A Little Birdie Told Me- Royal Caribbeans Enchantment of the Seas, scheduled to set sail today, February 18, 2012 has engine issues and will remain docked at Cruise Maryland while they await a team sent from Florida to assess the situation and repair the problem. At 6pm, delayed over an hour,Captain Gus announced that the next update from the bridge not to be expected until 7:30pm. And, the passengers wait. And, some no doubt are on the verge of irate.
History repeats itself. Or so they say. Exactly a year ago…2/19/11- Enchantment was significantly delayed due to nororious and an intensive decontamination kept Enchantment from leaving on time.
By nightfall we’re reading reports that a handful of passengers want to get off the ship because it has not left the port in Maryland.
UPDATE: Repairs were made and finally Enchantment makes her way, changed itinerary, but with mostly happy passengers. Hey, you’re on a beautiful cruise ship with good food, good cocktails and great entertainment as well!
Passengers were well compensated for the difficulties.