As previously reported, a large crane collapsed onto the Oasis of the Seas while undergoing scheduled repairs in Freeport, resulting in eight non-life threatening personnel injuries and ship damage.
After assessing the damage to Oasis of the Seas, the cruise line found damage to the Aqua Theatre and some suites.
As a result, Royal Caribbean has begun alerting guests on affected sailings that the next three sailings have to be canceled in order to make repairs,
...the company announced.
Guests on the affected sailings should be sent shortly to inform them about compensation due to the cancellation. According to one tweet, a full refund of the cruise fare and a 100% Future Cruise Certificate is being given.
Oasis will head from Grand Bahama shipyard to be serviced at facilities in Cadiz, Spain. Oasis will resume her scheduled itineraries, beginning with the May 5 sailing from Barcelona.
In an email to guests, Royal Caribbean expressed recognition that personal injuries were limited:
We are very grateful that there were no life-threatening injuries and everyone is recovering, as the safety of our crew and guests is always our number one priority.