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Date Published: September 9, 2006
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Rudder Trouble Delays Grandeur of the Seas' Next Cruise
(11:53 a.m.) -- Royal Caribbean's Grandeur of the Seas will not depart from Baltimore tomorrow as scheduled: The ship "has experienced a mechanical problem involving its starboard rudder," according to a notice posted on the cruise line's Web site.

Grandeur will depart on its next cruise at approximately midnight on Monday, September 11, and will return to Baltimore on Friday morning as originally scheduled.

The good news is that guests booked on the September 10 voyage may still board on September 10 between 5 and 10 p.m., as all passenger facilities and amenities will be up and running.

The bad news? The itinerary has basically been converted to a "cruise to nowhere" -- there will be no ports of call because of time, distance and weather constraints (the ship was originally scheduled to overnight at King's Wharf; Bermuda is under tropical storm and hurricane watches due to the projected path of Tropical Storm Florence).

Guests who wish to cancel will receive a letter of credit for 125 percent of the fare paid, which may be applied to a future Royal Caribbean cruise. Guests who choose to sail on this altered itinerary will receive a 50 percent refund and a 25 percent discount on a future Royal Caribbean cruise.

--By Melissa Baldwin, Associate Editor
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