Royal Caribbean cruise ship Rhapsody of the Seas damaged by monster wave

Rhapsody of the SeasThe Royal Caribbean cruise ship Rhapsody of the Seas was hit by monster wave during a voyage to Ajaccio, Corsica. The vessel on 9-night Mediterranean and Adriatic cruise during bad weather, but near the Corsica a giant wave broke the winds of five staterooms on third deck, resulting in water incursion. Totally six rooms were damaged from the water inside, but also the carpet floor was broken on nearby accommodations. The vessel resumed the voyage and safely docked into Ajaccio, where was repaired and inspected by the port state control. It was estimated that ship did not suffered serious damages and was allowed to resume cruise to the next destination port of Naples.

Totally 45 passengers were affected by the damage and departed the ship in Corsica. All of them were fully refund and future cruise certificate in the total amount of the cruise fare they paid for their sailing, as well as handling accommodations and travel costs for those who left the ship.

the bad weather and big swell also caused some inconvenience for the guests, but according to the company and crew all the safety measures were followed during the cruise and no-one was put in danger at any moment.

The cruise ship Rhapsody of the Seas (IMO: 9116864) has overall length of 279.00 m, moulded beam of 32.00 m and maximum draft of 7.80 m. The deadweight of the ship is 8,439 DWT and the gross tonnage is 78,878 GRT. The ship was built in 1997 by Chantiers de l’Atlantique in the shipyard in nantes Saint Nazaire, France.