November 14, 2013
We are writing to provide you with important information regarding your reservation on the Allure
of the Seas.
Allure of the Seas has been experiencing excessive and unanticipated bearing wear in one of its
three propulsion motors. All three motors are fully operational, and there is no impact on the
maneuverability of the ship or on the safety of our guests and crew. However, since the rate of
bearing wear is directly related to ship’s speed, we have had to limit the ship’s top speed. This
has reduced the rate of bearing wear and will ensure that all of three propulsion motors are fully
available for maneuvering and emergencies until repairs can be completed.
Due to the reduced speed it is necessary to make some minor adjustments to your original
itinerary. Allure of the Seas will now call on Nassau, Bahamas, from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and
on Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. The rest of your itinerary will
Thank you for your understanding about the slight modification to your itinerary. As always, we
thank you for your ongoing support of Royal Caribbean International, and look forward to
welcoming you onboard.
Royal Caribbean International