Royal Caribbean Rhapsody of the Seas Suffers Damage in Storm off the Coast of Greece

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  • The Royal Caribbean Rhapsody of the Seas cruise ship suffered minor damage in a storm on Monday.
  • The ship was damaged off the coast of Greece during a 10-day itinerary.
  • No passengers were reported hurt in the incident.

Adding to a long list of recent cruise ship incidences, a Royal Caribbean cruise ship reportedly suffered damage in a storm earlier this week.

The Rhapsody of the Seas cruise ship was subject to a strong winds off the coast of Greece on Monday, which caused relatively minor damage to the ship. According to Royal Caribbean’s director of global corporate communications, Cynthia Martinez, the ship "encountered sudden strong winds for a brief period of time," causing it to sustain “some minor damage to public areas”.

Some passengers took to social media in order to describe their ordeal. One man said that at about five in the morning the ship traveled through a low pressure storm system, causing it to rock violently. He reported that items flew across his room and his wardrobe door flung open during the disturbance. Later the ship’s captain went on the public address system to explain the situation to passengers.

The damage to the ship included damage to the Viking Crown Lodge, with 12 large windows being damaged, and several smaller windows were also damaged on the pool deck.

No passengers were reported injured.

Despite the disturbance the Rhapsody of the Seas continues along its original 10-day itinerary.