Allure of the Seas has been having issues getting up to full speed due to propulsion system problems. Royal Caribbean cuts time at ports.
The 1,187-feet vessel is able to sail, but not at its max speed of 22.6 knots. Recent passengers aboard the cruise ship have had their port calls in the Eastern Caribbean shortened to make up for the extra time spent at sea.
For instance, last week passengers on Allure of the Seas had their time in Nassau, Bahamas cut by one hour, and time in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands cut by three hours.
Cynthia Martinez, the director of Global Corporate Communications for RCCL released the following statement: “Allure of the Seas currently has a small restriction on her top speed. All equipment is fully operational, and there is no impact on the maneuverability of the ship or on the safety of our guests and crew.”
The Miami, Florida based cruise line has not mentioned when they are planning to dry dock the largest cruise ship in the world to fix the issue.
The Allure of the Seas has a maximum passenger capacity of 6,296, and a crew of 2,384.