Royal Caribbean passengers enjoying a Caribbean shore excursion have been rescued from the sea on Saturday, June 22, after a vehicle ended up in the water because of a failed maneuver. The accident took place on Saint Marten Island and involved cruise tourists from Freedom of the Seas.
Local reports suggested that a number of bystanders had helped rescue those trapped in the stricken vehicle.
At the time of the accident, Freedom of the Seas was docked at Philipsburg, St Maarten. The departure had to be delayed until Sunday, June 25. The cruise ship began the voyage when she left her home port of San Juan, Puerto Rico on June 16.
For other Freedom of the Seas accidents and incidents see the ship's CruiseMinus page.