Cruise Ship in Europe Experiencing Mechanical Trouble
A Royal Caribbean ship sailing in Europe, Jewel of the Seas, is experiencing a mechanical problem that is forcing it to sail at a reduced speed, resulting in changes to its itinerary. One of four hydraulic motors that are part of the 2,501-passenger ship's starboard propulsion system isn't working properly. The speed reduction is relatively minor, and the problem is expected to be fixed within a matter of days. The ship currently is sailing in the Baltic. The ship is schedule to be in St. Petersburg on Thursday and Friday. The Jewel of the Seas today is calling on Visby, Sweden, from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. instead of Stockholm. Wednesday's port call to Helsinki, Finland will remain from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and on Thursday the ship will arrive in St. Petersburg at 7:30 a.m. and depart on Friday at 6:30 p.m. The line is giving passengers an onboard credit, for the inconvenience.