First trouble in the Sothern Ocean and now a cruise ship rocked by heavy seas? NBC’s today has the report.
Keep reading for the full statement from Royal Caribbean
Sunday, December 12, 2010 – Royal Caribbean International Statement
Royal Caribbean International Statement
December 12, 2010
On Sunday, December 12, 2010, at approximately 2:15 a.m. EET, while approaching Alexandria, Egypt Brilliance of the Seas experienced heavy swells and high winds, which caused the ship to list several times. Some guests sustained minor injuries and have received medical treatment onboard. The ship has sustained some damage to the public areas, which in no way affects the sea-worthiness of the ship.
Because of the inclement weather, Brilliance of the Seas was unable to call in Alexandria, and instead proceeded to the next port of call, Valetta, Malta.
Brilliance of the Seas is currently sailing on a 12-night itinerary that departed Barcelona, Spain with port calls in Sicily (Palermo), Italy; Athens (Piraeus) and Rhodes, Greece; Alexandria, Egypt and Valetta, Malta.[Source: Royal Caribbean]