Spectrum Of The Seas accidents and incidents

Spectrum Of The Seas cruise ship
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2137

Length (LOA)
347 m / 1138 ft

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CruiseMapper's Spectrum Of The Seas cruise ship accidents, incidents and law news reports relate to a 4819-passenger vessel owned by Royal Caribbean. Our Spectrum Of The Seas accidents page contains reports made by using official data from renown online news media sources, US Coast Guard and Wikipedia.

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DateAccident
  21 October 2021Cruise Illness / Virus Outbreaks

Spectrum OTS' October 21, 2021, departure from Hong Kong (4-night "Ocean Getaway" /cruise to nowhere) was canceled due to Coronavirus.

According to RCI, during routine testing conducted on Oct 19th, a 40-year-old male crew (asymptomatic, fully vaccinated in April and May 2021) tested positive ("a low viral load for COVID"). Under the Hong Kong Health Department's policy, the man was classified as a re-positive overseas case.

The ship, already boarded by ~1000 of all the ~1200 booked passengers) was not allowed to depart Hong Kong's Kai Tak Cruise Terminal and the voyage was canceled. RCI customers booked on the next voyage (departure Oct 21) were informed about the incident.

As compensations were offered free cancelation (100% monetary refund on fares, Gov taxes, port fees), transportation subsidy (HKD 100 / USD 13 per person) and FCC (Future Cruise Credit) to be used on other Spectrum OTS cruise to nowhere.

On October 22, RCI announced that after retesting at North Lantau Hospital, the crew had proved to be false-positive (with negative COVID test results). Despite this, Hong Kong's authorities still defined the results as positive and requested the suspension of passenger shipping for 21 days. The ship resumed services on Nov 11.

  08 April 2020Other Incidents

On April 8, RCCL (Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd / shipowner) signed a deal with Euler Hermes (2002-founded credit insurance company, subsidiary of Allianz) to amend two Hermes-backed credit facilities - the loans taken for financing the shipbuilding projects Anthem OTS and Spectrum OTS.

The deal allowed RCCL to skip some payments (without accruing additional interest on these loans) and also provided USD 200 million of liquidity in 2020-2021 (April 1 through March 31). The deferred payments were scheduled to be repaid in 8 equal instalments between April 2021 and October 2024.

  April 2020Other Incidents

On April 3, the shipowner RCCL (Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd) announced plans to use its Australia-based vessels to repatriate most of their staff-crew by transporting them to their home-countries - Indonesia, Philippines and China, and to India (via charter flights from Indonesia and Philippines). Three RCI Australia ships (Ovation, Spectrum, Voyager) were at the time anchored off Australia's coast. The 3 cruise liners were scheduled to carry a total of 2584 people - embarked (via tender boats) from all 5 RCCL-owned ships (Spectrum, Ovation, Radiance, Voyager, Celebrity Solstice).

From Radiance OTS to Spectrum OTS were transferred ~600 crew. Spectrum OTS was planned to arrive in Bali Indonesia (April 16, to disembark 261 Indonesians), in Manila Philippines (April 22, to disembark 577 Filipino) and in Shanghai China (May 11, to disembark 522 Chinese). From Bali Indonesia, RCCL arranged charter flights to repatriate 299 Indian nationals.

Crew from Celebrity Solstice were transferred to Ovation OTS (204 Indian, 182 Indonesian, 13 Chinese) and Voyager OTS (382 Filipino). Ovation OTS headed to Bali Indonesia (planned arrival April 19) to disembark 239 Indonesians. Voyager OTS also loaded some of the Ovation's crew (880 Filipino, 13 Chinese) and headed toward Manila Philippines (planned arrival April 25) to disembark a total of 1232 people, plus 438 Indian nationals (charter flights to India).

Spectrum OTS departed Australia on April 4.

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