Cruise Offers Special Gift to Bermuda Bound Royal Caribbean Cruise Passengers

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Royal CaribbeanÂ?s Voyager of the Seas was supposed to be spending last week docked along the warm sun-drenched shores of Bermuda. Instead, more than 3,000 cruise passengers found themselves having to settle for a much cooler trip along the foggy coasts of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, Canada.

The Voyager of the Seas, one of the largest cruise ships at sea today, was scheduled to depart Cape Liberty Cruise Port in Bayonne, NJ on Sunday July 24 for a 5-night Bermuda Cruise. Royal Caribbean Cruise Line was forced to alter the route of the Voyager at the last minute due to the pending threat of severe weather from tropical storm Franklin, which had been churning just off the southwestern coast of Bermuda for several days.

Royal Caribbean says that it had no choice but to modify the Voyager’s itinerary to ensure the safety of the more than 4,000 cruise passengers and crew that would be aboard the ship. The problem was, most passengers did not find out about the revised itinerary until they showed up at the pier in New Jersey on Sunday afternoon.

Some passengers were so angry they refused to even board the ship, others reluctantly accepted the alternate canada cruise itinerary, and everyone was demanding answers from the powers that be at Royal Caribbean.

Michael Sheehan, a spokesman for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, released a statement stating that “Simple common sense dictates that you cannot sail a ship with over 3,000 guests into a known tropical storm, which may become a hurricane.” Sheehan also went on the say that Royal Caribbean is not obligated to and most likely won't reimburse passengers any of their cruise fare.

As a result of this unfortunate occurrence, Cruise, a leading national provider of cruise vacations aboard some of the most magnificent cruise ships at sea today, has decided to offer a very special gift to all those Royal Caribbean passengers that were scheduled to be aboard the July 24 Voyager of the Seas Bermuda sailing.

Cruise Network has already sent all of their own clients that were aboard the Voyager a complimentary gift containing a generous contribution towards their next cruise vacation aboard any major cruise line. In addition, Cruise Network would also like to invite ALL other passengers who booked their cruise directly through Royal Caribbean, and were also unfortunate enough not to be able to make it to Bermuda, to contact a Cruise Network customer service representative immediately at 888-267-1232. Upon verification, these passengers will also receive a very special gift from Cruise Network.

“Cruise Network understands that events such as this are completely unpredictable,” said Cruise Network agency manager John Tulipano. “We also understand that Royal Caribbean was simply looking out for the safety of its passengers and crew, yet we don’t want a bad experience such as this to discourage people from cruising in general. A cruise vacation is one of the most spectacular vacation options available in the travel industry today, so we are offering these gifts not only as a way of saying thanks to our loyal clients, but to also encourage all those considering a cruise vacation to get out there and experience everything that cruising today has to offer!”

Cruise Network customer service representatives are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 888-267-1232.

Royal Caribbean’s Voyager of the Seas has been a regular visitor to Bermuda throughout this summer, and will resume its island itineraries from New Jersey on August 7.

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Cruise Network is one of the fastest growing networks in the cruise industry, specializing in providing Royal Caribbean Cruise Vacations, as well as other cruise lines, cruise destinations, cruise reviews, and home-based business opportunities. Visit or call 1-888-267-1232 to speak to a Cruise Network Cruise Specialist.

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