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#1
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http://www.royalcaribbean.com/conten...ortant_updates

Just in from RCI...EX will not return to port until SATURDAY, one day late, due to medical emergency...
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Just got this via Facebook!

Delay – Explorer of the Seas

January 25, 2012
11:00 a.m. E.S.T

Explorer of the Seas' arrival to Cape Liberty has been unexpectedly delayed due to a medical emergency, and will now arrive in Bayonne, New Jersey, on Saturday, January 28, one day later than originally scheduled.

We ask that guests who are scheduled to sail on Explorer of the Season Friday, January 27 not arrive at the port until 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 28. We kindly ask that guests come to the terminal between 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 28 for check-in and boarding.

Regrettably, the delayed arrival is expected to have an impact on the scheduled itinerary. Additional information on the revised itinerary will be provided on Saturday at embarkation.

Anybody have any insights, sounds serious???
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#3
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IMPORTANT UPDATE: Explorer of the Seas’ arrival to Cape Liberty has been unexpectedly delayed due to a medical emergency, and will now arrive in Bayonne, New Jersey, on Saturday, January 28, one day later than originally scheduled. Please click here for the most up to date information: http://*******/9T4wre.



Just posted on FB
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#4
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i just posted that too....wonder if anyone on the roll call knows?

JMHO but to be over 24 hours late....must have been serious.....
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Originally posted by megr1125
i just posted that too....wonder if anyone on the roll call knows?

JMHO but to be over 24 hours late....must have been serious.....
Facebook is only getting unrelated replies :s
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Originally posted by megr1125
i just posted that too....wonder if anyone on the roll call knows?

JMHO but to be over 24 hours late....must have been serious.....

Mine says medical emergency
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I would think at least one person onboard would have a mobile facebook or other…We will know soon probably. Lets hope all is well.........
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Wow! can you imagine those on board that have flights out on Friday? Somehow, I doubt having an extra day isnt so appealing to them right now!

And the people that have the next cruise booked will be shortened by a day. What does RCI usually do in this case?
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#9
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this will likely not affect the following sailing on 2/6, right? thats the one i'm on!!!
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Just received on twitter...medical emergency , are they at a port still? 24 hours late would sound like something serious?
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#11
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Can't find them on any ship spotting sites...

EmpressOfPurple is on board..maybe she will post later....they should have been on their way back...so possibly they diverted...

hopefully everything works out for the people involved....
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I'm on this sailing and something in my mind told me to check out my reservation one more time. I'm glad I did and I saw the notice and posted it in my Roll Call.

I just extended my hotel stay as I'm flying out tomorrow.

I'm crossing my fingers that they skip Labadee and still come back the same day as I can't afford to change my flight as well.

Hope the person is okay though.
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Originally posted by ryano
Wow! can you imagine those on board that have flights out on Friday? Somehow, I doubt having an extra day isnt so appealing to them right now!

And the people that have the next cruise booked will be shortened by a day. What does RCI usually do in this case?
Unrelated---but my last cruise ended up being a 9 day cruise. Another hurricane came through and we had to go south. Not as fun as it sounds. Carnival gave each person 10 free phone minutes to call and arrange different transportation. As for the cruise after us, I'm not sure what they were given.

I hope everything will be OK for the person/people who need treatment.
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Originally posted by dorito6778
this will likely not affect the following sailing on 2/6, right? thats the one i'm on!!!
I dont see how it would. The next cruise is a 10 night cruise which will likely now be a 9 night cruise putting EOS back on regular schedule for your sailing


My thoughts are with the person and their family if its a medical emergency
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Originally posted by dorito6778
this will likely not affect the following sailing on 2/6, right? thats the one i'm on!!!
im hoping it doesnt delay all the following sailings!
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it won't.......they will only alter the next voyage...that will keep them on track...
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Never heard of a medical emergency making it 24 hours late. We had a crew jump over and spent the night going back and forth looking for him. Ended up 8 hours late getting back. RCI paid for the change fees for our flights and they gave OBC to the people that had to wait to board. I don't remember how much though.
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Naturally I am terribly sorry for the medical emergency but I wonder how RCCL will take responsibility for re-booking people's flights and other arrangements in this type of situation.

Wonder what happened.

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I just saw this as well. Anyone have any info on this?
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