However on September 14, 2012 when peacefully mooredin Bermuda, high winds resulted the Norwegian Star losing control and striking Explorer of the Seas in the stern. Damage to both ships was minimal, but a hurricane could have resulted in a more serious situation.
Explorer of the Seas heads for the western deepwater channel to give clearance to the inbound Atlantic Cartier this afternoon. The 137,308 grt ship was built in 2000 by Kvaerner Masa in Turku, Finland. It has a capacity of 3,114 passengers and 1,180 crew.