Navigator of the Seas Re-Routed to Virgo For Unscheduled Repairs
On October 29, 2018, the Navigator of the Seas was diverted to Virgo, Spain, after a technical issue prompted repairs to be done.
Cruise Hive posted a statement from Royal Caribbean about Navigator of the Seas.
"Navigator of the Seas is making repairs to resolve a technical issue. The ship is fully operational with no impact on its maneuverability or the safety of our guests and crew. However, because of time needed to make the repair, it was necessary to modify her current itinerary.
Navigator will now call on Vigo, Spain for an overnight stay on Sunday, Oct. 28. It will then sail on to Gran Canaria, Canary Islands on Wednesday, Oct. 31 and Tenerife, Canary Islands on Thursday, Nov 1. The ship will return to Southampton, England on Monday, Nov. 5 as scheduled."
According to crew-center.com, Guests aboard Navigator of the Seas reported an announcement by the ship's Captain that stated one of the stabliizers broke and the result was a hole in the hull of the ship.
Many news outlets have blown this story way out of proportion saying that she has taken on massive amounts of water. She only took on some water, and the ship is still planned to sail as scheduled. Some might even say this is fake news.
Navigator has since been cleared to sail as scheduled after her repairs.