Royal Caribbean will send the Explorer of the Seas to Europe in the summer of 2015 instead of the Adventure of the Seas as previously announced.
Adventure of the Seas will continue to sail from San Juan while Explorer will homeport at Southampton, England, and offer three- to 16-day roundtrip cruises from late April through September 2015.
Prior to starting European service, Explorer will have a month-long drydock to be revitalized and receive features such as virtual balconies.
Last week, an Adventure of the Seas cruise was delayed in San Juan for three days after propulsion issues led Royal Caribben to replace the ship’s propellers, which took longer than expected.
The delayed cruise was the final one before a scheduled drydock for maintenance.Follow Tom Stieghorst on Twitter @tstravelweekly.