The cruse ship Anthem of the Seas suffered electrical issue in one of the pod systems during a voyage to Nassau, according to information from Cruise Law News and RCL blog. The vessel reduced speed to 15-17 kts during the voyage to Nassau, where successfully arrived with small delay. The ship slight altered its cruise planning and will remain at the Bahamas port for two days, where will be made repairs of the troubled pod systems and correct the problem. The engine problem did not caused issue for the passengers and will not change the route of the planned 7-night Bahamas cruise. Maritime Herald asked Royal Caribbean Cruises for comment, but still waiting their answer.
Last February, the cruse ship Anthem of the Seas suffered failure of one of its two azipods during the storm off New Jersey. The vessel was pushed to return at the US port with only one propulsion unit operating. The Coast Guard confirmed the accident, the cruise company decided to change all the damaged clutches on the both azipods in case of safety.
This time, the problem, if any, is insufficient and did not caused any danger of Discomfortability for the passengers on board.
MS Anthem of the Seas (IMO: 9656101) is a cruise ship operated by Royal Caribbean International and the second ship of the Quantum class. The vessel was delivered to Royal Caribbean on April 10, 2015, and christened on April 20, 2015. The cruise ship has length of 348.00 m, moulded beam of 49.40 m and maximum draft of 8.80 m. The ship has 18 decks, of which 16 are passenger-accessible, while the total capacity is for 4,180 guests in double occupancy.