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.
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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