Enchantment of the Seas Delayed at Cruise Maryland

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#1
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Hello everyone. . .My friend is onboard Enchantment of the Seas, and has phoned me to let me know that the Ship is still docked at Cruise Maryland (at the Port of Baltimore)

Enchantment was scheduled to sail today at 4:00PM for a 9 Night Bahamas/Florida Cruise.

Capt Gus Andersson announced that there is engine trouble, and the ship will remain in Baltimore while the Coast Guard comes on board to diagnose the concern.

The Captain announced that the next report should be a 7:30PM.

I hope all is well with Enchantment of the Seas.



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Thanks Radio...please keep us posted.....hope all is well with our next ship!
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#3
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Originally posted by Radio
Hello everyone. . .My friend is onboard Enchantment of the Seas, and has phoned me to let me know that the Ship is still docked at Cruise Maryland (at the Port of Baltimore)

Enchantment was scheduled to sail today at 4:00PM for a 9 Night Bahamas/Florida Cruise.

Capt Gus Andersson announced that there is engine trouble, and the ship will remain in Baltimore while the Coast Guard comes on board to diagnose the concern.

The Captain announced that the next report should be a 7:30PM.

I hope all is well with Enchantment of the Seas.



Radio

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We are sailing on her on the 27th... Hopefully the guests on board get to take their trip.
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#5
Myrtle Beach, SC
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The Captain just announced that Enchantment is waiting for a technical crew to arrive in 2 to 3 hours to assess the problem. There will be no further updates tonight. He will update in morning. That's it for now.
#8
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Here is the update. . .Cruise Critic Member, TPKeller just called to tell me that Capt Gus Andersson just announced at 7:30 that there will be an Assessment Team bought on board to determine the scope of the damage.

It appears that one of the engines is down. . . The Assessment Team is on the way and is scheduled to arrive by 9:30PM.

It will take the Assessment Team about 3 hours to determine a decision once onboard.

Capt Gus Andersson suggested that he will not make another announcement this evening, because he doesn't want to wake passengers up from sleep, but will announce tomorrow morning where Enchantmewnt of the Seas is at. . . Or. . .if they happen to still be at the port, hewill give details on the work.

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#9
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Originally posted by Radio
Here is the update. . .Cruise Critic Member, TPKeller just called to tell me that Capt Gus Andersson just announced at 7:30 that there will be an Assessment Team bought on board to determine the scope of the damage.

It appears that one of the engines is down. . . The Assessment Team is on the way and is scheduled to arrive by 9:30PM.

It will take the Assessment Team about 3 hours to determine a decision once onboard.

Capt Gus Andersson suggested that he will not make another announcement this evening, because he doesn't want to wake passengers up from sleep, but will announce tomorrow morning where Enchantmewnt of the Seas is at. . . Or. . .if they happen to still be at the port, hewill give details on the work.

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Bet a bunch of folks will be up late wanting to know....guess it would be upwards of 1am before they will know for sure...wonder what happened to the engine.
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#10
Stoughton, MA
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How disappointing for the passengers hope they can fix the problem.
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#11
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The Assesment Team will make their decision at about 12:30AM. . .according to Captain Gus Andersson.



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#12
Reading Pa USA
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Radio, thanks for all your updates! We leave on the 27th and I hope and pray they get this fixed! I hope they fix it for the people that are already onboard. You never think something like this will happen!
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Gosh, my heart goes out to fellow cruises! What a let down!

One thing for certain is that RCI is going to do everything humanly possible to get that engine fixed!

Radio, thanks for the updates!

Does anyone know if there are webcams at the Baltimore Port? I've tried googling but haven't come up with anything solid.

Best,
Sunny
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Reading Pa USA
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I don't believe there are webcams at that port.

I sure hope this is fixable. We booked this cruise over a year ago. All the planning.

Hope the passengers onboard are getting free drinks!!!
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#15
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Thanks Radio..

and no, there aren't any cameras at the port...I think Radio said that there's an inner harbor cam, but i doubt that you can see the pier...it's pretty far away...
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#16
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Sounds like the Enchantment is having an Adventure. ;-) Hopefully the engine problem can be fixed quickly and they can get on with their cruise. We're supposed to be on it next week, so we'll be watching this thread closely.
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#17
Northern Virginia
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Oh I hope all is well with the ship as we sail on March 10th on this same itinerary! Hoping all onboard still have a wonderful cruise!
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#18
Albany, NY
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I am currently sitting on the EOS and all Radio has been saying is true. The Capitan came over the PA to let us know that a team will be here around 9:30 to start the assessment of the ship and they will not have an answer until sometime around 1am. Needless to say tension is starting to run high on this boat. This is my first Royal Caribbean cruise and needless to say it is not starting off on a good note. Hopefully we will be at sea when I wake up tomorrow morning.
#19
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Originally posted by Radio
Here is the update. . .Cruise Critic Member, TPKeller just called to tell me that Capt Gus Andersson just announced at 7:30 that there will be an Assessment Team bought on board to determine the scope of the damage.

It appears that one of the engines is down. . . The Assessment Team is on the way and is scheduled to arrive by 9:30PM.

It will take the Assessment Team about 3 hours to determine a decision once onboard.

Capt Gus Andersson suggested that he will not make another announcement this evening, because he doesn't want to wake passengers up from sleep, but will announce tomorrow morning where Enchantmewnt of the Seas is at. . . Or. . .if they happen to still be at the port, hewill give details on the work.

Radio
Wow... Possible blown motor. How long does that take to replace??? Definately not safe to run without full power. If they get it fixed in a day, what port gets the axe so that they can still make a trip?
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#20
Stoughton, MA
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Thanks for the update and hoping for smooth sailings!
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