Giant wave hits Royal Caribbean cruise ship Explorer of the Seas

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04Nov2014

A few guests aboard Royal Caribbean's Explorer of the Seas are reporting a giant 40 foot wave struck Explorer of the Seas causing damage to the ship's lifeboats.

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A Cruise Critic message board member, Merion_Mom, reported that two life boats were torn from their position along side the ship and struck the Promenade deck.

Additionally, some sea water penetrated damaged doors on deck 4 and there were some elevator outages for a short period of time.  No injuries were reported and the ship is able to continue on its normal course.

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The ship's captain indicated that despite the lifeboat damage, there are still enough space on the deployable life boats and rafts for all guests.