Symphony Of The Seas accidents and incidents

Symphony Of The Seas cruise ship


Length (LOA)
362 m / 1188 ft

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  • technical - 2018 - delayed sea trials (27 days)
  08 April 2018Other Incidents

On March 31, 2018, was announced a planned for April 8 anti-tourism protest in call port Palma de Mallorca (Majorca Island, Spain). The demonstration was on the quay, and organised by the environmental group GOB (Balearic Group of Ornithology and Defence of Nature). They claimed that big-sized cruise vessels create pollution and overcrowding in the Balearic Islands.

World's largest passenger ship had scheduled visit in Palma as part of a 7-day Western Mediterranean cruise (itinerary April 7-14) roundtrip from homeport Barcelona. According to GOB, the liner represented everything they dislike - "pollution, mass tourism and labour exploitation".

(update) The protest really happened on April 8 (Sunday), with hundreds of angry campaigners carrying banners (with messages like "Stop Cruises Palma" and "Horror of the Seas") and shouting "City for those who live in it, not for those who visit it". The organizers claimed that in 3 days the vessel consumes energy equivalent to Palma de Mallorca Airport's annual power consumption. The protesters also claimed that mega liners are "monsters" contributing to "environmental damage and mass tourism".

The protest in Palma followed a similar event in port Barcelona (also on April 8) under the banner #StopCreuers.

  February 2018Structural and Technical Issues

The vessel's sea trials were planned for January 19, 2018. Due to harsh weather conditions (strong winds in Bay of Biscay / Atlantic Ocean), sea trials were re-scheduled for Jan 20.

However, due to unfavorable / low tide levels, sea trials had to be postponed ~1 month. The 3-day trials were scheduled for February 15, on the route between Belle Isle and St Nazaire. The vessel left from St Nazaire during high tide (Feb 15 at  4:30 pm) and returned on Feb 18 (at ~4:30 pm).

During the 80 hours of trials, the liner covered 1000 nm (1151 ml / 1852 km). All of its systems were activated and tested at sea, and each and every designed performance was reached. The ship's delivery to Royal Caribbean was scheduled for March 2018.

For March 3-4, 2018, STX France scheduled a second (24-hour) sea trials set, the purpose of which was to test again the vessel's propulsion system.

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