 p.m. Monday, April 25. Guests should arrive for boarding after 5 p.m. that day. Guests booked on this sailing have been contacted regarding the change to their revised five-night itinerary. The revised itinerary will include port calls in Key West, Florida, Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Cozumel, Mexico, Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Guests who sail on this cruise will receive a $300 per-stateroom onboard credit. Guests who choose to cancel their cruise will receive a full refund.

Grandeur of the Seas struck the pier in Costa Maya, Mexico, at approximately 1 p.m. (E.S.T.) Wednesday, while the ship was docking in 15-knot winds and a 3-knot current, which contributed to the incident. All guests and crew members were completely safe, and none were injured in the incident. The ship had a football-shaped puncture in the bow, on its starboard side, that was approximately 42 feet long and 5 feet wide at its widest point. The puncture was in the first deck, approximately five feet above the waterline.

The ship safely docked and was otherwise fully operational with all amenities. Royal Caribbean immediately notified the U.S. Coast Guard and other authorities regarding the incident and is fully assisting in their investigations.

Grandeur of the Seas departed New Orleans Saturday, April 16, on a seven-night sailing, carrying 2,030 guests and 740 crew members. The ship visited Cozumel, Mexico, Monday; Georgetown, Cayman Islands, Tuesday; and Costa Maya, Wednesday. The ship was scheduled to be at sea Thursday and Friday, before returning to New Orleans Saturday, April 23.

Guests or travel agents with questions regarding Grandeur of the Seas may contact a special help desk established to assist them. The toll-free phone number to the help desk is 1-888-837-5676.

Royal Caribbean International will continue to closely monitor this situation and update this information should there be any new developments.

April 23, 2005 - Grandeur of the Seas Update - 10 a.m.

Repairs to Grandeur of the Seas are proceeding smoothly. Royal Caribbean International continues to expect the ship to be repaired and able to depart Costa Maya, Mexico, Saturday evening, April 23. The ship is still expected to arrive in New Orleans at midday Monday, April 25. The ship will undergo a full safety inspection and approval prior to departing Costa Maya.

Guests onboard the ship who need to return to New Orleans before Monday are being flown back on charter flights. Guests who have more vacation time will remain onboard and return to New Orleans with the ship. Current guests also will receive a $250 per-stateroom onboard credit.

Grandeur of the Seas' seven-night sailing scheduled to depart New Orleans on Saturday, April 23, will delay its departure until 8 p.m. Monday, April 25. Guests should arrive for boarding after 5 p.m. that day. Guests booked on this sailing have been contacted regarding the change to their revised five-night itinerary. The revised itinerary will include port calls in Key West, Florida, Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Cozumel, Mexico, Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Guests who sail on this cruise will receive a $300 per-stateroom onboard credit. Guests who choose to cancel their cruise will receive a full refund.

Grandeur of the Seas' seven-night sailing scheduled to depart New Orleans on Saturday, April 23, will delay its departure until 8 p.m. Monday, April 25. Guests should arrive for boarding after 5 p.m. that day. Guests booked on this sailing have been contacted regarding the change to their revised five-night itinerary. The revised itinerary will include port calls in Key West, Florida, Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Cozumel, Mexico, Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Guests who sail on this cruise will receive a $300 per-stateroom onboard credit. Guests who choose to cancel their cruise will receive a full refund.

The ship safely docked and has been otherwise fully operational with all amenities. Royal Caribbean immediately notified the U.S. Coast Guard and other authorities regarding the incident and is fully assisting in their investigations.

Grandeur of the Seas departed New Orleans Saturday, April 16, on a seven-night sailing, carrying 2,030 guests and 740 crew members. The ship visited Cozumel, Mexico, Monday; Georgetown, Cayman Islands, Tuesday; and Costa Maya, Wednesday. The ship was scheduled to be at sea Thursday and Friday, before returning to New Orleans Saturday, April 23.

Guests or travel agents with questions regarding Grandeur of the Seas may contact a special help desk established to assist them. The toll-free phone number to the help desk is #1-888-837-5676.

Royal Caribbean International will continue to closely monitor this situation and update this information should there be any new developments.

April 21, 2005 - Grandeur of the Seas Update - 1 p.m.

Royal Caribbean International’s Grandeur of the Seas struck the pier in Costa Maya, Mexico, at approximately 1 p.m. (E.S.T.) Wednesday, while the ship was docking in 15-knot winds and a 3-knot current, which contributed to the incident. All guests and crew members are completely safe, and none were injured in the incident. The ship has a football-shaped puncture in the bow, on its starboard side, that is approximately 42 feet long and five feet wide at its widest point. The puncture is in the first deck, approximately five feet above the waterline.

The ship is safely docked and otherwise fully operational with all amenities. Royal Caribbean immediately notified the U.S. Coast Guard and other authorities regarding the incident and is fully assisting in their investigations.

A team of technical experts, including regulatory authorities, have arrived at the ship. Their full evaluation of repairs, including the amount of time needed to complete them in Costa Maya, is expected at approximately 6 p.m. (E.S.T.) today. Based on all the information now available, Royal Caribbean is currently making contingency plans to assist guests in returning to New Orleans by either Saturday or Sunday with complimentary flight arrangements – should the ship be unable to return to New Orleans this weekend. If that were the case, guests who have additional vacation time are welcome stay onboard and return with the ship.

The Grandeur of the Seas’ seven-night sailing scheduled to depart on Saturday, April 23, will be delayed in its departure. Guests booked on that sailing are being contacted now. Details regarding its departure date and time will be available later this evening on Royal Caribbean’s website – www.royalcaribbean.com.

Grandeur of the Seas departed New Orleans Saturday on a seven-night sailing, carrying 2,030 guests and 740 crew members. The ship visited Cozumel, Mexico, Monday; Georgetown, Cayman Islands, Tuesday; and Costa Maya, Wednesday. The ship was scheduled to be at sea today and Friday, before returning to New Orleans on Saturday.

Press Release By Royal Caribbean International

Royal Caribbean International Alaska Cruise Information
Royal Caribbean International Mexico Cruise Information

Posted by Denise at April 21, 2005 04:51 PM

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