Royal Caribbean Refunds Passengers After 1,300 Party Animals Ruin Cruise
Royal Caribbean is in the spotlight today, and not for the best reason. As the Voyager of the Seas was on a 3 cruise from Singapore, the ship was taken over by drunk partiers who brought dancers dressed as Playboy Bunnies on-board the ship.
Voyager was hosting the India-based Kamla Pasand company for a work conference, when this unexpected partying began. Many passengers compared the environment to a bachelor party. Most families quarantined themselves to their rooms for the majority of the cruise.
“It was almost like a huge bucks [bachelor] party, a bucks night for 1,200 people. Their doors would be open, and you would walk past and be like, ‘What am I going to be looking at when I walk past this door?” passenger Cassandra Riini stated.
The communications person over at Royal Caribbean released a statement to the Sun Sentinel stating, “After a three-night sailing from Singapore on Sept. 6, several guests shared their concerns with us about the behavior of a group of other guests aboard the ship,” Torres said. “We were able to quickly provide them with a satisfactory solution to their concerns. Royal Caribbean operates with the safety of our guests and crew as our highest priority. We are continuing to review this incident to ensure that our guest conduct policy is applied appropriately.”
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