February 2016 is becoming a month Royal Caribbean would like to quickly forget.
Just 2 weeks after the Anthem was knocked around in a squall in the Atlantic, reports are stating that Royal Caribbean has decided to cut her current cruise short due to a storm.
In an overabundance of caution, Royal Caribbean has decided to cut her 12-night Southern Caribbean cruise short by two days. She was originally scheduled to be back in Bayonne on Friday March 4th, but instead will arrive back on Wednesday March 2nd.
There’s also rumors that suggest a just under 100pax (1.5%) have a confirmed case of Norovirus. However RCL has quickly denied that that’s the cause of the return.
#AnthemoftheSeas will head back to Cape Liberty immediately to avoid a severe storm & provide guests with a comfortable journey back home.
We’ve been closely watching a large storm off the coast of Cape Hatteras. We want to be extra cautious when it comes to weather in the area.
#AnthemoftheSeas is returning early bc of severe forecast storm. Captain followed our new storm avoidance policy and consulted with experts.
#AnthemoftheSeas sail home has been smooth. Nothing is more important to us than the safety of our guests and crew.
#AnthemoftheSeas guests have experienced norovirus symptoms. About 10 per day from 6,000 total pop. Didn’t affect decision to return.
Here’s reportedly the letter that guests on the Anthem received (via twitter):