“Vision of the Seas” Loses Power in Sea Of Crete
The Vision of the Seas lost power during the early morning hours of May 22, 2018. Several passengers are reporting that the Royal Caribbean cruise ship sustained a power and propulsion outage, leaving the ship floating in the Sea of Crete with only its emergency lighting on.
Subsequent information is that the ship regained power and is now sailing slowly toward Santorini. AIS systems (right) show the ship under power at a speed of a little over 7 knots.
There is an unconfirmed rumor that the Vision allegedly struck something, although this has not been confirmed.
The Vision of the Seas is sailing on a 12 day cruise from Monday, May 14 to Saturday, May 26 to the Greek Isles, leaving and returning to Barcelona, Spain. It was sailing between Mykonos to Santorini when it experienced power failure.
The Vision of the Seas is twenty years old, sailing its inaugural cruise in May of 1998.