This evening Cruise Critic reported that Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the Seas altered her itinerary yesterday because three passengers were evacuated from the cruise ship for medical reasons.
The popular online community said that a helicopter airlifted one person from Coco Cay. Later, the cruise ship was diverted to Nassau, Bahamas to send two other people to the hospital. A spokesperson for Royal Caribbean reportedly said that the three incidents were not related.
There was no indication regarding the nature of illnesses and/or injuries or whether the medical emergencies involved passengers or crew members.
The Freedom of the Seas stopped at San Juan today rather than sail to St. Thomas.
There is no indication whether passengers will be offered any type of compensation for the missed port.
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Photo Credit: Freedom of the Seas – Wikipedia / Andres Manuel Rodriguez