Royal Caribbean considering early repairs for Allure of the Seas
After suffering with propulsion problems that have hampered her speed for weeks now, Royal Caribbean is considering sending Allure of the Seas for an early dry dock to fix the lingering issues.
Travel Weekly quoted Royal Caribbean chairman Richard Fain saying that an early dry dock is a possibility, "We’re considering it, sure.We’re in the process of trying to assess [whether] we move up the drydock, and if it makes sense we will."
As it stands now, Allure of the Seas is scheduled for a dry dock repair in 2015.
The issue affecting Allure of the Seas is one of its propulsion pods is damaged and the ship has to travel slower. As a result, time has been shortened at ports of call because the ship takes longer to get between any two points.