Royal Caribbean's Enchantment of the Seas suffered damage from heavy seas while sailing through a storm last week on her way to Keppel Verolme Shipyards in Rotterdam. The windows of five cabins located on Decks 2 and 3 were broken by large waves. All of the affected cabins suffered minor water damage while some of the others had broken furniture.
While in Rotterdam, Enchantment of the Seas will be lengthened by 75 feet when a custom built midsection is inserted. She will become the third ship in Royal Caribbean history to be lengthened, the first in 25 years. The new midsection will add 151 staterooms, for a total of 1,126, and give the company space to introduce a wide range of new features for guests to enjoy.
There were no passengers on board at the time of the incident and no crew was reported injured. Enchantment of the Seas is expected to return to service in July with a series of sailings from the Northeast before returning to Fort Lauderdale in October to resume her regular short Caribbean itineraries.