How to make a cruise ship change its itinerary | Freedom of the Seas

ByBill Belew

How to make a cruise ship change its itinerary | Freedom of the Seas

Get out of your Comfort Zone

Winds will change a ship

It may surprise you but you can make a cruise ship change its itinerary.

You may not want to. But it’s doable.

I wasn’t on it when it happened, (I spoke on this ship earlier this year) but three medical emergencies caused Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the Seas to alter it’s itinerary.

Instead of St.Thomas, the ship made one change for San Juan.

Related: Pearl Harbor Kit

One person had to be airlifted off of Coco Cay. A little out of the way place in the middle of nowhere.

And two more people were evacuated when the ship was diverted to Nassau.

Don’t know if the other passengers were compensated in some way because of the change OR if the patients were reimbursed for the portion of the cruise they missed.

In any event, I don’t think I want to be responsible for rerouting a cruise ship in this way, would you?

I do remember my last cruise, however… a bunch of us were in the gym on stationary bikes and treadmills that happened to be way up front and under the bridge. Try as we might … we could NOT get the ship to move. 😎



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Bill Belew, PhD, MFA, MSc also has a very interesting career. Bill spent a half dozen years in the US Navy climbing the enlisted ranks and making the jump to Lieutenant where he served as a Surface Warfare, Communications and Intelligence Officer. While aboard ship, in the Navy, he sailed enough nautical miles to circumnavigate the globeAfter his military time, Bill spent nearly 20 years in the Far East – Japan, China, Russia and India where he taught university and created and grew his own language school throughout Japan and Far East Russia.Bill speaks to audiences of all size, countless times yearly. He has a network of 4000+ individuals who follow him in the Silicon Valley Bay Area to learn about Social Media/inbound/content marketing. He is a weekly guest on the Social Network Station broadcast to 90+ countries from the University of Nevada Las Vegas.More than 75,000,000 people have viewed over 125,000,000 pages in his network of sites.Bill is represented by 4 cruise ship agencies that send him, literally, anywhere and everywhere in the world, and is a principal of

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