Latest Cruise Ship Drama: Fire Onboard
Everyone safe on Royal Caribbean ship
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted May 27, 2013 1:18 PM CDT
The Royal Caribbean cruise ship Allure of the Seas is seen as it pulls into Port Everglades in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010.   (AP Photo/Miami Herald, Patrick Farrell)

(Newser) – Another day, another example of why you should probably opt for a land-based vacation: A fire broke out aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship this morning, the AP reports. The good news: It was quickly extinguished and all passengers and crew members are safe. The Grandeur of the Seas left Baltimore Friday for a 7-night cruise to the Bahamas. It was headed toward CocoCay but was re-routed to Freeport for further evaluation, where guests in affected staterooms will be put up in hotels, USA Today reports.

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StevieGee
Jun 17, 2013 10:04 PM CDT
I would totally go on one of these ships. Especially now that they are going to have to run specials to sell staterooms. I was in a hotel fire once. We were awaken by the fire alarm and looked out the window and saw firetrucks pulling into the parking lot 12 or 15 floors down. Not wanting to go down that many stairs, (and besides it was snowing pretty hard outside) I called down to the desk and they said don't worry we've had an "incident"in the kitchen. I don't think it even made the local paper.
NorCalHal
May 29, 2013 6:14 PM CDT
Another CIRCUS DAY on Carnival..... With all the different problems they have had doesn't it look a lot like sabotage by employees or contractors ? I'm sure Carnival has a LOT of disgruntled employees, I KNOW they have a LOT of furious customers.... Hope all this results in some TOP LEVEL management changes ! ! ! !
garydouglas
May 28, 2013 11:13 AM CDT
Anyone who takes a cruise on one of these monster ships deserves whatever comes their way. Viruses, sinking, fires, whatever. It's happening all too often and there's no excuse for not being aware of the risks.