Empress of the Seas: Six More Cruises Cancelled

The transfer of the Empress of the Seas back to Royal Caribbean International continues to take longer than expected as the company cancelled another six sailings, through May 23.

The ship, which recently sailed for Pullmantur, was set to re-join the Royal Caribbean fleet in late March offering short cruises from Miami.

Royal Caribbean said in a statement that instead of repairing galleys, they were completely rebuilding them at a reported cost of $10 million, and that is the cause of the delay.

Empress sailed from South America was drydocked in Cadiz, and is now at Grand Bahama Shipyard.

The cancelled cruises are a relatively minor hit to Royal Caribbean International’s 2016 capacity numbers. At the same time, the company has been busy launching the Ovation and Harmony of the Seas in Europe.

Cruise Industry News Email Alerts

 

 

Email Newsletter

Get the latest breaking cruise news. Sign up.

Cruise Ship Orderbook

72 Ships | 162,750 Berths | $46 Billion | View

New 2022 Annual Report

Cruise Industry News Annual Report

Highlights:

100% Overview

Capacity Data

Through 2027

Regional Data

Brand by Brand

Order Today

2022 Expedition Report

2022 Expedition Market Report Cover

Highlights:

Mkt. Overview

Supply Data

All Operators

190+ Pages

PDF Download

Order Today