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Royal Caribbean’s Wonder of the Seas Delayed

Wonder of the Seas has been delayed by a day due to a medical emergency. 

The largest cruise ship in the world was to arrive in Port Canaveral today, November 28, but had to be diverted on November 25 pushing everything back by one day. A passenger aboard the ship suffered a medical emergency and the ship was diverted to San Juan, Puerto Rico. 

Royal Caribbean’s Wonder of the Seas was sailing from St. Kitts to Port Canaveral. She was north of Puerto Rico but realized the vessel would need to turn around and be sure the passenger in need of medical attention received it as soon as possible. 

The Oasis-class ship does have a medical facility, but it was not capable of caring for the individual in need. After conferring with Royal Caribbean’s head office, the decision was made to head back to San Juan where the passenger was taken to a local hospital via ambulance. 

This does mean that Wonder of the Seas will return to Port Canaveral on Monday as opposed to Sunday, which subsequently will shorten the sailing. Passengers booked on the cruise that was set to sail on Sunday, November 27, received communication of the delay. 

“Due to a medical emergency on our current sailing, our arrival to Orlando (Port Canaveral) has been delayed until Monday. As a result, we’ll now set sail on Monday, November 28th, 2022, and boarding will begin at the original time planned. Regrettably, we won’t be able to visit Nassau, Bahamas, and good news – we’ll visit our private destination, Perfect Day at CocoCay, as planned,” said Aurora Yera-Rodriguez, Guest Experience AVP. 

Booked guests can choose to not sail and receive 100% future cruise credit. Booked guests who choose to sail will receive prorated refundable onboard credits for pre-cruise purchases and the one day cruise fare.