Vision of the Seas Loses Power in Sea Of Crete

The Vision of the Seas lost power during the early morning hours of May 22, 2018. Several passengers are reporting that the Royal Caribbean cruise ship sustained a power and propulsion outage, leaving the ship floating in the Sea of Crete with only its emergency lighting on. 

Subsequent information is that the ship regained power and is now sailing slowly toward Santorini. AIS systems (right) show the ship under power at a speed of a little over 7 knots. 

Vision of the Seas Power LossThere is an unconfirmed rumor that the Vision allegedly struck something, although this has not been confirmed. 

The Vision of the Seas is sailing on a 12 day cruise from Monday, May 14 to Saturday, May 26 to the Greek Isles, leaving and returning to Barcelona, Spain.  It was sailing between Mykonos to Santorini when it experienced power failure.

The Vision of the Seas is twenty years old, sailing its inaugural cruise in May of 1998. 

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May 22, 2018 Update: photographs by John Brown via Cruceros Puerto Rico.


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Lorne Trudgian - May 29, 2018 2:12 PM

I was aboard the Vision of the Seas as a passenger on May 21 when the power went out. I was in the Masquerade Theatre when this occurred. The lights went out for only approximately 10 minutes and then full power and lighting returned. The ship's Captain sincerely apologized for the incident calming the passengers that there was nothing to be alarmed about and he was checking into the cause. We were never informed what exactly was the cause of the power outage. Even the show when on as scheduled. The incident was not a big deal but one I will remember.
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