Coast Guard cites safety concerns with Majesty of the Seas

- Royal Caribbean's cruise ship Majesty of the Seas has a full load of passengers and was supposed to depart Port Canaveral late Monday afternoon, but the ship has been held at port after the U.S. Coast Guard cited several safety concerns. 

The Coast Guard would not elaborate on those concerns, but the delay has left many of the passengers a little uneasy.   "I think everybody's a little aggravated, or a lit little agitated," said passenger Nick Vandetti.

The ship is being held at port, until those safety issues can be addressed. Passengers said customer service representatives with Royal Caribbean has indicated that the ship will not leave until Tuesday night, at the earliest.

The 880-foot-long ship was placed into service in 1992 and can accommodate over 2,700 guests, according to Royal Caribbean.  It recently underwent refurbishments in 2007 and 2016. 

Up Next:

Up Next

  • Coast Guard cites safety concerns with Majesty of the Seas
  • Amber Alert issued for 3-month-old NC girl, parents sought
  • Hurricane Maria roars into Puerto Rico
  • 'Ghost boat' washes ashore on Florida beach
  • Taco Bell to open 300-plus new cantina-style locations that serve alcohol
  • Navy plans to use Xbox controllers to control submarine periscopes
  • Free Queso Day at Moe's Southwest Grill
  • Mexicans dig through collapsed buildings as quake kills 217
  • New fashion trend double-waisted jeans cost $695
  • Mayor caught driving lawn mower on highway with beer in hand