How will the mechanical problems impact cruisers? The ship's scheduled call in Stockholm from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today was replaced with a call in Visby, Sweden, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. On Wednesday, the ship will visit Helsinki as planned, and on Thursday the ship will arrive in St. Petersburg at 7:30 a.m. (half an hour late) and depart Friday at 6:30 p.m.
Although preliminary repairs were carried out in Harwich on Saturday, more substantial work will be done in St. Petersburg, including replacing the problematic hydraulic motor with a new one. If the repairs go as planned, no additional itinerary changes will be necessary.
To compensate those onboard for the disruption to the planned itinerary, Royal Caribbean is offering Jewel of the Seas passengers $150 to $250 per cabin in onboard credit (amount varies by cabin category booked).
--by Erica Silverstein, Senior Editor
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